MEAN DREAMS

By Nathan MORLANDO

WOODS ENTERTAINMENT - as PROD

Crime - Completed 2016

Mean Dreams is a coming-of-age thriller about a fifteen-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves while her corrupt cop father hunts them down.

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Cannes 2016
Director's Fortnight
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Crime, Thriller
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nathan MORLANDO
    • Writer(s)
    • Ryan GRASSBY, Kevin COUGHLIN
    • Producer(s)
    • William WOODS (Woods Entertainment), Allison BLACK (Euclid 431)
    • Synopsis
    • Golden Globe nominated Bill Paxton (Training Day, Big Love, Nightcrawler) and Colm Feore (House of Cards, Thor, The Amazing Spiderman 2) join rising stars Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief) and Josh Wiggins (Max, Hellion) in the suspense thriller MEAN DREAMS.

      MEAN DREAMS follows courageous local farm boy Jonas (Wiggins) and the new girl next door, Casey (Nélisse), as they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever. As young love blossoms between the two fifteen year olds, Jonas also discovers that Casey’s abusive home life has reached a new level of danger, and Jonas takes the lead in their escape by stealing a bag full of drug money from Casey’s corrupt father - local cop Wayne Caraway (Paxton). With the stolen cash as their only means to a better life, Casey flees with Jonas and together, under relentless pursuit from her father, they learn the hard truth of what it will take in order to survive. In the end, Casey and Jonas are forced to make a life-altering choice from which there will be no turning back.

      A potent coming of age thriller, MEAN DREAMS brings together the desperation of life on the run and the beauty and wonder of first love.
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