Aaron Wilson’s survival drama, “Canopy,” made its debut as part of the Discovery program at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
The film takes place in 1942 during the Battle of Singapore. Jim, an Australian fighter pilot played by Khan Chittenden, ends up stranded in the Singaporean jungle after his plane is shot down by invading Japanese forces. While traveling across the jungle in search of safety, Jim encounters Seng, a member of the Chinese resistance, also stranded in the jungle. With few provisions and Japanese soldiers lurking in almost every dark corner, Jim and Seng must join forces in order to survive.
“Canopy” marks Wilson’s feature directorial debut and is slated to open in the U.S. later this summer on August 29.