Sleeping Giant premiered at Critics Week in Cannes and went on to screen at 45 film festivals in 29 countries. It's won over a dozen prizes, and was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture, alongside such films as Room, Brooklyn and Remember. Called Canada's answer to Stand By Me, the film is being hailed as a new coming-of-age classic.
The secret history of this movie is that it was made with very humble means, by a cast and crew of great friends who were compelled to tell a story about boyhood set against the awe-inducing backdrop of Lake Superior.
While spending a boring summer on Lake Superior, Adam falls in with two locals and begins attempting ever more hazardous stunts — but the arrival of pretty young Taylor could spark the trio’s riskiest dare yet.
Canadian Screen Awards Nominated 2015 Official Selection: Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2014 Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Festival del film Locarno (Youth Jury Prize) 2014 AFI Fest 2014