Harpoon

  • 82'
  • Canada
  • 2019

When his girlfriend Sasha and best friend Jonah give hothead Richard a harpoon for his birthday, he wants to try this new toy out right away. So the three of them set out for a day trip on a boat, but suspicion and jealousy soon start to get the upper hand. Before long, the tension has become unbearable. To make matters worse, the boat’s engine fails and then it turns out they left their supplies on shore: a nerve-wracking struggle for survival ensues that spares no one’s secrets – or blood.

This post-modern adaptation of a story by Edgar Allan Poe in which three shipwrecked sailors draw lots to see who has to sacrifice himself as a cannibalistic snack, is a bloodthirsty thriller that leaves sufficient space for laughs. It’s painfully obvious from (nautical) miles away that this triangular relationship is not going to end well.

Director
Rob Grant
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Canada
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
82'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Michael Peterson
Sales
Yellow Veil Pictures
Screenplay
Rob Grant
Cinematography
Charles Hamilton
Editor
Rob Grant, Matt Lyon
Production Design
Tim Rutherford
Sound Design
Brad Belcher
Music
Michelle Osis
Cast
Munro Chambers, Emily Tyra, Christopher Gray