WRITER I DIRECTOR I PRODUCER
Marie has ignited her brand of artistry within a variety of mediums including film, TV, radio, and live performance. Her latest project, the feature drama Red Snow has won Most Popular Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Canadian Feature Film at the Edmonton International Film Festival; earned nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film, and won the Best Director of a Feature at the 2019 American Indian Film Festival (AIFF) in San Francisco and Best Achievement in Film from the L.A. Skins Festival in Los Angeles. Red Snow has recently been nominated for 10 Leo Awards and her feature music documentary, The Road Forward, produced by the NFB premiered at Hot Docs, opened the 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, closed the 2018 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, receiving five Leo Awards including Best Production, Best Director, and Best Screenwriter. The Road Forward has screened at over 300 venues in North America also receiving a Best Director Award at the AIFF, as well as, a Writer’s Guild Nomination for Best Documentary Screenplay in 2018,. A 2019 Telefilm Canada Birks Diamond Tribute to Women In Film recipient, Marie was also nominated for a DGC Best Director Award for her work on Red Snow. She received the WFF Women on Top Award and WIFTTV Spotlight Impact Award 2018. Her documentary Looking at Edward Curtis premiered at DOXA and The Yorkton Film Festival with four nominations for Best Documentary and premiered on Knowledge Network. Her multi-award-winning films have screened at Cannes, TIFF, MOMA, VIFF, Whistler Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival and ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. Her play The Unnatural and Accidental Women opened the first national Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa last fall, and her opera Missing toured nationally both to critical acclaim. Marie’s fifteen plays have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages for Canadian and international work garnering numerous awards and publications including the 2004 Canada- Japan Literary Award, and two prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award nominations.
2019 Achievement in Film - LA Skins Festival - Red Snow
2019 Most Popular Feature - Vancouver International Film Festival - Red Snow
2019 DGC Director Nomination - Red Snow
2019 Best Director - American Indian Film Festival - Red Snow
2019 Best Canadian Feature - Edmonton International Film Festival - Red Snow
2019- Leo Award Nomination – Best Screenplay – Red Snow
2019 Leo Award Nomination – 9 Production Nominations – Red Snow
2018. Leo Award – Best Director – The Road Forward
2018 WITVF - Impact Award – Best Director – The Road Forward
2018. WFF - Women on Top Award
2017 Best Director - Native American Indian Film Festival – The Road Forward
2017 Best Film - Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival Award- The Road Forward
2017 Best Documentary - American Indian Film Festival - The Road Forward.
2017 Best BC Film Nomination. Vancouver Critic’s - The Road Forward.
2016 Audience Choice Award- Reel Reservations - Number 14
2015 Best Public Service Film - The American Indian Film Festival - Number 14
2013 Shaw Media Award-Pilgrims
2012 WIDC Feature Film Award- Red Snow
2012 Honorable Mention. Imaginative Film Festival - The Language of Love
2011 Carol Bolt Playwrighting Nomination. Shortlisted.
2010 Best Music Video. Southeastern Indian Film Festival- The Road Forward.
2010 Best Music Video. American Indian Film Festival - The Road Forward.
2010 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards. Outstanding Original Script. The Edward Curtis Project
2008 Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Copper Thunderbird
2008 Nomination for Siminovitch Award- Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre
2007 Leo Award Nomination. Best Screenplay. Unnatural and Accidental
2006 Fleck Fellowship Award. Copper Thunderbird
2005 Nominated for The Webster Journalism Award - Hours of Water
2004-Awarded the Canada-Japan Literary Award. Burning Vision
2004 Shortlisted for the George Ryga Literary Award. Burning Vision
2004 Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Burning Vision
2002 Nomination for Siminovitch Award . Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre
2001 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards. Outstanding Original Play. Burning Vision