Ishkwaazhe Shane McSauby | Short Drama
United States | 2018 | 4 min
World Premiere

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 2:00pm
Sensory Friendly Screening: The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 5

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 5:15pm
The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

A little girl tests her power as a Nimkii (thunderer) in Brooklyn New York.


Shane McSauby (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) has a Bachelor’s Degree in filmmaking at Grand Valley State University and in 2016 became the first Sundance Institute & Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellow for his script Mino Bimaadiziwin. Shane is currently in his first year of the MFA program in Writing/Directing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


An accomplished sculptor before picking up a film camera, Chapin Hall is a Hawai’i & Los Angeles based Cinematographer. Recent work includes the feature documentary, Out of State, broadcast nationally in the U.S. on PBS’ famed non-fiction program, Independent Lens. The film follows Native Hawaiian inmates of The Saguaro Correctional Center, a private prison for male inmates from the state of Hawai’i but located far across the Pacific ocean, in Eloy, Arizona. The men practice traditional culture, dance, and language as a means of self-rehabilitation but will it help them do improve their lives when the return home to the islands?


Jaimee Poipoi is a NZ filmmaker who has worked her way up from art department, across to production with significant roles including ‘The Weight of Elephants’ directed by Daniel Borgman, ‘Timeslow’ directed by Sally Tran and ‘Born to Dance’ directed by Tammy Davis (Art Dept),‘The BFG’ directed by Steven Spielberg, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ starring Andy Serkis, and more recently the animated children’s
television show ‘Kiddets’ through Pukeko Pictures. Jaimee has independently Produced a number of short films through her company Electric Shoelace Productions. Films such as NZ on Air Loading Docs short documentary ‘He K?kano Ahau’ directed by
Kathleen Winter, short film ‘Krystal’ directed by Briar Grace-Smith – in association with Drama School Toi Whakaari, and currently as a co-Producer on the NZFC Fresh short film ‘Hey, Brainy Man’ directed by Jo Randerson and Loren Taylor.