An actor researches a character for a feature film which is inspired by Canadian wilderness painter Tom Thomson who died mysteriously in Algonquin Park in 1917.
Becoming Tom Thomson had its world premiere at Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival in September 2022 where it received the Outstanding Northern Ontario Short Film Award.
It also won the Allegra Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at the Milton Film Festival in January 2023. During the festival, artwork from the film was on display in the FirstOntario Arts Centre - Holcim Gallery.
The film started its limited theatrical run in Stratford, Ontario followed by a special screening in IMAX on Earth Day at Science North in Sudbury.
More screenings and release coming soon.
Based on British Columbia's 'Highway of Tears', The Wolf of Waubamik Woods follows the story of a young First Nations woman hitchhiking across northern Canada.
The film had its world premiere in San Francisco at the American Indian Film Festival where it was also nominated for best short live action at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards. The film was invited to screen in Alaska's World Indigenous Film Festival, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival and in Los Angeles at the LASkins Film Festival.
In 2017 the film earned a distribution deal with Comcast Xfinity Streampix as part of their short film collection and is now available to over 21 million subscribers.