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“Naskumituwin” Heritage Minute

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About The Breath was hired on to work with Historica Canada to make two Heritage Minutes. Director Shane Belcourt and Producer Michelle St. John worked closely with screenwriter Joseph Campbell to bring these challenging issues into one-minute education spots. Synopsis The making of Treaty 9 from the perspective of historical witness George Spence, an 18-year-old [...]

“Wenjack” Heritage Minute

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About The Breath was hired on to work with Historica Canada to make two Heritage Minutes. Director Shane Belcourt and Producer Michelle St. John worked closely with screenwriter Joseph Campbell to bring these challenging issues into one-minute education spots.   Synopsis This "synopsis" is from a Vice review A glimpse into the horrors enacted on [...]

Apikiwiyak

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About Although the film works as a stand-alone short film, it was original conceived as a special presentation piece at the 2014 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Since the festival was celebrating their 15th year they wanted to do something special as a dedication to “Storytellers”. From the 2014 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts [...]

A Common Experience

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About  This short film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the “Not Short on Talent” Telefilm Program, was a collaboration between director Shane Belcourt and playwright Yvette Nolan. This visual poetic short film was realized with the key collaboration of Cinematographer Daniel Grant and Production Designer David Hannan. Shot on Six Nations, this [...]

Keeping Quiet

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About From time to time at The Breath, Shane and Jordan will lament that too many projects and productions are tied up in various stages of pre-production and financing. And that’s a real part of the filmmaking cycle. In the lulls, there are short ideas that pop up and are written onto the corners of [...]