Saturday, March 4 at 8:30pm
Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria Street
Following the conclusion of this powerful drama, filmed in the Northwest Territories, have your chance to connect with the director and one of the stars as Kirsten Cathew and Devery Jacobs will be in attendance to share with us the joys and tribulations of working in remote areas of the NWT to tell a powerful tale of perseverance and self discovery.
Kirsten Carthew (Writer, Director, Producer)
The Sun At Midnight marks Kirsten Carthew’s directorial feature film debut. Kirsten is the director of The YK Doc Project, Abe & Alfred and Fish Out Of Water. She has multiple writing credits, which include the Brazilian feature film Uma Loucura De Mulher (2016), directed by Marcus Ligocki and starring Mariana Ximenes. She is a former producer and journalist with CBC and has worked as a filmmaker and transmedia producer in Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the USA. In 2011 and 2012 the Status of Women Council of the Northwest Territories (NWT) nominated Kirsten as a Wise Woman for her role in co-founding two award-winning not-for-profit organizations devoted to outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship for youth in the NWT. She is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre, the National Screen Institute, the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California.
Devery Jacobs (Actor) – Lia
Devery Jacobs is a film and television actress, born and raised on the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawake, QC. Mainly known for her leading role as Aila in the award-winning feature film Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), Devery was nominated for Best Actress at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. She has also been featured in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016), as well as the television series Mohawk Girls (2013-2015). Devery recently portrayed the supporting role of Andrea in Telefilm’s The Land of Rock and Gold (2016), series regular Tina in the go90 web series, COLD (2016) and won Best Performance at the 2016 Whistler Film Fest for her work in The Sun at Midnight (2016).
Devery has also explored the other side of the camera, with her directorial debut of the short film STOLEN (2016). It discusses the national issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, and was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2016 American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, CA. Devery was also selected to participate in the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship at the 2016 Whistler Film Fest for her short film script, Rae, set to shoot in the spring of 2017.