Available Light Film Festival 2022: Feb 11 to 28

Portraits from a Fire

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A beautifully layered debut “fillum” by Tsilhqot’in writer/director Trevor Mack. Portraits from a Fire is equal parts rez kid coming-of-age story and love letter to the healing power of story-telling. Tyler, an eccentric, lonely teenager spends his days making low budget films. His father, Gord (Nathaniel Arcand), has remained emotionally absent throughout Tyler's life. Visions of his late mother come to Tyler after he finds an old home video tape. When a mysterious, new friend (Asivak Koostachin) encourages Tyler to dig deeper than ever and showcase his most personal film yet, a reckoning unfolds, bridging past and future, life and death, and father and son. 

Winner, BC Emerging Talent Award, VIFF 2021

Winner, Best Canadian Feature, Edmonton International Film Festival 2021

Screening Sponsor: Screening Sponsor: Director Guild of Canada, BC District Council

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  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Trevor Mack
  • Screenwriter
    Manny Mahal
  • Producer
    Trevor Mack, Rylan Friday, Kate Kroll
  • Filmmaker
    Trevor Mack
  • Cast
    Nathaniel Arcand, Pauline Bob-King
  • Cinematographer
    Kaayla Whachell
  • Editor
    Elad Tzadok