Hunting Pignut

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Hunting Pignut
Hunting Pignut poster.jpg
Directed byMartine Blue
Produced byHeidi Wagner
Written byMartine Blue
StarringTaylor Hickson
Joel Thomas Hynes
Music bySimon Miminis
Dani Bailey
CinematographyStéphanie Anne Weber Biron
Edited byMartine Blue
Distributed byA71 Entertainment
Release date
  • September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16) (Atlantic Film Festival)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Hunting Pignut is a Canadian drama film, directed by Martine Blue and released in 2016.[1] The film stars Taylor Hickson as Bernice, a young girl who sets off on her own in pursuit of Pignut (Joel Thomas Hynes) after he crashes her father's funeral and steals the ashes.[2]

The film premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in 2016,[1] before going into general release in 2017. Hickson won the Rising Star Award at Whistler, and was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Actress.[3] At the Arizona International Film Festival in 2017, the film won the award for Best First Feature.[4]

Dani Bailey received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Song at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018 for the song "Rid the Dark".[5]

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