Directed by: Stephen Campanelli
Can two self-described outsiders come together to form the community they’ve always been looking for?


PLOT : Mike Drinkwater considers himself a bit of an outsider. While his jobless father, Hank, makes money off insurance fraud schemes Mike has to navigate the awkward teenage experience alone. To make matters worse, high school bully Luke Ryan and his father Wesley are a constant source of problems for the Drinkwater's. However, when Wallace, a young American girl, moves in next door Mike’s life is changed forever. Deciding to help Mike train for an upcoming cross-country race provides Wallace with the perfect opportunity to learn about life in remote British Columbia. Through their shared experiences of feeling like outsiders, Mike and Wallace discover what it really means to belong. With nods to John Hughes, this charming coming-of-age story is laugh-out-loud funny and a wonderful exploration of friendship and believing in yourself.

Stephen Campanelli. is an Italian-Canadian filmmaker who traces his love affair with film back to stories of his mother sneaking into theatres during WWII. A lifelong fan of the critically acclaimed actor and director Clint Eastwood (he even named his first dog Clint), Stephen worked on Eastwood’s film crew [in the Camera and Electrical Department) for over 20 years. He made his directorial debut with the film Momentum (2015) and debuted the film Indian Horse at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. Drinkwater is Campanelli’s 4th feature length film; it premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2021.

Length 1h 52min
Year 2021

Cast Eric McCormack, Louriza Tronco, Daniel Doheny, Jordan Burchett, Alex Zahara, Chloe Babcock,

Production Suitcase Charlie Films

  • Friday, July 1
    8:15 PM
    The Distillery District, Spirit Theatre
    Tank House Lane, Toronto
  • Friday, July 1
    9:30 PM
    The Distillery District, Trinity Cinema
    Trinity Street, Toronto

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