Set in the early 2000s, On the Fringe of Wild is a bittersweet romance about two young men who fall in love under harsh circumstances. Peter (Harrison Browne), a sensitive and shy teen, dreams of leaving his small northern Ontario town to pursue life as an artist, but his homophobic father (Andrew Bee) intends to "make him a man" instead. him on a hunting trip one cold winter break, tensions run high and Peter runs away. Lost, cold and reaching his breaking point, Peter meets Jack (Cameron Stewart), who's also desperate to escape his toxic family situation. A romance quickly develops between the two teenage boys as they hide away in a secluded cabin, discovering each other and themselves. But the world outside eventually pulls them back and they're soon stuck facing the circumstances they tried to so desperately flee.