Portraits from a Fire

Tyler, a young aspiring filmmaker, uses old technology to create films that he shows in his community while exploring his dreams of becoming a famous filmmaker. Tyler struggles with his relationship with his father, and it is clear there are parts of his family history he is not aware of. While out filming, Tyler meets an older teenager, who he has never seen before, but who encourages him to make his latest film. Timelines blur and the old camera Tyler uses creates visual shifts that tell stories of Tyler’s life that he unravels through the making of his most personal film.

Director: Trevor Mack (Tŝilhqot’in (Chilcotin)

Canada | 2021 | 91 min
English | Dramatic Feature
Ontario Premiere

Availability: Ontario
Content Warnings: None

Trevor Mack is an award-winning Tŝilhqot’in (Chilcotin) filmmaker, writer, and photographer. Raised in the Tŝilhqot’in community of Tl’etinqox, the foundations of his film work are based upon the nourishment of the next generations of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation.

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