Becoming Redwood
Narrative Feature | 98 min
7 Stages - Black BoxSat, Mar 16, 2013 2:45 PM Not Available  
Film Info
Category:Narrative Feature
Run Time:98 min
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast:Ryan Grantham
Jennifer Copping
Chad Willett
Derek Hamilton
Scott Hylands
Director:Jesse James Miller
Producer:Joely Collins
Chad Willett
Screenwriter:Jesse James Miller
Cinematographer:David Crone
Editor:Charlie Renfrew
Additional Info
Official Website:Becoming Redwood
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In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, 2 year old Redwood Forrest Hanson watched from the backseat of a beat up Volkswagen van while his mother left his father for good. At the very moment his mother walked away, Redwood, aided with the radio news of another Jack Nicklaus victory, had the beginning of a stress induced epiphany: Beat Jack Nicklaus at the Masters, and his parents would reunite!

Eight years later, 11 year old Redwood has yet to defeat Jack. He lives in Canada with his draft dodging hippie father, who despite all his free love, cannot make life any easier for his son. Even with the help of his trusty sidekick, an ancient wooden golf club – nothing seems to help bring his parents back together when suddenly his life flips upside down! His father is arrested and Redwood is relocated to Northern California to live with his estranged mother. Here he meets his new family; a militant stepfather, two mean spirited stepbrothers and an elderly, agoraphobic, step-grandfather Earl, who lives in the basement. Redwood's dream seems crushed forever... until Gramps reveals a secret golf tip that could help Redwood beat the world's greatest golfer.


Redwood's imagination soars to exciting new heights and with the help of his Caddie and the Scoreboard Boy, he's only one shot away from defeating Jack, freeing his father from jail and reuniting his parents forever.