STARRING: Devery Jacobs, Duane Howard, Mark Anderako, Sarah Charlie Jerome, William Greenland
DIRECTOR: Kirsten Carthew
SYNOPSIS: In the wake of her mother’s death, Lia, a 16 year-old urban princess, is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small Canadian Subarctic community. Desperate to return to city life she steals a boat and sets out into the vast Northern wilderness hoping to reach the nearest town. Totally lost, she is discovered by Alfred, a Gwich’in hunter who reluctantly takes her under his wing as he navigates the massive landscape in search of caribou. When Alfred is severely wounded in a bear attack Lia pushes on and fights to save both of their lives.
New Canadian talent Devery Jacobs, star of the new feature “The Sun at Midnight” is being welcomed into the CBC Actors Conservatory, one of eight talented performers and actors from around the country. Read the full article here.
The Sun at Midnight has been enjoying regular showings at screenings around the province, and the country. Red the full article below about the Indie film series in BC that celebrates Canadian films. http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/movies/indie-series-at-capitol-6-celebrates-independent-film-1.22073765
Shining a light on the Northwest Territories: Kirsten Carthew & The Sun at Midnight (article also available in French)
For Kirsten Carthew, her first feature film The Sun at Midnight was an opportunity to show off more than just her skills as a writer, producer and director. This was an opportunity to show the world the spectacular landscape, colours and beauty of Canada’s Northwest Territories – an area which has been hidden from the […]
2017 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: The vast, magnificent country of Canada’s Northwest Territories is home to the Gwich’in people, an indigenous population whose relationship with the flora and fauna of the unforgiving landscape dates back many centuries. In The Sun at Midnight, director Kirsten Carthew utilises the backdrop of the land and its people to tell […]