BLACKBIRD

By Jason BUXTON

HOLDFAST PICTURES INC. - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2012

A rebellious teenager is falsely accused of planning a school shooting and must survive a harrowing conflict with a prison gang leader while fighting to redeem himself with his community and the girl he loves.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012
Best Canadian First Feature Film
Atlantic Film Festival 2012
Best Atlantic Canadian Feature Film
Vancouver IFF 2012
Best Canadian Feature Film
Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2012
Official Selection
Warsaw FF 2012
Official Selection
Rome FF 2012
Alice nella Città
Seattle FF 2013
Special Jury Prize
Cannes Junior 2013
Grand Prix
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jason BUXTON
    • Writer(s)
    • Jason BUXTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Marc ALMON (Holdfast Pictures Inc.), David MILLER (A71 Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • A rebellious teenager's online postings lead to false accusations of planning a school shooting and an investigation by police. Committed to prison to await trial, the teen must survive a harrowing conflict with a gang leader while fighting to redeem himself with his community and the girl he loves. Winner of Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, BLACKBIRD is a remarkable portrait of modern youth facing a dangerous hyper-connected world.
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