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  (in credits order)
Joel Evans ... Larry Sole (as Joel Nathan Evans)

Benjamin Bratt ... Jed

Kiowa Gordon ... Johnny Beck

Chloe Rose ... Juliet Hope

Adam Butcher ... Darcy McManus

Tamara Podemski ... Verna Sole

Lucius Hoyos ... Donny Beck

Jacob Neayem ... Clarence Jerome

Spencer Van Wyck ... Kevin Garner
Dylan Cobbs ... Merc Junior
David Boyce ... Mr. Harrister
Marie-Claire Marcotte ... Mademoiselle Simon
Alyssa Roy ... Jesse Snow
Dylan Cook ... Moustache Sammy

Krista Bridges ... Auntie
Lindsay Sarazin ... Huddled Figure
Mike Bernier ... Johnny's Dad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Evie Moores ... Bar Patron
Emilie Overton ... Student (uncredited)

Jayson Stewart ... Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Anita Doron 
Writing credits
Anita Doron (written by)

Richard Van Camp (novel)

Produced by
Daniel Bekerman .... line producer
Brianna Brown .... associate producer
Alex Lalonde .... co-producer
Christina Piovesan .... producer
Richard Van Camp .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Intson 
Cinematography by
Brendan Steacy 
Film Editing by
Geoff Ashenhurst 
David Ostry 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Jason Knight 
Production Design by
Peter Cosco 
Art Direction by
Peter Mihaichuk 
Set Decoration by
David Gruer 
Costume Design by
Sarah Millman 
Makeup Department
Renee Chan .... hair department head
Traci Loader .... makeup department head
Production Management
Katharine Wilson .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amanda Nanfo .... third assistant director
Pierre Ouellet .... first assistant director
Natalie Sirianni .... trainee assistant director
Sterling Thomas .... second assistant director
Art Department
David LeBrun .... lead dresser
Davin Snip .... property master
Tyler Unrau .... props
Sound Department
Josh Brown .... re-recording assistant
Alex Bullick .... sound effects editor
Steven Ejbick .... foley recording mixer
Alexis Eskandari .... foley artist
Pino Halili .... dialogue editor
Pino Halili .... supervising sound editor
Matthew Harrold .... re-recording mixer
Derek Oxley .... sound mixer
Katie Williams .... adr assistant
Special Effects by
John MacGillivray .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Arv Slabosevicius .... visual effects artist
Arv Slabosevicius .... visual effects supervisor
Cameron Bryson .... stunt fire safety
Dylan Bryson .... stunt fire safety
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Flint Eagle .... stunt
Joseph Racki .... stunt double
Rob Roy .... stunt fire safety
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baxter .... camera trainee
Brian Burford .... camera trainee
Conor Cameron .... electrician
Bob Davidson .... gaffer
Tyler Emms .... grip
Allister Foster .... key grip
Joshua Jinchereau .... data management technician
Joshua Jinchereau .... digital imaging technician
Brent Marrale .... best boy electric
Brent Marrale .... electrician
Kar Wai Ng .... first assistant camera
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer
Richard Pryce .... generator operator
Cliff Ramnauth .... best boy grip
Mandi Serroul .... camera trainee
Dave C. Sheridan .... b-camera first assistant
Ryan Spence .... camera trainee
Adam Tupper .... second assistant camera
Joe Turner .... b-camera operator
Ramesh Yogendran .... best boy
Casting Department
Jennifer Barbeau .... extras casting
Jim Calarco .... additional casting
Rosalie Chilelli .... extras casting
Rosalie Chilelli .... local casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bonnie Brown .... additional costumer
Erinn Beth Langille .... assistant costume designer
Susan Mihaichuk .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Frank Biasi .... digital intermediate editor
Patrick Duchesne .... digital intermediate producer
Jim Fleming .... digital intermediate colorist
Margaret Hutz .... digital intermediate technician (as Margaret Mansell)
Tatiana Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Location Management
Shawn Julian .... assistant location manager
Katharine Wilson .... location manager
Music Department
Boban Apostolov .... scoring pro tools engineer
Amy Fritz .... music supervisor
Georgi Hristovski .... score recording engineer
Andrew Murrin .... composers
F.A.M.E.'S. Project .... orchestra and studio contractor
Transportation Department
Michael Bockner .... transportation captain
Robert Callaghan .... driver
Rosalind Callahan .... transportation coordinator
Gary Guise .... driver
Cathy Metlin .... driver
Verlyn Robinson .... driver: cast
Patricia Satok .... driver
Other crew
Karla Bobadilla .... legal affairs
Laurent Boyé .... international publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Laurel Bresnahan .... education liaison
Suzanne Cheriton .... unit publicist
Jessica Cheung .... business affairs associate
Alina Ducharme Dockery .... production assistant (as Alina Ducharme)
Dale Gienow .... animal trainer
Jenna Hamilton .... production assistant
Ryan Hupponen .... assistant production coordinator
Joshua Jinchereau .... dailies technician
Susan R. Jones .... production coordinator
Kyle Kitagawa .... assistant production coordinator
Jen O'Sullivan .... script supervisor (additional script supervisor)
Barbara Pecs .... production accountant
Julia Stan .... script supervisor
Nick Whelan .... production assistant
Bill Woodbury .... production assistant
Trina Brink .... daily crew (uncredited)
Jayson Stewart .... thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for drug and alcohol use, violence, language and sexual content - all involving teens
86 min
Canada:14A (Ontario/British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | South Korea:18 (2016) | USA:R
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Rough Teen Drama in the North, 15 October 2013
Author: SnoopyStyle

Larry Sole (Joel Evans) is a loner native teen living in Canada's north. His oddness and his dark past has made him a constant target of the school bully. He is hopelessly infatuated with Juliet Hope (Chloe Rose). One day he's rescued from another bullying by Johnny Beck (Kiowa Gordon). The three high school kids would deal with intense issues that will change their lives.

Joel Evans does a lot of mumble acting. He's mostly a low energy character, with some explosive anger. It does fit the character, but he needs more intensity not just when he's fighting. Chole Rose and Kiowa Gordon also do a pretty good job. Anita Doron is the writer/director. The movie needs more pace. There are too many slow spots. It also need more style to emphasize the isolation and the culture of the north. It's understandable since this was filmed in Sudbury and not the extreme north. But the movie is missing that something that would otherwise make this a unique movie. It plays like an average teen melodrama with some dark intense issues.

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