LIVE ACTION | Canada | 3 MINUTES | English
A woman’s exploration of her Métis identity; the quieting of her inner voice saying she’s not ‘Indigenous enough’.
Directed by Chantelle Marie Anderson
Chantelle Marie Anderson is a Cree-Canadian filmmaker based out of Calgary, AB. Her film career began in 2013 with a writing sabbatical in a small town in Ethiopia where she discovered her passion for screenwriting.
Since then, she has written over 15+ screenplays and treatments. Her short comedy screenplay, Balls Out (2020), has received Official Selections from the Rhino Shorts Comedy Film Festival and Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival. She is currently writing an office comedy series called Start Me Up initiated through her participation in the 2020 Whistler Film Festival Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship program.
Chantelle has successfully directed 6 short films including producing and directing two of her own short films, Chasing Tears (2018) and Just Ask (2019). Chasing Tears (2018) received a nomination for Best Actor at the 2019 Stingers Awards. She was a recipient of the imagineNATIVE & Calgary Society of Filmmakers (CSIF) Mentorship program (2018), Herland Mentorship program (2019), and Alberta Foundation for the Arts project funding.
In her spare time, she has given back to the film community as Treasurer on the CSIF Board of Directors, co-facilitating the CSIF Script Club, volunteering on Indie film sets, and teaching script writing workshops for the Napi Film Collective in Siksika Nation.
From her father’s lineage, she is honored to be a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation located on the northern border of Alberta and Saskatchewan. From her mother’s side, she is blessed with third generation+ mixes of Irish, Scottish, German, and Dutch.
Since then, she has successfully produced and directed two of her own short films, Chasing Tears (2018) and Just Ask (2019). Chasing Tears (2018) received a nomination for Best Actor at the 2019 Stingers Awards. Chantelle has been the recipient of the 2018 imagineNATIVE & CSIF Mentorship Program, the 2019 Herland Mentorship Program, and was awarded a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
In her spare time, she gives back to the film community as the Treasurer on the CSIF Board of Directors, co-facilitating the CSIF Script Club, volunteering on Indie film sets and teaching scriptwriting workshops for the Napi Film Collective in Siksika Nation.
Chantelle Marie Anderson
Dawn Nagazina, Kelsey Andries
On Sale March 5th
Streaming on Red Nation Television Network
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