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Synopsis: Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality.

Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity’s dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world.

Genre

Action / Comedy / Drama

Rated

PG

Language

English

Run Time

94 min minutes

Starring

Gage Munroe (PK)
Michael Friend (Skinner)
Siam Yu (Kwon)
Mackenzie Munro (Jess)
Aidan Gouveia (Quinn)
Alex Cardillo (Frost)
Dyson Fyke (Sikorski)
Spencer Howes (Joker)
Andy Reid (Wesley)
Kolton Stewart (Caleb)
Richard Nguyen (BAK)
Eric Hanson (Kenney)
Alex Wall (Scott)

Directed by

Jason Lapeyre
Robert Wilson

Written by

Jason Lapeyre

Produced by

Lewin Webb
Patrick Cameron
Robert Wilson

Edited by

Aaron Marshall

Composer

Eric Cadesky
Nick Dyer

Production Designer

Diana Abbatangelo

Prod. Company

Samaritan Entertainment - www.SamaritanEntertainment.com

Awards

Indie Spirit Film Festival - USA - 2012

Special Jury Award (Patrick Cameron (producer), Robert Wilson (co-director), Jason Lapeyre (director), Davin Black (line-producer), Lewin Webb (producer) Samaritan Entertainment (production company))

Austin Fantastic Fest - USA - 2012

Audience Award for Best Film (Jason Lapeyre (director), Robert Wilson (director) Samaritan Entertainment)

Nominations

Seattle International Film Festival - USA - 2013

Futurewave Youth Jury Award

Quotes

This Canadian feature cleverly mixes archetypes from war films and coming-of-age movies, defamiliarizing both genres in the process. - Ben Sachs , Chicago Reader

[A] surreal, strangely effective look at childhood imagination. - Jordan Hoffman , New York Daily News

A visceral and clever battle of wits, the fracturing of friendships, and a look at the true cost of (make believe) war really is. - Charles Webb , MTV

Press

Rotten Tomatoes - 73% Tomatoemeter - [Rotten Tomatoes]

Country of Origin

Canada

Production Year

2012

Aspect Ratio

2.35 : 1

Camera

Red One MX, Cooke Panchro and Zeiss Super Speed Lenses

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