LATEST WORKS

RED SNOW I FEATURE DRAMA

Dylan, a Gwich'in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, is caught in an ambush in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit cousin, Asana, and binds him closer to a Pashtun family as they escape across treacherous landscapes and through a blizzard that becomes their key to survival.  In Production with CBC Breaking Barriers, CMF, Telefilm, APTN, Creative BC, Harold Greenburg Fund, Super Channel. Produced by Zhoh Daatsik Pictures, MCM, Principia Productions and Lily Pix. Feature Length. 1:40. Writer/Producer/Director

LOOKING AT EDWARD CURTIS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST I HALF HOUR DOC I 16 SHORT DOCS

In “Looking at Edward Curtis”, Canadian Métis/Dene filmmaker Marie Clements navigates the controversies surrounding American photographer Edward Curtis by looking at his work in the Pacific Northwest through the “North American Indian”, a twenty- volume publication that represents his effort to document “the vanishing Indian”. The film layers some of Curtis’ striking images with interviews with contemporary Indigenous people, many with direct links to Curtis’ work through their own families, sharing reflections to Curtis’ work from a people who did not vanish. Supported by CMF and Creative BC. Produced by MCM and Knowledge Network. Broadcast on Knowledge Network August 2018.  Length 1 x 23:00, and 16 x 3:00. Writer/Producer/Director

THE ROAD FORWARD I FEATURE MUSIC DOC

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action. Produced by the National Film Board. Length 1:40. Writer/Director

PAST PRODUCTIONS

NUMBER 14 I DOCU DRAMA

Produced by MCM in association with May Street Productions.  #14 is inspired by the life of Jordan Wilson (Gitxsan and Coast Salish decent), a young hockey hopeful who died in a tragic car crash on October 4th, 2009, abruptly ending his life-long dream of becoming a professional hockey player. Through the eyes of 17-year-old Jordan Wilson, the audience must navigate the world of Canada’s beloved sport and the after-hour power plays of teenagers everywhere. Number 14 premiered at The American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco winning an award for Best Public Service Film and Audience Choice Award at The Reel Reservations Film Festival 2016.  Currently in a screening tour with ICBC. Mid-length. 60 minutes. Writer/Director/Producer

PILGRIMS I SHORT DRAMA

Produced by Tabula Dada Productions., Trust West Films, Working Pajama Lab Entertainment (MCM). Bored and rejected from his own life middle aged German Robbe Weiss journey’s to the wilds of the West Coast in a last ditch effort to find salvation amongst “the Savage Indians” –a pilgrimage into this sacred can really hurt a guy. For Bravofact. Selected to screen at The Cannes Film Festival as a part of Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent 2013 and screened at over ten film festivals including its  World Premiere at The Toronto Film Festival 2013. Length: 7 minutes. Writer/Director/Producer

BALLAD NOT BULLETS I SHORT DOC

Prooduced by National Film Board. Based on activist and performer Tom Jackson came to use his gift of song to contribute millions of dollars to the fight against poverty and homelessness. Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Length: 7 minutes. Writer/Director

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE I SHORT DOC

Produced by Frog Girl Films (MCM).The Language of Love is a ten minute documentary featuring writer/actor/activist Stephen Lytton's raw and poetic articulation of the fourteen years he endured in the residential school system- a child's survival redefines itself as the artful embodiment of a man. Selected to screen at over twelve film festivals including Hot Docs International Film Festival, Berlinale International Film Festival, and screened as a part of ImagineNATIVE Presents: Canadian Indigenous Shorts” on Air Canada 2013. Length: 10 minutes. Writer/Producer/Director

THE ROAD FORWARD I MUSIC VIDEO

Produced by Frog Girl Films.  Invited to premiere at The ImagineNative Film Festival, Toronto, Winnipeg Aboriginal Festival, Southastern Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, Saskatoon Film Festival, Powell River Film Festival,  Cowichin Film Festival, Anchorage Film Festival,  Weesagchuck Festival in Toronto, Women in Film Festival in Vancouver, ReelWorld Festival in Toronto, Dreamspeakers Festival in Edmonton,  Kenora Film Festival, Indianer Inuit Das Nordamerika Film Festival Stuggart Germany. 2010-11. Length: 10 minutes. Writer/Producer/Director

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