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.