Release date:April 6, 2007
Studio:Picture This! Entertainment
Screenwriters:Daniel MacIvor, Amnon Buchbinder
Starring:Aaron Webber, Daniel MacIvor
"Whole New Thing" centers on precocious 13-year-old Emerson Thorsen (Aaron Webber), home-schooled by hippie parents Kaya and Rog in rural Nova Scotia. When enrolled in the local junior high, Emerson develops a crush on English teacher Don Grant (Daniel MacIvor), a gay man stuck in a life of perpetual adolescence. Produced by veteran film company executive Kelly Bray and award-winning producer Camelia Freiberg ("The Five Senses," "Exotica," "The Sweet Hereafter"), "Whole New Thing" is the second feature film from director and co-writer Amnon Buchbinder. Buchbinder's previous film, "Fishing Trip" (1998) garnered a Genie Award (Canadian equivalent of the Oscars ®) as well as a Toronto International Film Festival berth.