The debut feature from writer–director Andrew Cividino, 'Sleeping Giant' is a tempestuous coming–of–age saga set in northern Ontario.
As the restless Adam, on the cusp of adulthood, spends his summer vacation with his parents on the north shore of Lake Superior, he befriends a wild pair of cousins – Riley and Nate – who pass the long summer days with a reckless routine of debauchery and cliff–jumping. However, the revelation of a hurtful secret triggers Adam to set in motion a series of irreversible events that test the limits of their friendship and change the boys forever.
A vibrant portrait of a summer filled with euphoria and disaster, 'Sleeping Giant' tackles death, masculinity, as well as adolescent perceptions of love, friendship and sexuality.
Named Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF 2015.