Polaris

28

89 minutes – Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Language:
Festival release date: July 14, 2022 – Fantasia, World Premiere
Release date: TBA
Production companies: Little Dipper Films, Megafun Productions, Alyson Richards Productions
Canadian distributor: Fimoption International

Set in 2144 against the backdrop of a frozen wasteland, SUMI, a human child, narrowly escapes capture from a brutal MORAD hunting party and sets out across the vast winter landscape. When Sumi stumbles across Frozen Girl, an unlikely friendship is forged and together they race ahead of the vindictive hunters towards the only guiding light Sumi knows, the Polaris star. In this remote part of the world, during forever-winter, women endure a vicious lifestyle, reflective of a brutal environment, inherited from the cruel disregard of prior generations. This is a world where toxic green goo runs thicker than blood in fish and wild animals. The women number few within a massive territory, where everyone struggles to survive. The Morads have banded together and use their collective brutality to raid, hunt, and remain formidable from attack. To be a Morad requires a relentless work ethic, enforced by peer accountability. In return, one might live longer because there is strength in community. To be other than a Morad is to risk attack from them – and requires an uncommon aptitude for survival.

Polaris is a Yukon-Quebec-Ontario co-production.

Polaris, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Paul Cadieux
Kirsten Carthew
Max Fraser
Alyson Richards

Executive Producer:

Kalani Dreimanis
Patrick Ewald
Emma Phelan
Maryse Rouillard

Associate Producer:

Kelly Milner

Line Producer:

Hayley Brown

Director:

Kirsten Carthew

Screenwriter:

Kirsten Carthew

Cinematographer:

David Schuurman

Editor:

Geoff Klein

Composer:

Judith Gruber-Stitzer

Production Designer:

Mercedes Coyle

Costume Designer:

Monika Onoszko

Cast: Roles:

Viva Lee
Muriel Dutil
Khamisa Wilsher
Kara Wooten
Dinah Gaston
Antoinette Greenoliph
Karen Hanna
Charlene Francique
Rebecca Roberts
Lindsay Caskenette
Charlene Abraham
Jeniffer Jay
LeaAnne McNally
Roreigh Eftoda
Veronique Boileau
Sarah Sternbergh
Fawn Fritzen
Kaori Torigai
Telek Rogan
Aimee Dawn Robinson

Sumi
Dee
Frozen Girl
Stag Morad / Horns
Greenie
Morad on snowmobile
Morad with axe
Red
Morad Knife Grinder
Morad Dog Musher #1v
Morad Woodchopper #1
Morad at cliffv
Morad snowmobile driver
Morad Guard
Morad Dog Musher #2
Morad Woodchopper #2
Low Ranking Morad
Morad at outpost
Morad Woodchopper #3
Drunk Morad