Feature Drama, 106 minutes, 2012
Producers: Marc Almon, David Miller, Jason Buxton
Writer / Director: Jason Buxton
"An alienated teenager's posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community, in this disturbing and perceptive look at how our media-fuelled, post-Columbine culture of fear can transform typical teen angst into intimations of murder."
Starring Connor Jessup (Falling Skies) and Alexia Fast (The Captive)
Winner of awards around the world, including Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and the Grand Prix at Cannes Junior 2013, BLACKBIRD has been sold to numerous territories by sales rep Films Boutique.
2013 Masterworks Arts Award - Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
2013 Shaw Rocket Prize Finalist - Shaw Rocketfund
2013 Winner, Special Jury Prize - Seattle International Film Festival
2013 Winner, Grand Prize - Cannes Junior
2013 Winner, Best World Feature - Sonoma International Film Festival
2013 Winner, Claude Jutra Award for Best Debut Feature - Academy of Canadian Cinema
2012 Winner, Best Canadian First Feature Film - Toronto International Film Festival
2012 Winner, Best Canadian Feature Film - Vancouver Int’l Film Festival
2012 Winner, Best Feature Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay - Atlantic Film Festival