Black Field

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For the Greek film, see Black Field (2009 Greek film).
Black Field
Directed by Danishka Esterhazy
Produced by Jeff Skinner
Kent Ulrich
David Antoniuk
Ashley Hirt
Polly Washburn
Written by Danishka Esterhazy
Starring Sara Canning
Darcy Fehr
Mathieu Bourguet
Ferron Guerreiro
Music by Joe Silva
Cinematography Paul Suderman
Edited by Joni Church
Two Lagoons Productions
Distributed by Super Channel
Release dates
  • October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
Country Canada
Language English

Black Field is a 2009 Canadian historical drama film and the debut of filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy.[1][2][3][4][5] It is set in the 1870s and tells the story of a love triangle between a man and two sisters Maggie (Sara Canning) and Rose McGregor (Ferron Guerreiro).


Black Field began principle filming on April 27, 2009 in Manitoba[6] with development support from Canada's Super Channel.[7][8]


Black Field is an historical drama set in the 1870s that tells of a love triangle about two sisters Maggie (Sara Canning) and Rose McGregor (Ferron Guerreiro) and the man that comes between them.


  • Sara Canning as Maggie McGregor
  • Darcy Fehr as Anderson
  • Mathieu Bourguet as David Latouche
  • Ferron Guerreiro as Rose McGregor
  • Adriana O'Neil as Mrs Kravchenko
  • Robert Huculak as Mr Kravchenko
  • Jefferson Bruyere as Native Trapper


Of its filming, Aaron Graham of Uptown wrote "writer/director Danishka Esterhazy's feature-length debut, Black Field, is shaping up to be a striking period piece".[8] Reel West magazine gave the cover spot and presented a featured article on Black Field.[9] After its premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Marina Antunes of Row Three wrote "The film is notable for both its visuals and Canning’s performance but also for its score..'" and summarized "Black Field is a gorgeous film which delivers a remarkable story of survival".[10]


  1. ^ "Black Field (2009)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-06-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2008 Kodak New Vision Mentorship Winner: Danishka Esterhazy". Women in Film and Television. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Focus on Danishka Esterhazy". CKUW. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  4. ^ Whyte, Jason (October 8, 2009). "VIFF 2009 Interview – Black Field director Danishka Esterhazy". eFilm Critic. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Audio interview with Danishka Esterhazy". National Screen Institute. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  6. ^ "NSI alum Danishka Esterhazy's feature film begins shooting in Manitoba". National Screen Institute. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  7. ^ "WINNIPEG FILMMAKERS FEATURE DEBUT - BLACK FIELD COMBINES ROMANCE & MANITOBA HISTORY". On Screen Manitoba. April 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  8. ^ a b Graham, Aaron (May 28, 2009). "A Gothic love letter to the Prairies". Uptown. Retrieved 2009-06-24. [dead link]
  9. ^ Cadell, Ian (September–October 2009). "Field of Dreams". pp. 20–23. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  10. ^ Antunes, Marina. "VIFF 09 Review: Black Field". Row Three. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 

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