It all comes crumbling down as a young archer fights to avoid becoming the thing he fears most – his abusive, militant father.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Thyrone Tommy

Filmmaker’s statement

Avalanche was conceived from a personal theme that I feel resonates with most people – that what we fear most is often what we become.

For some it’s our bosses. For others, like in this story, our parents. I wanted to express this fear and the culture that cultivates it through the dialogue of film.

The urban Canadian family dynamic is not something that is often seen on screen. Using film as a medium allows me to breathe a striking amount of tension on screen.

My hope is that my audience will feel the isolation Nathan experiences while relating to him.

The title Avalanche and the film itself is loosely based on my own experiences and relationship with my father. The album Avalanche by Matthew Good was the seed that sparked the story to be told in the way it is.

About Thyrone Tommy

Thyrone Tommy

Having lived in every province west of Atlantic Canada, Thyrone Tommy brings a dynamic eye to the Canadian film scene.

His love of celluloid has been shown in his last two films Liar, Cheater, Whore and recent father-son drama Avalanche, shot on Super 8 and Super 35 respectively.

Thyrone’s work has screened at festivals in Australia, New Orleans, California, Atlanta and Toronto.

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