• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“Giant Little Ones” is a coming-of-age drama film written and directed by . The story follows Franky (), a popular high school athlete who is forced to confront his sexuality after a drunken encounter with his best friend Ballas (). As Franky's world is turned upside down, he must navigate the complexities of identity and acceptance while dealing with the fallout from his actions. The film explores themes of friendship, family, and the importance of being true to oneself.


“Giant Little Ones” is a poignant and heartfelt film that captures the confusion and uncertainty of adolescence with sensitivity and insight. delivers a nuanced and powerful performance as Franky, capturing both his vulnerability and his resilience as he navigates the challenges of growing up. The supporting cast, including and as Franky's parents, and as Ballas, also deliver strong performances. Director 's sensitive and nuanced approach allows the film to explore complex themes with subtlety and depth, making it a powerful and unforgettable experience.


“Giant Little Ones” has been widely praised by critics and has won several awards. At the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, the film won the Best Canadian Feature Film Award, and was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the festival. The film was also nominated for the Best Picture Award at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards. The film's honest and compassionate portrayal of adolescent sexuality and identity has resonated with audiences and critics alike, making it a must-see film.

Directed by ,
Written by
Produced by Allison Black
Starring ,
Cinematography Guy Godfree
Edited by Sandy Pereira
Music by Michael Brook
euclid431 pictures
Scythia Films
Storyboard Entertainment
Sugar Shack Productions
Distributed by Mongrel Media
Release dates September 9, 2018 (TIFF) March 1, 2019 (United States)
Running time 93 mins
Country Canada
Language English
Box office $166,896

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