91 minutes – Thriller
Release date: March 27, 2015
Canadian Distributor:Pacific Northwest Pictures
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Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson) plays a doctor who is mourning the recent sudden passing of her beloved husband James. In the process of carefully reclaiming her life, she reopens her beautiful northern Ontario island cabin home, to put her husband’s things in order. Having decided that she just isn’t ready to return to her job, she stays alone and isolated. A series of unexpected events—damage to her boat and a sudden storm that knocks out the power—leaves her completely cut off from civilization. After a small boat washes up on her shore she discovers it was carrying William (Scott Speedman), unconscious and bleeding from a gunshot wound. She pulls him in and saves him, but now finds herself stranded alone with this unknown and potentially dangerous man.