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Evan’s Drum

Osssie Michelin
2021 | 14 min 15 s
English, French, Inuktitut

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionCinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada (2021)

  • Official SelectionFIN Atlantic International Film Festival

  • Official Selection imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada, (2021)

  • Official SelectionChicago International Children's Film Festival (2021)


Director's statement


Long Synopsis


One-liner


About the Lab Doc Project

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Images


Evan helps drum maker, Jennie Williams, to build his drum.

Evan and his mom, Amy, play their new drums together at the Fire Break, in North West River.

Evan and his mom, Amy, learn from drum maker, Jennie Williams, how to make their own drums.

Amy Winters performing with Goose Bay Drum Dancers at the Labrador Winter Games.

Amy Winters and Jennie Williams compare their drumming techniques.

Evan tries out the drum he has just made.

Evan and Amy share the tradition of drumming with the newest member of the family, Dallas.

Behind the Scenes: Amy, Evan and Jennie.

Behind the Scenes 3: Amy, Evan and Jennie.

Promotional Materials

Team


Ossie Michelin
Director


Photo
Photo : Jean Flowers




Kat Baulu
Producer


Photo
Photo : NFB




Rohan Fernando
Producer


Photo
Photo : NFB




Latonia Hartery
Producer


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Photo : Glen Whiffen




Annette Clarke
Executive Producer


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Photo : Dave Howells



Credits

Written and Directed by
Ossie Michelin

Directors of Photography
Duncan de Young
Sylvaine Dufaux

Editor
Meiyen Chan

Original Music and Sound Design
Judith Gruber-Stitzer

Sound Recordists
Michelle Lacour
Lynne Trépanier

Foley Artist
Karla Baumgardner

Drone Operator
Eldred Allen

Production Manager
Lynn Andrews

Production Assistant
Marian Rebeiro

Stills Photographers
Zachary Bonnell
Aimee Chaulk

Photographic Consultant
Martine Leclerc

Researcher
Ossie Michelin

Mentors
Asinnajaq
Alanis Obomsawin
Courtney Montour

Drum Making Teachers
Jennie Williams
Solomon Semigak

Cultural Consultants
Jason Edmunds
Heather Igloliorte

Inuktitut Language Advisor
Bertha Kairtok-Holeiter

Inuktitut Translator
Joan Dicker

Additional Music

“Sons Of Labrador”

Written & Composed By
Sidney Dicker

Performed by
SILVER WOLF BAND
Courtesy of NUNATSIAVUT GOVERNMENT and SILVER WOLF BAND

SILVER WOLF BAND
Jamie Jackman (Guitar, Lead Vocals)
Matthew Barrett (Piano, Backing Vocals)
Brandon Pardy (Bass And Vocals, Inuktitut Section)
Justin Jackman (Percussion)

Accompanied by
David Penashue (Guitar, Innu Vocals)
Keryn Andersen (Inuktitut Vocals)

Production Supervisor
Roz Power

Technical Coordinators
Daniel Lord
Christopher Macintosh

On-Line Colourist
Denis Pilon

Title Design
Cynthia Ouellet

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Re-Recording
Jean Paul Vialard

Digital Editing Technicians
Pierre Dupont
Marie-Josée Gourde
Patrick Trahan

Sound Technician
Bernard Belley

Production Coordinator
Christine Williams

Senior Production Coordinator
Cheryl Murgatroyd

Studio Administrators
Leslie Anne Poyntz
Camila Blos

Marketing Managers
Jamie Hammond
Johanna Lessard

Marketing Coordinator
Éric Bondo

Publicist
Jennifer Mair

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis
Dominique Aubry

Associate Producer Trainee
Aimee Chaulk

Associate Producer (In Development)
Stephen Agluvak Puskas

Associate Producer
Jayde Tynes

Producers
Kat Baulu
Rohan Fernando
Latonia Hartery

Executive Producer, Quebec & Atlantic Studio
Annette Clarke



  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories, and participatory experiences. Since 1968, the NFB has produced over 300 works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers—an unparalleled collection that pushes past dominant narratives and provides Indigenous perspectives to Canadian and global audiences. The NFB is implementing an action plan with commitments that include devoting a minimum of 15 percent of overall production spending to Indigenous-led productions and making these works more accessible via Indigenous Cinema, a destination on NFB.ca.

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