92 minutes – Drama
Release date: February 10, 2006
DVD release date: May 30, 2006
Canadian distributor: THINKFilm
Emerson Thorsen is 13 years old and lives with his parents Kaya and Rog in their eco-home in the wilds of Nova Scotia. He`s just had his first wet dream, and completed writing and illustrating his first book, all 1,000 pages of it. Meanwhile, the home-schooled youth can barely add two plus two. His mother enrolls him in the local school. There he meets Don Grant, an English teacher. At 42 years old, Don is very much a loner and has settled into a life of perpetual adolescence. He also makes regular visits to a park washroom for anonymous sex. In the classroom, Emerson stirs things up and perhaps not too surprisingly, Don sees a bit of himself reflected in his new pupil. Meanwhile, Emerson, who is initially scornful of his teacher, quickly develops his first crush on Don. The precociously confident boy, raised in a household of casual nudity and sexual openness, throws himself into this awakening of his heart with dangerous abandon. This is going to be a whole new thing for everyone.