Family. Dysfunction. Estrangement. Broken family ties aren’t easily mended. Festival favourite and Jordan Canning’s debut feature, We Were Wolves hits cable Video on Demand on May 12, through Video Services Corp.
Estranged brothers Nick (Peter Mooney, Rookie Blue) and Danny (Steve Cochrane, Republic of Doyle) reunite over their father’s death and head to the family cottage to sort through his possessions. Unfortunately, that isn’t the only thing Nick and Danny have to sort through. The siblings deal with unresolved issues, accusations and betrayals as they reflect on their relationship with their father.
According to the film's director Jordan Canning, “Ultimately, We Were Wolves is a film about letting go of the things you can’t control and taking responsibility for the things you can. Only after purging themselves of their father’s influence are they are able to acknowledge the mess they’ve made of their own lives – and begin the clean up process. We are all, finally, responsible for ourselves.”
We Were Wolves is produced by Jordan Canning, co-produced by Steve Cochrane, and executive produced by Jay Firestone (“Lost Girl”, “XIII: The Series”), Peter Mooney, Stratford Canning, Sam Pryse Phillips, and First Love Films (The Portal). Written by Steve Cochrane and Jordan Canning. Cinematography by Sam Pryse Phillips (The Tunnel, Seconds, Donnie Dumphy, Not Over Easy), editing by Jonathan Eagan (The Animal Project), with original music by Igor Correia (Oliver Bump’s Birthday, Seconds) and music supervision by David Hayman (“Rookie Blue”, “Less Than Kind”). Sales is being handled by Marina Cordoni Entertainment.
I spoke with actors Peter Mooney and Steve Cochrane as well as director Jordan Canning at the Toronto International Film Festival about working on the film.
About Jordan Canning
Jordan Canning is a 2010 graduate of the Director’s Lab of the Canadian Film Centre, and an alumnus of the 2011 TIFF Talent Lab. A director of award-winning short films including Countdown, Not Over Easyand Seconds. A recent short, The Tunnel, premiered at Cannes as part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program. Canning directs Space Riders: Division Earth for CTV.ca, which won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Digital Series. We Were Wolves, premiered at TIFF 2014. She is currently developing a number of feature films, including an adaptation of the award-winning novel Come, Thou Tortoise, as well as the feature Suck it Up, which won the $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award in 2015.