Wild Tigers I Have Known

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wild Tigers I Have Known
Wild Tigers I Have Known (film poster).jpg
Directed byCam Archer
Produced byCam Archer
Written byCam Archer
StarringMalcolm Stumpf
Patrick White
Max Paradise
Fairuza Balk
Kim Dickens
Tom Gilroy
Music byNate Archer
CinematographyAaron Platt
Edited byCam Archer
Cut and Paste Films
Distributed byIFC First Take
Release date
  • January 2006 (2006-01) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • February 28, 2007 (2007-02-28) (United States)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States

Wild Tigers I Have Known is a 2006 film written, edited, produced and directed by Cam Archer and starring Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Fairuza Balk, Kim Dickens, and Tom Gilroy.


The film follows 13-year-old Logan, as he comes to terms with his sexual identity, the hell of middle school, wild mountain lions and life with his single mother.



After being work-shopped at the 2005 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, the film had its world premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to be screened at New Directors/New Films Festival, London International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival and AFI Film Festival.

In 2007, the film heavily re-edited and released theatrically by IFC Films. This shorter edition changes the order into chronological scenes, changed the sound and leads to another interpretation of the director's intent with his movie. The original length was 1:38 hours:minutes., and the ICF-film only 1:21. There is a European DVD-release, issued by Soda, edited to an even shorter 1:13.

Cinematographer and frequent Archer collaborator, Aaron Platt, received a 2007 Independent Spirit Award nomination for his work on the film. Gus Van Sant and producer Scott Rudin were executive producers on the project, in addition to producers Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy.

The film was shot in and around Archer's hometown of Santa Cruz, California.


The film's soundtrack features music by Comets on Fire, Current 93, Emily Jane White, Nate Archer, Nina Simone, Pantaleimon and Six Organs of Admittance.

Emily Jane White's contribution, the song "Wild Tigers I Have Known", was written specifically for the film and can be heard during the end credits. The song appears on the film's official soundtrack and on White's debut album, Dark Undercoat. In addition, a music video was produced and directed by Archer, and included as an extra on the DVD release of the film.[1]


  1. ^ "Wild Tigers I Have Known | DVD Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2010-06-18.

External links[edit]