Wildhood is a coming-of-age film based on a young boy’s search for his mother while hunting for a deeper understanding of his own identity.
The film is set to release on Hulu on June 24.
Cast and creators
- Phillip Lewitski
- Joshua Odjick
- Avery Winters-Anthony
- Michael Greyeyes
- Steve Lund
- Joel Thomas Hynes
Directed by Bretten Hannam
Written by Bretten Hannam
Produced by Julie Baldassi, Damon D’Oliveira, Bretten Hannam, Gharrett Patrick Paon
“This coming-of-age LGBTQIA+ drama from Wolfe Video takes place in a rural east-coast trailer park, where Link (Phillip Lewitski) lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony). When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and they make a run for a better life. On the road, they meet Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity and love in the land where he belongs.”
At the Atlantic Film Festival in 2021, ‘Wildhood’ won The Gordon Parsons Award for Best Atlantic Feature and The Michael Weir Award for Best Atlantic Screenwriting. Joshua Odjick received the Canadian Screen Award for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
On receiving a card from his mother, whom he had believed to be dead, Link is enraged at his abusive father, who claims that she has been dead to him since she left home.
Taking his younger half-brother, Travis, with him, Link sets off in search of his mother. On their journey, they come across Pasmay, a dancer interested in Link, who helps them in reaching their goal.
Together, the trio embark on a journey of self-discovery and Link learns about himself and his place in his community.