WEREWOLF

By Ashley MCKENZIE

GRASSFIRE FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2016

Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer to collapse. Tethered to one another, their getaway dreams are kept on a suffocatingly short leash.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Discovery
Festival du nouveau cinéma 2016
Focus Québec/Canada – Best Feature Film
Atlantic Film Festival 2016
Best Director / Best Actor / Best Actress
Vancouver IFF 2016
Future // Present
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Social issues
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ashley MCKENZIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Ashley MCKENZIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Nelson MACDONALD (grassfire films), Ashley MCKENZIE (grassfire films)
    • Synopsis
    • Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in a small town that doesn't offer an easy way out. Each day starts in a long lineup at the tiny pharmacy, then it's door-to-door begging to cut grass for people who just want them to not exist. At dusk they push their rusty lawnmower up a steep hill and crash in a filthy camper at the edge of town. In this bleakness, Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer to relapse, arrest, hospitalization, or worse. Tethered to one another, their getaway dreams are kept on a suffocatingly short leash.
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