Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood (2014, documentary)
Intimate film diaries interwoven with rich black and white archival film footage exploring the demise and recovery of a remote lakeside community affected by a large scale hydro-electric project in Canada’s north. The community of South Indian Lake Manitoba is the First Nation community highlighted in this historical documentary.
- distributed by the Winnipeg Film Group
- winner of master’s thesis prize at York University, 2014
- 28 minutes and 55 seconds/HDV and 16mm film
- ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 2014 (Toronto, Canada); Silver Springs Film Festival 2015 (Florida, U.S.A); Montreal First People’s Festival 2015 (Montreal, Canada); Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery 2015 (Winnipeg, Canada); Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art 2015 (Winnipeg, Canada); Native Women and Film Program 2016 at University of Manitoba/Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, Canada); Maoriland Film Festival 2016 (New Zealand)
- Sound by Teresa Morrow; cinematography by Cory Generoux and Jennifer Dysart
- made with the support of:
Moss Origins (2011, short narrative, no dialogue)
A woman finds messages in moss as she moves through the forest and back into the city.
- Commissioned by ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival and supported by Charles Street Video.
- 8 minutes/HD
- Radio e Televisao de Portugal 2013 (Television broadcast in Portugal); Fastnet Film Festival 2012 (Ireland); ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 2011
- Original musical score by Lisa Conway
What would you do if you woke up and your hands were locked in fists?
- 10 minutes and 30 seconds/DV
- ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 2008; Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2008
- Cinematography by Jorge Manzano
Hooked Up: NDNs Online (2007, short documentary)
Starring award-winning actress Michelle Thrush, Hooked Up is a fresh, inventive look at the Internet and asks us to consider this question: does the Web provide Aboriginal people with a sense of community?
- Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, First Stories Workshop (Alberta)
- 6 minutes/HD
- Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2007 (Winnipeg, Canada); CBC National Aboriginal Day TV Broadcast 2007; Eat My Comedy Shorts Regina Aboriginal Day Celebration 2007 (Regina, Canada)
- Cinematography by Lisa Fryklund
I’ll Sing To You (2006, short narrative)
A re-envisioning of the chance first encounter between a young woman and her long lost brother.
- 3 minutes and 29 seconds/16mm film
- Original music by Lee Livingston
Works in progress:
Working title: South Indian Lake in 1969
- Archival film background research on found footage including interviews with elders in SIL from 1969 (i.e. DVD special features for Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood)
- Artist-In-Residence at Mentoring Artists For Women’s Art (MAWA) and Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery (US) in Winnipeg August- September 2015
- The professional development aspects of this project are generously funded by:
Working title: Film Farm Family Portrait (16mm film)
- Created at the Independent Imaging Retreat/The Film Farm hosted by Phil Hoffman (Mount Forest, Ontario). Moving picture re-enactment of the 1930’s family portrait of my maternal grandfather’s family in Alberta. Screened as an overlapping double projection.
Working title: Hybrid Rose Garden (Lady Bug/Google Maps camera that creates a split image)
- This experimental film explores mental illness through a divided image using the LadyBug/Google Maps Camera inspired by Joanne Greenberg’s 1964 autobiography I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, the 1977 film of the same name, and an audio recorded interview with the author 40 years later.