Hammer of the Gods

World Premiere
Directed by
Nick Szostakiwskyj
Rob Raco, Josh Collins, Samantha Carly, Parmiss Sehat, Billie-Rae Grant, Michael Dickson
88 mins
 | 2018
 | Canada
 | English

Hammer of the Gods is the story of falling-from-grace rock group, Sled Dog, half a decade after the release of their hit single, Backfire. Since Backfire, they have only put out one album—a critical and financial failure. After another lackluster tour, guitarist and songwriter, Eric Patrick, is ready to throw in the towel to the dismay of his friend and bandmate, Olivia Greenwood.

After a chance encounter with rock-legend and life-long idol, Emerson Gilmour, Eric is willing to take one more chance at success, the way Emerson Gilmour did it back in the 70s—out in the Canadian mountains with a guitar and a bag of psychedelic drugs.

Prepared for a five-day canoe trip down a remote river, Eric, Olivia, the band’s singer and bass player, Mitchell Hoffman, and band groupie, April, set out into the wild.

The hopeful canoe trip hits its first bump when the band members start hearing noises around their nightly stops. As the drug works its way through their bodies, the isolated musicians realize the strange sounds are not hallucinations, but something very real. 

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