RUN

It is the week before Christmas in Toronto; and we meet two 13-year old girls Mimmi and Nike. RUN is an action adventure arthouse film told through the eyes of two 13-year old girls.
Mimmi lives with her free-spirited and reckless mother, Theresa; a hard living working poor woman. Mimmi is a new student at Nike’s upscale private prep school, she receives a scholarship to attend this school. Mimi is street wise and tough. She gains her strength and stability from her father who is an environmental and First Nations activist. He organizes mass environmental demonstrations across Canada, preventing corporations to profit on First Nations territories. By a chance encounter Mimi meets Nike and they form an alliance due to the intense level of bullying from their classmates.

The girls don’t realize that both their fathers are connected and are fighting forces that is beyond their control. Nike father, Clifton, is an affluent lawyer that is representing Miche (Mimi father) at the International Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands. Miche has accumulated a list of all the environmental corruption which will revoke treaty rights for capital gain. Just before his abduction he entrusts Mimi with this information. Miche threatens to release this information and is ambushed and kidnapped right in front of Mimi.

Meanwhile, Nike father is placed in jail under phony charges. The girls rise to the challenge and unite to not only save both their father’s lives but they learn that there is a political and corporate plot to release toxic environmental damage to a First Nations reservation in order to get the natives off their land.

The girls begin their adventure and head to Northern Ontario to piece together the information that Miche has left behind. Mimi begins to learn more about her First Nations identity; while Nike is confronted on learning the implications of her family wealth and connections. With an Amber Alert on their tail the girls escape into the Canadian northern wilderness to avoid being captured. The girls travel far and find themselves in Quebec to confront and blackmail the mysterious mastermind behind the sinister plot.

By rising to the challenge and learning to lean on each other our principal characters emerge as true heroines and better versions of themselves. This film is about courage, empowerment and friendship. The girls are tested and challenged in every way, both emotionally and physically and they learn to trust each other and conquer their own fears.

The film explores the topic of class, justice and young girls trying to find their ground in a world that all too often is not what it might seem. Two distinctly different girls from different backgrounds come together and form an unlikely friendship to rescue their fathers and a First Nations community in danger.

DETAILS

FEATURE FILM
DRAMA
IN DEVELOPMENT WITH EURIMAGES


PRODUCERS

LEIF MOHLIN (MINT AB)

NATASHA SEMONE VASSELL

NICKOLAS SANDO

WRITERS

ERIK AHRNBOM

GRETHE BØE WAAL

PAMELA MATTHEWS

NATASHA SEMONE VASSELL

DIRECTOR

GRETHE BØE WAAL

EVA THOMAS