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North  Mountain

 
 
 

Synopsis

Wolf, a young Mi'kmaw hunter, spends his days hunting and trapping on the isolated North Mountain. His simple routine is disturbed when he discovers Crane, a wounded ex-con on the run from the law. Wolf nurses Crane back to health, and an intimate bond forms between them. The arrival of a dirty cop from Crane's past sets into motion a series of dark events that tests their relationship and changes their lives forever.

North Mountain is a Two-Spirit thriller that is centred around an inter-generational romance between two Mi'kmaq men who are connected in an unconventional way, and bound by fate to face death.

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Cast

Wolf  ( Justin Rain )

Plains Cree actor born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Raised in Saskatchewan and graduating from St. Mary's High in 2001. Justin soon moved back out west to pursue a career in the arts. Five short years later he made his first film debut as a Quileutae Warrior in Summit Entertainment's supernatural romance film series, The Twilight Saga; "Twilight: Eclipse" in 2010 and soon after had roles as the fiercely intelligent Adam in "Two Indians Talking"and as Alan Fraser in APTN's highly controversial, award winning drama series "Blackstone" He's also had quest starring roles on television shows "The Guard", CBC's pilot adventure series "Arctic Air", "Heartland", AMC's epic crime drama "The Killing" but most recently known for his role as Quentin McCawley along side Oscar nominated actor Graham Greene on SyFy's near future action drama "DEFIANCE"

 

Crane  ( Glen gould )

Glen is an award-winning actor who has appeared in a numerous amount of television shows and can currently be seen on APTN's Cashing In. He has recently completed shooting the mini-series Klondike in Ireland, Murdoch Mysteries, Blackstone and Mohawk Girls. He has also starred in the film Rhymes For Young Ghouls, which recently earned him the Best Actoraward at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards in San Francisco and a Best Actor Nomination at the Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles. He has also starred in the feature film Charlie Zone, which he won Best Actor Awards for at the Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival and The Atlantic Film Festival. Other films he has starred in include: Crossfire Trail, One Dead Indian, Older Than America and Elijah, in which he starred as Phil Fontaine. Glen is also known as for his rich voice, providing voice overs and narration for several TV Shows and documentaries as well as animation, starring as the voice of Bill Tukyuk on the award winning animated series Yvon of The Yukon. Glen has also embarked on a career as a musician and is currently recording his debut CD. He currently resides in Toronto.

 

Sylas  ( gary levert )

Award winning actor Gary Levert was born on August 29,1958 in Sudbury, Ontario Canada to Jackie and Ed Levert. He and his family moved to Bathurst, New Brunswick when he was eight years old where he spent most of his formative years. Gary caught the bug for acting at an early age and has been hard at it ever since. Described as a chameleon-like actor Gary is well known to TV and film audiences north and south of the border and has amassed an impressive resume. Working on Moby Dick with William Hurt and Ethan Hawke, Bag of Bones with Pierce Brosnan, and Jesse Stone with Tom Selleck to name a few. Gary's most notable and critically acclaimed performance came with his 1st ACTRA Award in Trudeau II Maverick in the Making. He was presented with his second ACTRA Award for his work on the film, Heart of Rhyme, written and directed by Cory Bowles. He was also nominated for his third ACTRA Award for his compelling performance in Shandi Mitchell's, The Disappeared, along side Billy Campbell, Shawn Doyle and Brian Downy. Gary just wrapped on his first season in the TV drama, Le Clan directed by Jim Donovan for Radio Canada where he plays Damien Logan, an Irish Montrealer, as an organized crime Kingpin.

 

Mona  ( meredith macneill )

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, who now lives in the United Kingdom. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is most known for her roles in the BBC Three sketch show Man Stroke Woman and the film Confetti. In 2005, she appeared in series 3, episode 2 of Peep Show, playing the character of Mark and Jez's old friend from university, "Canadian" Merry. She promises Jez and Super Hans the disused pub she owns, and has a manic episode shortly afterwards. She appears in the 2009 film Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel as a time traveller called Millie. In 2009, she appeared in production of Mary Stuart which plays at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Linz in Austria. She is the creator of Doreen George's My Travel Show. She can currently be seen on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's This Hour Has 22 Minutes and was awarded best actress at the 2015 Atlantic Film Festival for her role in the indie comedy Your Money or Your Wife.

 

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bretten hannam (writer/director/producer)

Bretten Hannam is a writer-director of Mi'kmaw, Ojibwe, and Scottish ancestry based in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). His films focus primarily on outcasts and outsiders, dealing with themes of identity, tradition, and community. His short film, DEEP END was shown at film festivals across the world, including Frameline, BFI Flare, and the Iris Prize in Cardiff. He co-wrote the short CHAMPAGNE which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and directed the feature-length, Two-Spirit, thriller, NORTH MOUNTAIN. He is a Fellow of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, as well as an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Screenwriting Lab. Recently his feature script WAISIS was shortlisted for the Sundance International Screenwriting Lab 2015, and a quarter finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships 2016.  www.bretthannam.com

 

kevin kincaid (producer)

Currently the Executive Producer at Kingsberg Studios, Kevin has produced award winning dramatic, commercial and online content for the past ten years. Kevin has worked directly with companies’ marketing divisions or through advertising agencies producing branded content and commercials for the likes of: MSN Sympatico, ASKMEN.com, Chatelaine, Toronto Fashion week, Montreal Grand Prix and Leo Burnett.  

Kevin won the CBC/Film NS Bridge Award for his short BERNARD THE MAGICIAN and produced ROLLERCOASTER OF SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS which was one of the finalists in the DOC Challenge at the Hot Docs International Film Festival. Following that, Kevin produced several shorts that have played at numerous international festivals such as SOLACE IN THE DARK about a 9/11 retrospective which screened at TIFF, RIGHTEOUS which played at 2014 LA Shorts festival, and RATTAN made with the CFC featured at Cannes 2013. After all the short film success Kevin completed his award winning feature film NORTH MOUNTAIN -- an LGBT Aboriginal suspense thriller-- that is currently on its international film festival run. 

Kevin is writing/directing/producing three projects in pre-development with Comedy Network and a gender comedy Werewoman. As well as working with Disney on “As Told By Emoji” which tells the story of classic and popular films in emoji. Like Star Wars - Force awakens. No joke. Seriously. Life is crazy.