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The Lesser Blessed


86 minutes – Drama
Release date: May 31, 2013
Canadian distributor: Entertainment One

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is the story of Larry Sole, a Tlicho Indian growing up in the small northern town of Fort Simmer. At sixteen, he loves heavy metal, the North and Juliet Hope, the high school slut. Skinny as spaghetti, nervy and self-deprecating, Larry is an appealing mixture of bravado and vulnerability. Larry lurks on the outskirts of his high school social scene, largely friendless and loving Juliet from afar, until a new kid named Johnny comes to town. Johnny is a small town James Dean and in befriending Larry, empowers him. But when Johnny and Juliet inevitably hook up, the dark memory of a past accident that almost killed him begins to terrorize Larry in the present, threatening to devastate the tenuous construction of his life. A coming-of-age story that turns the genre on its head, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is to be young and in love on the edge of the world in the 21st century.

The Lesser Blessed, movie, poster



Christina Piovesan

Executive Producer:

Richard Van Camp


Alex Lalonde


Anita Doron


Anita Doron


Brendan Steacy, C.S.C.


Geoff Ashenurst
David Ostry


Paul Inston

Cast: Roles:

Joel Nathan Evans
Kiowa Gordon
Chloe Rose
Adam Butcher
Tamara Podemski
Benjamin Bratt
Lucius Hoyos
Jacon Neatem
Spencer Van Wyck
Dylan Cobbs
David Boyce
Marie-Claire Marcotte
Alyssia Roy
Dylan Cook
Krista Bridges
Lindsay Sarazin
Mike Bernier
Eric Bryson
Flint Eagle
Joseph Racki

Larry Sole
Johnny Beck
Juliet Hope
Darcy McManus
Verna Sole
Donny Beck
Clarence Jerome
Kevin Garner
Merc Junior
Mr. Harrister
Mademoiselle Simon
Jesse Snow
Moustache Sammy
Huddled Figure
Johnny’s Dad
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Dad
Young Stunt Larry