The Hummingbird Project


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.

The Hummingbird Project, movie, poster,



Pierre Even

Executive Producer:

Fred Berger
Gladys Brookfield-Hampson
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Heidi Levitt
Kim Nguyen
Noah Segal
Christophe Toulemonde
Patrick Vandenbosch


Jérôme de Béthune
Fabrice Delville
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye

Associate Producer:

Jeannette Garcia

Line Producer:

Claude Paiement


Kim Nguyen


Kim Nguyen


Nicolas Bolduc


Nicolas Chaudeurge

Production Designer:

Emmanuel Frechette

Art Director:

Dénommé Michelle Lannon

Costume Designer:

Valérie Levesque

Cast: Roles:

Jesse Eisenberg
Alexander Skarsgård
Salma Hayek
Michael Mando
Johan Heldenbergh
Ayisha Issa
Mark Slacke
Sarah Goldberg
Frank Schorpion
Kwasi Songui
Conrad Pla
Julian Bailey
Jessica Greco
Robert Reynolds
Wyatt Bowen
Anna Maguire
Ryan Ali
Amanda Silveira
Kaniehtiio Horn
Anton Koval
Adam Bernett
Trinity Forrest
Tyler Elliot Burke
Daniel Jun
Harriette Legaul
Bronwen Mantel
Igor Ovadis

Vincent Zaleski
Anton Zaleski
Eva Torres
Mark Vega
Amish Elder
Ophelia Troller
Tasso Casilieris
Bryan Taylor
Ray Engineer
Agent Santana
Dr. Bloom
Gas Station Owner
Hotel Clerk
Quant Jenny
Quant Elias
Barbara Barmaid
HF Trader #1
Katia at 11 years old
Jimmy Tran
Olena at 5 years old
Anna Zaleski, Mid-70s
Leon Zaleski, 70s