Look for George Ryga's HUNGRY HILLS to be released on DVD soon!
George Ryga's Hungry Hills was one of twelve foreign films selected for the Skip City D Cinema Festival in Tokyo. The festival is sponsored by Sony, among others, and is dedicated to films shot in digital formats. There were 810 entries from 85 countries this year, making it the largest digital festival in the world.
“Many films call themselves indpendent, but this one truly is. It's adapted from the work of a rebel writer and a true Canadian. It took 16 years to get to the screen. Many say it's not a happy story. Bob Dylan said anyone can be happy but what good does that accomplish? Some said people don't want to watch period films. That they aren't relevant. This film is about a teenager with all the odds stacked against him in a community embittered by economic hardship. I say that's f#*+ing relevant. And audiences that have screened it around the world agree.”
George Ryga's HUNGRY HILLS was completed in August, 2009 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The film is directed by Rob King (Something More, Moccasin Flats, Redemption) and stars Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), John Pyper Ferguson (Brothers and Sisters), and Gabrielle Rose (Mothers & Daughters, and Grace).