Whole New Thing
|Whole New Thing|
|Directed by||Amnon Buchbinder|
|Produced by||Camelia Frieberg|
|Written by||Daniel MacIvor
Callum Keith Rennie
|Music by||David Buchbinder|
|Editing by||Angela Baker|
|Running time||92 minutes|
Whole New Thing is a 2005 Canadian dramatic film which was directed by Amnon Buchbinder. The script is co-written by Amnon Buchbinder and Daniel MacIvor. Filmed entirely on location in Mahone Bay and Halifax, Nova Scotia, during winter and over the course of 15 days, the film is an unconventional coming-of-age narrative of a 13 year old boy, Emerson Thorsen (played by Aaron Webber). Emerson lives in an isolated straw-bale house with his counter-cultural parents, Rog (Robert Joy) and Kaya (Rebecca Jenkins). However, when Kaya decides that homeschooling provides too little structure for Emerson, she enrolls him at the local middle-school under the tuition of 43 year old Don Grant (Daniel MacIvor). Emerson, despite displaying a developed intellectual approach to sexuality, discovers the problems that come with developing a crush, and the taboo of this crush being his teacher.
The film is distributed by THINKFilm and co-funded by the NSFDC.