After a run at the latest Toronto International Film Festival and the Festival du nouveau cinéma, Alexandre Franchi's anticipated debut feature The Wild Hunt will hit Canada's theatres on April 9, 2010. However, note that it will only be a limited release.
This independent film was made on a shoestring budget and Franchi co-wrote the script with Mark Antony Krupa.
The film was shot in Montreal and Biccoline, Québec. It brings us into the world of larpers, people who participate in a live role playing game that takes place in the Middle Age (sort of). Evelynn (Kaniehtiio Horn) leaves Montreal for a while just to take place in this kind of make-believe game. Obviously, Erik (Ricky Mabe), her boyfriend, feels that she's disconnected from him and would like to talk her out of the game. Besides, as Evelynn tries to get out of the game, the larpers will do what they can to stop her from doing it.
The film also stars Trevor Hayes, Claudia Jurt, Spiro Malandrakis, Kyle Gatehouse, Kent McQuaid, Holly O'Brien and Nicolas Wright.
Finally, no U.S. and European release are currently slated for The Wild Hunt.