Magazine article Screen International

Canadian Shoot Underway on Drama 'Red Snow'

Magazine article Screen International

Canadian Shoot Underway on Drama 'Red Snow'

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Shooting begins on story of First Nations soldier caught in Taliban ambush.

Marie Clements

Producers Marie Clements, Lael McCall, Michelle Morris, and the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organisers have commenced production in Canada on Clements’ drama Red Snow.

Shooting is underway in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and is scheduled to relocate to Kamloops, Whistler and Cache Creek in British Columbia to complete principal photography by May 31.

Clements (pictured) wrote, directs and is the majority producer via her MCM Inc of Red Snow, about a First Nations Giwch’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic whose passion for his roots comes to the fore after he is captured and interrogated by the Taliban in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The prisoner escapes with a Pashtun family across treacherous landscapes and a blizzard.

Red Snow will be shot in Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, Pashto, and English and stars Asivak Koostachin stars alongside Kane Mahon, Tantoo Cardinal, Michelle Thrush, Steven Cree Molison, and Afghan singer and British Columbia resident Mozdah Jamalzadah.

Also producing are McCall of Principia Productions, Morris of Lily Pictures, and the WIDC. Carol Whiteman serves as executive producer.

“There’s a misconception that Indigenous stories are unto themselves, that they are somehow separate from what we think as the Canadian experience when in fact this is the core of who we are, and who we have become,” Clements said. …

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