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Fire Song

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85 minutes – Drama
Release date: May 13, 2016 (Toronto)
Canadian distributor: Thunderstone Pictures

Fire Song is a universal story about youthful dreams confined by reality, set on the reserve at Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, and Fort William First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. The feature provides a vivid backdrop to the daily turmoil of Shane (Andrew Martin), a gay Anishnaabe teenager struggling to support his family in the aftermath of his sister’s suicide. Determined to take care of his mother (Jennifer Podemski), he is torn between his responsibilities at home and the promise of calling to him from the city. His desire to escape comes to a dramatic boil when his girlfriend (Mary Galloway) demands to be part of his dream life, oblivious to Shane’s secret relationship with David (Harley LeGarde-Beacham). Shane’s vision foresees himself at school in Toronto and David living with him. Meanwhile, David wrestles with the incompatibility of his sexual orientation with his presumed destiny as the successor to his grandmother, a traditional healer and Elder in the community. Fire Song was the winner of the Air Canada Audience Choice Award at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival and was an Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Reel Out Festival where it was recognized as Best Feature Narrative. This is the first feature from acclaimed director Adam Garnet Jones and the first LGBTQ drama by an Indigenous, two-spirited filmmaker in Canada.



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Crew:
Producer:Laura J. Milliken
PJ Thornton
Executive Producer:

Laura J. Milliken
Adam Garnet Jones
Michelle Derosier

Director:

Adam Garnet Jones

Screenwriter:

Adam Garnet Jones

Cinematographer:

James Kinistino

Editor:

Michael Pierro

Composer:

David Arcus

Production Designer:

Sarah Furlotte

Art Director:

Zack Bryson

Cast:Roles:

Andrew Martin
Jennifer Podemski
Harley Legarde-Beacham
Mary Galloway
Brendt Thomas Diabo
Ma-Nee Chacaby
Morteesha Chickekoo-Bannon
Misty Dore
Krysten Flett
Alexis Legarde
Shirley McLean
Derek Miller
Tom Lylas Polson Jr.
Veronika Swartz

Shane
Jackie
David
Tara
Kyle
Evie
Destiny
Roberta
Debbie
Ashley
Janice
Glen
Uncle Pete
Sherry