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The Grizzlies

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104 minutes – Sports, Drama
Festival release date: September 2018 (TIFF – World Premiere)
Release date: April 19, 2019
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

The Grizzlies is based on the true story of Russ Sheppard (American actor Ben Schnetzer), a high school teacher who moved to the town of Kugluktuk, Nunavut in 1998. When he arrived, the town was plagued with one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse and suicide in North America while the school Russ taught at had rampant absenteeism and substance abuse issues among its student population. Faced with social dysfunction at such a high level, Sheppard started a lacrosse team, which changed the community’s way of life forever. After seeing the lacrosse program flourish in Kugluktuk, he moved to Cranbrook, British Columbia and became a lawyer.



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Crew:
Producer: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Damon D’Oliveira
Miranda de Pencier
Zanne Devine
Stacey Aglok MacDonald
Executive Producer:

Frank Marshall
Jake Steinfeld

Associate Producer:

Katie Nolan

Line Producer:

Hartley Gorenstein

Director:

Miranda de Pencier

Screenwriter:

Moira Walley-Beckett
Graham Yost

Cinematographer:

Jim Denault

Editor:

Michele Conroy
Ronald Sanders
James Vandewater

Composer:

Garth Stevenson

Production Designer:

Zazu Myers

Art Director:

Mary Kirkland (Set Decorator)

Costume Designer:

Lea Carlson

Cast:Roles:

Emerald MacDonald
Ben Schnetzer
Paul Nutarariaq
Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan
Booboo Stewart
Tantoo Cardinal
Eric Schweig
Will Sasso
Joel Keller
Natar Ungalaaq
Vinnie Karetak
Madeline Ivalu
Fred Bailey
Jack Anawak
Ippiksaut Friesen
Christopher Church
Brian Tagalik
Jamie Takkiruq
Mary Itorcheak
Innosar Issakiark
Spencer Dewar
Colton Hart
Jeff Mahon
Colton Clause

Miranda
Russ Sheppard
Zach
Adam
Kyle
Janace
Harry Aviak
Mike
Coach
Pete
ATV Driver
Lena
Roger
Plane Passenger
Town Council Member
Lacrosse Player
Town Council President
Vinny
Schoolgirl (with baby)
Lacrosse PLayer
RCMP Officer #2
Lacrosse PLayer
Officer Lebec
(voice)