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Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

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Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sami) is a filmmaker, actor and writer. Her films have screened at numerous international festivals including Toronto’s imagineNATIVE and the Vancouver International Film Festival. In 2012, her short film A Red Girl’s Reasoning won the Best Canadian Short Drama at imagineNATIVE. In 2013, she was selected for the Indigenous Film Fellowship by the International Sámi Film Centre in Norway to develop her first feature-length screenplay. In February of 2016 it was announced that her film When The Dust Settles would receive a $10,000 production fund grant from the Hot Docs/R&M Lang Foundation CrossCurrents program. She co-wrote and co-directed the 2019 feature The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open with Kathleen Hepburn.

We list her credits as a director first:

Features & TV Movies
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Bloodland (2011, short)
A Red Girl’s Reasoning (2012, short)
Bihttos (documentary, 2014, short)
Rebel (documentary, 2014, short)
The Embargo Project (2015)
c’sna?m: The city before the city (2017, documentary)
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (co-director, 2019)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Bloodland (2011, short)
A Red Girl’s Reasoning (2012, short)
Bihttos (documentary, 2014, short)
Rebel (documentary, 2014, short)
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (co-writer, 2019)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Queen of the Oil Patch (2018)

Credits as an Actor:
Another Cinderella Story (VR-2008)
Howard & Betty (2009, short)

Bloodland (2011, short)
A Red Girl’s Reasoning (2012, short)
Rez Carz (voice, 2013, short)
Not Indian Enough (2014, short)
The Embargo Project (2015)
Love in Paradise (TV-2016)
On the Farm (TV-2016)
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)
Blood Quantum (2019)

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, movie, poster,