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Nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Film, Direction, Screenplay and Best Actor (Jared Abrahamson), Hello Destroyer is one of the most impressive BC productions in years, a powerful and very moving dramatic feature debut from writer-director Kevan Funk, a graduate from Emily Carr University.
Junior enforcer Tyson Burr (Abrahamson) has high hopes of an NHL career. But in a high-intensity game he oversteps, and his act of aggression puts someone in hospital. For the good of the team, Ty is coerced into signing of a statement that brings all the blame down on his head - which is fair enough. But he will come to understand that in this game loyalty is a one-way street, and everything he believed about where his life is going to have to change…
Less a hockey movie than an affecting portrait of the hypocritical culture around violence in sport, wider social stresses around maculinity, and the difficulty many young men in particular have when it comes to finding their place in the adult world, Hello Destroyer is distinguished by its immense compassion for its troubled, often uncomprehending protagonist.
"Terse and devastating." David Berry, National Post
Director Kevan Funk will be in attendance with fellow Vancouver director Bruce Sweeney for a post-screening Q&A on March 21st.