Directed by Bretten Hannam | Canada | 2015 | 78 min
North Mountain is a Two-Spirit action thriller filmed in the snowy winterlands of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. Young hunter Wolf (played by the gorgeous Justin Rain) finds Crane (acclaimed actor Glen Gould), a mysterious older fugitive wounded in the woods, and nurses him back to health. Wolf becomes embroiled in Crane's past as a slew of sideways cops seek revenge. Billed as Brokeback Mountain meets Rambo, the film experiments with genre, fluidly taking shape as Wolf and Crane hold their ground while their collective pasts return to haunt them amid the terror of the present. Filled with queer hunter brawls, bloody hatchets and arrows, and brave plot twists, North Mountain is a refreshing, Tarantino-esque action thriller rimmed with threads of romance.
North Mountain is presented in cooperation with the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival.
Winner - Best Feature Film - Screen Nova Scotia Awards 2016