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Michelle Latimer


B: in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Michelle Latimer is an Algonquin/Métis filmmaker, actor and curator. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre performance from Montréal’s Concordia University in 1997. Her 2014 short The Underground screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the best short film award at imagineNATIVE and was selected for Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent showcase at Cannes. Her feature documentary ALIAS premiered at the 2013 Hot Docs film festival and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Her 2010 short film, Choke, premiered at Sundance where it received a Special Jury Honorable Mention in International Short Filmmaking, made TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten list, and was nominated for a Genie Award. Her short film, Choke, received an Honorable Mention in the Short Films Competition at the 2011 Sundance Native Showcase. In 2018, Latimer was awarded a Field of Vision Filmmaker Fellowship under Laura Poitras and Charlotte Cook. Through FOV she created the short film Nuuca, an exploration of how extractive industries exacerbate rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Nuuca premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival before screening in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlinale Generation 14+ program. She played the role of Trish Simpkin in 67 episodes of Paradise Falls between 2001 and 2008. We list her credits as an actor first.

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

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Pavane (2008)

TV Series – Cast:
Paradise Falls (2001-2008)
Moose TV (2007)

The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010, mini-series)
Blackstone (2012)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Spynet (2004)
Puppets Who Kill (2004)
Train 48 (2004)
This is Wonderland (2006)
Naked Josh (2006)
Cra$h & Burn (2009)

Credits as a Director:
Choke (2010, short)
Alias (documentary, 2013)
The Underground (2014, short)
Nimmikaage (She Dances for People) (documentary, 2015, short)
Rise (2017, TV series, documentary)
Nuuca (2017, documentary, short)
Little Dog (2018, TV series, 2 episodes)
Forgotten (2018)

Inconvenient Indian (2020)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Memories, Milestones and Moving Forward (TV-2009)

Choke (2010, short)
Alias (2013, documentary)
The Underground (2014, short)
Nuuca (2017, documentary, short)
Rise (2017, TV Series, 8 episodes)
Frontier (2018, TV series, 1 episode)
Forgotten (2018)
Trickster (2020, mini-series)
Inconvenient Indian (2020, documentary)

Inconvenient Indian, movie, poster,