88 minutes – Thriller
Canadian release date: March 4, 2016
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures
John Lake (Rossif Sutherland) is an American doctor working as a volunteer medic for an NGO in a village in southern Laos. He comes across a woman being sexually assaulted as he makes his way home one evening. He intervenes and kills the perpetrator. When the man’s body is pulled from the river the next day, John realizes the evidence points to him and not wanting to find out what prison is like in Laos, he goes on the run, hoping to get to the U.S. Embassy before he’s caught by the local authorities.
It was announced in early February 2016 that writer-director Jamie M. Dagg would receive the coveted Jutra Award for Best First Feature at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.