Slash/Back

27

86 minutes – Sci-Fi, Aliens, Horror
Language: English and Inuktitut, with English subtitles
Release date: June 24, 2022 – Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton
Production companies:
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean, Maika (Tasiana Shirley) convinces her best friends, Jesse, Leena and Uki to sneak out of town for the day on a boat they don’t have permission to take. On the tundra, the girls spot what they think is a polar bear. But its strange skin hangs loose, its eyes look dead, and it moves jerkily. Instead of running away, Uki grabs Maika’s rifle and fires at the bear, startling it. A typical summer day in the far north is turned upside down when the girls an alien invasion threatening their hometown.

Slash/Back, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Daniel Bekerman
Chris Yurkovich
Alex Ordanis
Nyla Innuksuk
Stacey Aglok Macdonald
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Ethan Lazar

Executive Producer:

Neil Mathieson
Hussain Amarshi

Associate Producer:

Natalie Novak Remplakowski

Director:

Nyla Innuksuk

Screenwriter:

Nyla Innuksuk
Ryan Cavan

Cinematographer:

Guy Godfree CSC

Editor:

Simone Smith
Todd E. Miller (Additional Editor)

Composer:

The Halluci Nation
Michael Brook

Production Designer:

Zosia Mackenzie

Costume Designer:

Emma Doyle

Cast: Roles:

Tasiana Shirley
Alexis Vincent-Wolfe
Nalajoss Ellsworth
Chelsea Prusky
Frankie Vincent-Wolfe
Jackie Maniapik
Rory Anawak
Nikita Burke
Christopher Metuq
Evan Innuksuk
Paulette Metuq
Shaun Benson
Kristian Bruun
Madeleine Qumuatuq
Janice Alivaktuk
Lorna Lawson
Linda Uvilluk
Natar Ungalaaq
Jenna Papatsie
Hannah Flanagan
Iris Sowdluapik
Scottie Kilabuk
Joanasie Qappik
Melissa Hood
Lucy Qavavauq-Burke
Niviaq Mike
Donald Mearns

Jesse
Uki
Leena
Aju
Jobie
Thomassie
Alashua
Joe
Elijah
Officer Peters
Officer Lefebvre
Tony Konk
Alootook
Tanya
Lucie
Kirima
Fisherman
Jenna
Hannah Oonark
Iris
Scottie
Joan
News Anchor
CBC News Broadcaster
Young Maika
Stephen