The sun at midnight

Amos Scott | CANADA | 2016 | 93 MIN | Feature

Sunday 23 October 2016 | 1:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Ontario Premiere

Co-presented by: Setsune Indigenous Fashion Incubator and REEL CANADA

After the death of her mother, Lia’s father makes the difficult decision to send her north to live with the grandmother she never knew. At 16, all Lia knows – and loves – is the southern urban jungle. With her pink hair, faux fur coat and a bit of attitude, Lia is immediately a fish out of water in her grandmother’s small sub-Arctic community. Determined to return south, Lia steals a canoe and ends up stranded and alone on the beautiful (but dangerous) land. She meets Alfred, a hunter in search of a missing caribou herd, who reluctantly takes Lia under his wing. The two embark on a journey through the rugged and stunning Northwest Territories landscape that will change their lives forever. Featuring incredible performances from Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Rhymes for Young Ghouls) and Duane Howard (The Revenant). Directed by Kirsten Carthew.

Producer Amos Scott (Tlicho) is the founder and owner of Adze Studios Inc., a multimedia company with a focus on video production, editing, producing and photographing. Adze Studios is a 100% Indigenous-owned and -operated business based in Yellowknife with a vision to create and foster northern stories about land, people and culture. Amos’s short horror film, AKOÓ, which he directed and produced, is part of this year’s Witching Hour program.