111 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 8, 2018 (World Premiere, TIFF)
Release date: March 21, 2019
Production company: Item 7, Belga Productions
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures
U.S. distributor: The Orchard
Cousins from New York, Vincent and Anton Zaleski (Jesse Eisenberg & Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in nanoseconds. Their dream? To build a fibre-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Breathing down their necks is their old boss Linda Raulston, a psychopathic trader who will stop at nothing to see them fail. No matter what the cost, Vincent and Anton are determined to cut through America, only to find redemption at the end of their line, not through money, but through family and reconnecting to the land. The Hummingbird Project is a Canada-Belgium co-production.
Trailer and poster courtesy of The Orchard.