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Category: Edition 2019

Franky Winter and Ballas Kohl have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever. GIANT LITTLE ONES is a heartfelt and intimate coming-of-age story about friendship, self-discovery and the power of love without labels.

Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 93'
Production Year 2018
Nationality Canada
Directed by Keith Behrman
Screenplay Keith Behrman
Director of photography Guy Godfree
Editor Sandy Pereira
Production Design Zosia Mackenzie
Costume Design Marissa Schwartz
Sound Adam Stein
Music Michael Brook
Main cast Josh Wiggins
Darren Mann
Taylor Hickson
Maria Bello
Kyle Maclachlan
Peter Outerbridge
Produced by Allison Black

 regista Keith BehrmanKEITH BEHRMAN
Keith Behrman’s acclaimed and award-winning first feature "Flower & Garnet" premiered at TIFF and subsequently screened at international festivals including Berlin and Karlovy Vary. Behrman was awarded the Canadian Academy’s Claude Jutra Award for Best First Feature, where the film was also nominated for Best Actor. The film went on to receive the VFCC’s awards for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actor and was named one of Canada’s Top Ten films of the year. After directing TV for several years Behrman put his career on hold in order to delve into his fascination with meditation and yoga. After living and studying at ashrams and monasteries in Asia and Canada over three years, Behrman returned home, inspired to make another film.

Director's statement
"It is a time when erupting hormones and flourishing sexuality are coupled with a naiveté still lingering from childhood, when relationships and loyalties are changing along with a shifting sense of self. GIANT LITTLE ONES dramatizes something unique to today’s teens. They are acting on the new levels of cultural acceptance for alternate sexual expression, yet still face old stereotypes and prejudices. […] I wrote GIANT LITTLE ONES to explore modern teen life and family life in this unique cultural moment – to make a film that gives voice to the strength of self and love".


Euclid 431 Pictures

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