Grant Hadwin was a logging engineer and formidable survivalist who lived and worked in British Columbia’s remote and ancient forests. His job was to find and then remove the largest, oldest and most valuable trees.
But the consequences of his expertise were becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Unable to reconcile his love for the forest with the highly skilled part that he was playing in destroying it, he was driven to commit a strange and unprecedented crime, one that ran contrary to all he had come to hold sacred.
The film interweaves speculation, myth and reality to explore the motives behind Hadwin’s tragic protest, and the consequences of his actions. It charts his descent into torment and self-destruction, a journey that ended with a mysterious discovery that made him not just 'a madman', but also a visionary.