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Yellowknife film to debut at international film festival

A film that was shot in Yellowknife will be screened during an international film festival in the coming days.

Fish Out Of Water, which was featured during this year’s Dead North Film Festival, is set to debut at the Fantasia International Film Festival.


The Montreal-based event starts July 14 and runs until August 4. The festival is described as one of the most influential events of its kind and a leader in the genre film scene on its website.

Fish Out Of Water, which was directed by Kirsten Carthew, was shot in Yellowknife and features non-professional actors. It won the award for best screenplay as part of Dead North back in March.

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The film follows a woman and her fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic environment.

Mira Hall plays the lead role. She credits the Yellowknife festival for bringing attention to the northern film industry.

“Every time I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with it it’s been such an amazing experience.

“Dead North has provided a lot of people with the opportunity to do things that are out of the ordinary for them.

“If I lived in Montreal I probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to play a role in a movie that will be screened at such a large festival.

“I hope that this draws some attention and that there’s growth in the film industry here. There’s a lot of really passionate people up here who want to promote and grow the sector.”


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