Writer/director Danis Goulet’s short film Wapawekka (2010) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. Her previous short films spin (2003) and Divided by Zero (2006) have screened at numerous festivals in Canada and around the world including Sundance, the Smithsonian’s Native American Film + Video Festival and the Message Sticks Film Festival at the Sydney Opera House. Her latest short, Barefoot (2012), was selected for the Canada: Not Short on Talent Showcase at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Danis’ work has been broadcast on CBC, APTN, Air Canada, and Movieola. She is a recent alumnus of the NSI’s Drama Prize Program and the TIFF Talent lab. Danis currently develops initiatives for the Aboriginal arts sector at the Ontario Arts Council and was the former Executive Director of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Danis (Cree/Métis) was born in La Ronge, Saskatchewan and now resides in Toronto.
Producer Christine Kleckner’s most recent work is the short film Wapawekka (2010) which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at Sundance and the Berlinale. During her time with the National Film Board of Canada, she collaborated on groundbreaking projects including the multi-platform Filmmaker-in-Residence, Home Again, and The Stories We Tell. Christine also worked on CTV’s acclaimed Corner Gas, and her productions have been acquired by CBC and Air Canada. She recently completed the National Screen Institute of Canada’s Drama Prize Program. Barefoot (2012), was selected for the Canada: Not Short on Talent Showcase at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Christine resides in Toronto working freelance in documentary and drama.
Director of Photography Daniel Grant was raised in Halifax and developed an interest in image making at a young age through still photography. Matched with a love of film, this led him to pursue the craft of cinematography. Upon graduating from the film studies program at Ryerson University, he was awarded 1st Prize for Student Cinematography in Canada by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC). Since then he has accumulated a wide variety of credits as a cinematographer on music videos, feature films in both the dramatic fiction and documentary genres, and over forty short films to date. His work in documentary has taken him to Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and across North America.
Editor Lawrence Jackman has worked on many award-winning documentaries and dramas. Focusing primarily on independent documentaries, he has a long-standing association with the National Film Board of Canada. He was nominated for a Gemini in 2005.
|Director of Photography||DANIEL GRANT|
|Sound Designer||MIKE FILIPPOV|
|Drama Workshop Facilitators||LINDA GOULET & WARREN LINDS|
|Workshop Elder/Moss Bag Artist||IDA TREMBLAY|