Cinéfest Sudbury Virtual 2021

Portraits From a Fire

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An Indigenous teenage boy named Tyler (Lulua) dreams of becoming a director, filming his whimsical stories at home and premiering his work for his small community. He strikes up a friendship with a young man who, after learning Tyler is an amateur director, encourages him and helps him create his next film. With a distant father, Tyler yearns to know his mother who had passed away years earlier and begins to document his thoughts about her.


Tyler, un adolescent autochtone, rêve de devenir cinéaste. Il filme ses histoires fantaisistes chez lui et les montre aux gens de sa petite communauté. Mais ceux-ci ne semblent pas encore apprécier son art. Même son père, assez distant, n’en pense pas grand-chose. Tyler se lie d’amitié avec un jeune homme qui, après avoir appris qu’il était un réalisateur amateur, l’encourage et l’aide à produire son prochain film. Tyler cherche à mieux connaître sa mère décédée il y a des années et commence à documenter ses souvenirs d’elle.


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Note
    Distributed by: Photon Films
  • Director
    Trevor Mack
  • Cast
    William Magnus Lulua, Asivak Koostachin, and Nathaniel Arcand