About the Film
While spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior, three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience.
Great Lakes connection:
“It was shot entirely in Shuniah, Ontario, Canada, just outside of Thunder Bay, in 2014.”
Cast & Crew:
Director: Andrew Cividino
Writers: Andrew Cividino, Blain Watters, Aaron Yeger
Producers: Karen Harnisch, Aaron Yeger, James Vandewater, Marc Swenker
Key Cast: Nick Serino, Reece Moffett, Jackson Martin, David Disher, Erika Brodzky
Distributors: Seville International; D Films; KMBO
Raised in Dundas, Ontario, the middle child of three boys, Andrew Cividino (Director/Co-Writer) spent summers on the north shore of Lake Superior where his mother grew up. His childhood “camp” (northern Ontario speak for “cottage”), and his grandparents’ year-round home are on the beach where Sleeping Giant is set. Andrew went to film school at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. Sleeping Giant is his feature ﬁlm directorial debut.
2015 Semaine De La Critique, Festival du Cannes (France); 2015 Filmfest Munich (Germany), Cinevision Award; 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film; 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Canadian Film; Toronto International Film Festival, Canada’s Top Ten, January 2016.