About The Film

In this engrossing and suspenseful feature film debut by filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive. The shocked boys stumble through guilt-fueled days, avoiding the suspicions of their community as they weave a web of deceit. With their future in the balance, they are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor.

Featuring breakout performances by Josiah Patkotak and Frank Qutuq Irelan.

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QALLI

Played by Josiah Patkotak

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AIVAAQ

Played by Frank Qutuq Irelan

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EGASAK

Played by Teddy Kyle Smith

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MICHELLE

Played by Adamina Kerr

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JAMES

Played by John Miller

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AAKA

Played by Rosabelle Kunnanna Rexford

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UVLU

Played by Sierra Jade Sampson

Allison Warden

SIGVAUN

Played by Allison Warden

Awards


Best First Feature Prize, Berlinale 2011

Crystal Bear for Generations 14plus, Berlinale 2011

FIPRESCI Prize for Best New American Film, Seattle International Film Festival 2011

Best Narrative Film Award, Woodstock Film Festival 2011

Best Cinematography Award, Woodstock Film Festival 2011

Best Director, American Indian Film Festival 2011

Honorable Mention for Best Film, Cine Las Americas 2011