Fire Song

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Fire Song
Directed byAdam Garnet Jones
Produced byP.J. Thornton
Laura Miliken
Michelle Derosier
Written byAdam Garnet Jones
StarringAndrew Martin
Harley LeGarde-Beacham
Jennifer Podemski
Derek Miller
Brendt Thomas Diabo
Shirley McLean
Music byDavid Arcus
CinematographyJames Kinistino
Edited byMichael Pierro
Release date
  • September 13, 2015 (2015-09-13) (TIFF)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Fire Song is a 2015 Canadian drama film, written and directed by Adam Garnet Jones and released in 2015.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film stars Andrew Martin as Shane, a bisexual aboriginal teenager. When his sister, Destiny, commits suicide just weeks before he is scheduled to leave his community to attend university, he is forced to wrestle with the decision of whether to follow his dreams or stay home to help support his family.[2]

Screenings and awards[edit]

The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and was screened as the closing night gala at the 2015 ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, where it won the Air Canada Audience Choice award.[3] It also received the audience choice award for Best Narrative Feature at the Reelout Queer Film Festival, where it was featured as the opening gala in 2016, and was named both Best Film and Best Canadian Film at the Queer North Film Festival in 2016.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Andrew Martin as Shane - "Two-spirited"
  • Jennifer Podemski as Jackie
  • Harley LeGarde-Beacham as David
  • Mary Galloway as Tara
  • Brent Thomas Diabo as Kyle - Nephew
  • Ma-Nee Chacaby as Evie
  • Alexis LeGarde as Ashley
  • Krysten Flett as Debbie - Drug dealer - Aunt
  • Misty Dore as Roberta
  • Derek Miller as Glen
  • Shirley McLean as Janice

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