Night Raiders

18

97 minutes – Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Festival release date: March, 2021 (Berlin International Film Festival, World Premiere)
Release date: October 8, 2021
Production company: XYZ Films
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures

Set in the near future (2043), a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in a post-war North America. Children have become property of the State. Niska (Elle-Maija Tailfeathers) was forced to give up her daughter Waseese (Brooklyn Letexier-Hart), who is now being indoctrinated and turned into a soldier. Niska joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back. The mother-daughter relationship is the bedrock of Night Raiders, a female-driven dystopian drama about resilience, courage and love.

Night Raiders, a Canada /New Zealand co-production, marks the feature film directorial debut of Danis Goulet.
Also see: Thom Ernst reviews Night Raiders.

Night Raiders, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Tara Woodbury
Paul Barkin
Ainsley Gardiner
Georgina Allison Condor
Chelsea Winsranley
Eva Thomas

Executive Producer:

Taika Waititi

Director:

Danis Goulet

Screenwriter:

Danis Goulet

Cinematographer:

Daniel Grant

Editor:

Jorge Weisz

Cast: Roles:

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Brooklyn Letexier-Hart
Alex Tarrant
Amanda Plummer
Violet Nelson
Gail Maurice
Jordan Bullchild
Ray G. Thunderchild
Suzannne Cyr
Shaun Sipos
Pamela Matthews
Pauline Shirt

Niska
Waseese
Leo
Roberta
Somonis
Ida
Jordan
Tiny
Academy Headmistress
Randy
Lorna
Elder Chachigee