Quebec premiere


Directed by Avalon Fast

Hosted by Avalon Fast, director and writer.


Official selection

Slamdance Film Festival 2022
Calgary Underground Film Festival 2022


Avalon Fast


Avalon Fast


Avalon Fast, Emmett Roiko


Sophie Bawks-Smith, Jillian Frank, Mari Geraghty, Henri Gillespi, Destini Stewart, Jaris Wales, Rowan Wales

Sound Designer

Avalon Fast


Max Graham


Avalon Fast


Avalon Fast

Special Effects

Becc Jordan



Official website

Canada 2022 70 mins OV English Subtitles : English
Genre Horror

“A wild, wandering, wonderous film, a dreamy, abstracted portrait of that liminal space between adolescence and adulthood”
- Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ WOMEN ON FILM

"Avalon Fast's deranged arthouse feature has bite”
- Allie Gregory, EXCLAIM!

"An older person’s insight when reflecting on becoming an adult cannot match the intensity radiated from a young person going through it. The children have made a film about themselves by themselves. And the children are insane.”
- Michael Talbot-Haynes, FILM THREAT

In the heat of summer, somewhere remote in the countryside, a group of bored young women, Willow (Sophie Bawks-Smith), Leader (Destini Stewart), Jules (Jillian Frank), Vicky (Mari Geraghty), and Millie (Rowan Wales), leave their lives behind to inhabit an abandoned cabin that one of them found . One last summer before college, before the responsibilities of adulthood… Surrounded by infinite open fields, in what anarchists would call a Temporary Autonomous Zone, an untouchable bubble of sorts, a pirate shack that can’t be found on any maps, their summer is a one of seemingly endless cycle of weed, booze, and some sexual encounters... The young hive’s social experiment is at first idyllic, though soon “rules” arise and the bad trip begins.

Shot on location in British Columbia with her own group of friends, a local music band, and thrifted costumes, Avalon Fast’s debut feature is a low-budget, sun-soaked folk horror film. A masterclass of DIY cinema that doesn’t fall short in achieving stunning shots with a gritty and powerful aesthetic, or in infusing this coming-of-age flick with ingenious storytelling. Drawing very visible inspiration from Coppola’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999), Fast paints the picture of an ideal getaway that many women would be eager to partake in—you can just feel the grass beneath your feet, the scorching sun, and the acid kicking in. The story, however, dives into horror territory without warning. A fascinating nightmare in the style of THE LORD OF THE FLIES, HONEYCOMB is a melancholic sensory experience… Let yourself be tempted and join her highness of the bees. – Celia Pouzet