Rosie

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90 minutes – Comedy/Drama
Language: English, French, Cree
Festival release date: September 9, 2022 – TIFF (World Premiere)
Release date: November 11, 2022
Production companies: Assini Productions, Night Market
Canadian distributor: Photo Films

Rosie (Keris Hope Hill) is a visibly Indigenous, English-speaking, sweet, and headstrong little girl and her mother has just died. A children’s services agent brings her to her only living relative, her Francophone aunt Frédèrique (Mélanie Bray). “Fred” doesn’t have a solid foundation on which to raise a child. She is unprepared — she’s working at an adult entertainment shop and threatened with eviction — and is at first unwilling to take on caring for her adopted sister’s young daughter.

Also see: Thom Ernst reviews Rosie for Northernstars.

Rosie, 2022 movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Gail Maurice
Jamie Manning

Co-Producer:

Melanie Bray

Director:

Gail Maurice

Screenwriter:

Gail Maurice

Cinematographer:

Celiana Cárdenas

Editor:

Shaun Rykiss

Production Designer:

Joshua Turpin

Art Director:

Somerville Black
Desiree Nechacov (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Ginger Martini

Cast: Roles:

Melanie Bray
Keris Hope Hill
Constant Bernard
Alex Trahan
Josee Young
Brandon Oakes
Jocelyne Zucco
Arlen Aguayo Stewart
Jean Pearson
Tony De Santis
Xavier Yuvens
Pierre Simpson
Ron Lea
Domenico Fiore
Joseph Claude Dubois
Mike Ross
Matt Raffy
David Thompson
Philip Van Martin
Olivier Lamarche
Lyne Tremblay
Gail Maurice
Nabil Khatib

Fred (Frédérique)
Rosie
Flo
Mo
Barb
Jigger
Germaine
Janine
Pierre
Fred’s Landlord
Raoul
Drag Queen Judge & Art Enthusiast
Jacques
Priest
Pool Player
Boss
Art Buyer
Macho Man
Announcer
Officer
Landlady
Nancy
Homophobe