Up-and-coming actor Jared Abrahamson (AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”) is set to star in Kevan Funk’s first feature-length film “Hello Destroyer,” TheWrap has learned.
Abrahamson will play a young hockey player whose life is shattered by an in-game act of violence. As he struggles with the repercussions of the event, his personal journey illuminates troubling systemic issues around violence.
The indie film co-stars Joe Buffalo, Sara Canning, Ben Cotton, Max Haynes, Darren Mann, Paul McGillion, Phil Prajoux, Kurt Max Runte, Ian Tracey and newcomer Shane Leydon.
Haydn Wazelle and Daniel Domachowski are producing the film through their respective companies Tabula Dada Productions and Type One, while Christine Haebler and Trish Dolman are serving as executive producers. Production is currently under way in Prince George, British Columbia.
Funk has received praise for his short films, which have all screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. They include “Bison,” “Yellowhead” (which won a Special jury Prize at TIFF), “A Fine Young Man” (named Best Short Film at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival) and “Destroyer,” which serves as the basis for “Hello Destroyer.”
Abrahamson recently wrapping filming on the indie “Hollow In the Land” with Dianna Agron and Shawn Ashmore, and he’ll next be seen opposite Tye Sheridan and Bel Powley in the psychological thriller “Detour. He also has a role alongside Bella Thorne in the Joel Silver-produced thriller “Home Invasion.”
Abrahamson is represented by Canada’s Lauren Levitt & Associates, Thruline Entertainment and CESD.