Sleepers - Hamilton Film Festival

Nov. 14, 3:30. Get tickets ($12)

SLEEPERS (66 min., Dir. Ryan Furlong)

Survivors of addiction recount their darkest moments and unlikely comebacks told using candid interviews and whimsical animation.

Stewart Pollock shares his humbling and cautionary life story as a heroin addict while managing bands like Teenage Head, teaching art in China, and founding SPIN Gallery, a cultural institution that helped revitalize Toronto’s, Queen West.

Tom Wilson is a renowned indigenous musician, author, and artist who never felt as though he belonged. Tom found identity through music and in the drug culture that came with it. Recounting his fall from grace and successful battle with addiction, Tom faces a secret that has haunted him for his entire life.

Emily O’Brien is an ambitious, middle-class, social media entrepreneur turned-drug smuggler. After attempting to transport two kilos of cocaine from St. Lucia to Canada with her former boyfriend, Emily landed herself in federal prison where she discovered a greater mission.

Creator/Director: Ryan Furlong
Ryan Furlong is a Canadian writer-director and creative producer from Hamilton, Ontario. His docuseries STREET SPIRITS is currently streaming on Apple TV and Amazon Prime. Ryan began his career directing award-winning music videos, shorts, and national advertising campaigns for leading brands. Projects in development for 2022 include his debut feature FOR THE LOVE OF ROSE (crime-thriller) staring Grace Dove (THE REVENANT).  Television series in development include the dramatic adaptation of BEAUTIFUL SCARS a national bestseller by indigenous artist Tom Wilson and music docuseries DARK HORSE with Scott Brothers Entertainment (PROPERTY BROTHERS) for which he is co-creator and executive producer.

Sun, Nov 14 2021 - 3:30pm

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