A Quiet Girl

In A Quiet Girl, adopted Montreal filmmaker Adrian Wills commits, on camera and in real time, to unravelling the mystery of his complex beginnings in Newfoundland. Spurred on by a meager clue in his adoption documents, Wills spends two years travelling from the spare beauty of Canada’s most eastern coastline to the red heat of Arizona in search of answers. What Wills finally uncovers pierces into the meaning of family, revealing disquieting parallels between his own life and that of the birth mother he never knew.

Awards and Nominations

Atlantic International Film Festival (AIFF), Halifax, 2023 – Official Selection
Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, 2023 – Best Documentary Feature, Nominee


Adrian Wills



Film Details

2023, 86 min