In the 1980s, John Hanmer was a police officer in Canada and father to two children, Michael and Shannon.  Two decades later, his life ended in a barrage of gunfire in the Philippines.  In the intervening years, he joined and left biker gangs, had two more children in Thailand who he also named Michael and Shannon, and finally fled to the Philippines where he met his violent end.  Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John weaves together the perspectives of John’s four children to tell a story inherently layered in contradictions, myths and legacy, as they wade into the emotional detritus left in their father’s wake.


Official Selection, Hot Docs 2016

Official Selection, True/False 2016

Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival 2015

Official Selection, Calgary International Film Festival 2015