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Bretten Hannam


Bretten Hannam is a Two Spirit L’nu filmmaker living in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) where they were raised. Their films deal with themes of community, culture, and language with a focus on two spirit and LGBTQ+ identity. They co-wrote the short, Champagne, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and wrote/directed North Mountain, a Two Spirit thriller that won Best Original Score at the Atlantic Film Festival and the Screen Nova Scotia Award for Best Feature. They also wrote/directed the short film Wildfire which premiered at BFI Flare and went on to play at Frameline LGBT Film Festival, as well as Vancouver International Film Festival, ImagineNative, and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Bretten is a Fellow of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, Whistler’s Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship, and the CFC Writers Lab. We list credits as a Producer first.

Also see: Wildhood, Nova Scotia.