Directed by Frank Wolf
Canada, 2016, 47 minutes
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
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Wild Ones documents an unconventional 750 km-long music tour undertaken by musician Peirson Ross and his roadie/tour manager Frank Wolf. Instead of hitting the road with his usual touring van, Peirson decides to promote his latest album by travelling fully self-propelled using that most quintessential of Canadian vehicles: the canoe.
Departing from a cottage on Georgian Bay, Peirson paddles venue to venue playing to audiences in an eclectic mix of cabins, rafting companies, bars and lodges on his way to a finale concert in the country's capital of Ottawa on Canada Day.
Battling through mosquitoes, portages, rapids, upstream dragging and hangovers, the pair meander through the wilderness in order to make their shows on time and fulfill their musical destiny.
Director: Frank Wolf
Frank Wolf is a Canadian filmmaker, adventurer, writer and environmentalist. He is known for documenting wilderness expeditions around the world, with a focus on the Canadian North. His films include 'The Hand of Franklin', 'Kitturiaq', 'On the Line', 'Mammalian', and 'Borealis', all of which broadcast on CBC. He was named one of 'Canada's Top Ten Adventurers' by Explore Magazine and was named 'One of Canada's Top 100 Explorers' by Canadian Geographic Magazine.