Whole New Thing

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: February 10, 2006 (limited)
DVD: May 30, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 3.25
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Cast: Aaron Webber, Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy, Callum Keith Rennie, Daniel MacIvor


Emerson Thorsen (Aaron Webber), 13, lives with his parents Kaya (Rebecca Jenkin 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 1000 pages of it. Meanwhile, the homeschooled youth can barely add 2 + 2. His mother enrolls him in the local school. There, Emerson's English teacher is Don Waltz. At 42, the solitary Don has settled into a life of perpetual adolescence, paying regular visits to a park washroom for anonymous sex. In the classroom, Emerson stirs things up. Surprisingly, Don sees a bit of himself reflected in Emerson. Emerson, 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.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: A Canadian production filmed in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia with a Canadian cast and crew.

Director: Amnon Buchbinder
Studio: THINKFilm
Producer(s): Camelia Frieberg, Kelly L. Bray
Screenplay: Amnon Buchbinder
Official Site: www.wholenewthing.com

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