A misfit metalhead from the Northern Territories endures relentless bullying after surviving a family tragedy that left him scarred both physically and emotionally in this poignant teen drama based on a novel by Richard Van Camp
. Larry Sole (Joel Nathan Evans
) lives in an isolated community where most teenagers pass the time with drinking and sports. A member of the Tlicho First Nation, his extreme musical tastes and general disinterest in such frivolous pastimes make him not only a target for adolescent aggressor Darcy (Adam Butcher
), but a virtual unknown to Juliet (Chloe Rose
), the pretty girl whom he quietly pines for. When rebellious Aboriginal Johnny (Kiowa Gordon
) transfers to their school and quickly puts Darcy in his place, both Larry and Juliet are impulsively drawn to their fearless new classmate. As a tender friendship blossoms between Larry and Johnny, so does a passionate romance between Juliet and Johnny. The moment Larry summons the courage to stand up for himself, however, a painful secret from his troubled past threatens to make him more of an outcast than ever before.