Blackbird

Director: Jason Buxton Year: 2012 Run Time: 103min

Troubled teen Sean (Jessup) is misunderstood, alienated and bullied at school. When he establishes an unlikely friendship with preppy Deanna (Fast), her angry and threatened boyfriend forces a confrontation. In an attempt to protect himself, Sean makes a fateful online mistake, and is soon falsely accused of planning a Columbine-style school shooting. Thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, Sean must now overcome stereotypes, prejudices and the mistrust of his community and prove his innocence to the town, and especially to Deanna.

Tense, challenging and told with a great deal of emotional honesty, Blackbird is a powerful film with a breakout lead performance by Jessup.


Director(s):

Jason Buxton

Writer(s):

Jason Buxton

Producer(s):

David Miller, Marc Almon, Jason Buxton

Cast:

Connor Jessup, Alexia Fast, Michael Buie

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English, French

Subtitles:

French

Region:

Blackbird was filmed and set in Ontario. Jason Buxton is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon