80 minutes – drama
Festival release date: April 14, 2016 (BAFICI)
Release date: May 13, 2016 (Toronto)
When Sweetpea Jake arrives in Japan with the intention of breaking it off with her rockstar boyfriend, she finds a mystery awaiting her. Her boyfriend Jamie is missing. Last seen shooting a music video deep in a forest. Sweetpea sets out to solve Jamie’s disappearance with the help of Mak, a cool but cagey ranger. As she unfolds the sequence of events before he went missing, Sweetpea’s suspicions of the people around her turn towards the chilling forest itself. A story of love and blindness, The People Garden is at its core a mystery that Sweetpea can only solve by facing the fiction she has told to herself.
Coral Aiken Daniel Bekerman Jonathan Bronfman
David Anselmo Mark Gingras Lon Molnar
Chris Hatcher Daniel Domachowski (British Columbia) ason Ross Jallet (Ontario)