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Snow Warrior

Frederick Kroetsch & Kurt Spenrath
2018 | 8 min 30

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionEdmonton International Film Festival 2018

  • Official Selection - Best Non-Fiction Short & Best Editor (Non-Fiction, Under 30 Minutes)International Festival of Winter Cinema 2019



Mariah when she had long hair
Mariah, Downtown Edmonton
Bike training at home after work
Mariah's morning coffee
Jerry, Bike Messenger, Downtown Edmonton
Mariah's icy Bike Pedal,
Behind the Scenes - DP Aaron, Filming Mariah
Behind the Scenes - DP Aaron filming Mariah
Behind the Scenes - Co-Director Frederick and DP Aaron shooting, Downtown Edmonton

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Frederick Kroetsch
Filmmaker, Editor, Producer
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Frederick Kroetsch

Frederick has been a reporter, camera operator, host, director and producer of Alberta TV for the past 18 years. He has produced thousands of broadcast stories covering everything from Cattle Police to Astronauts. As a documentary filmmaker, he has created numerous documentary projects including: Last of the Fur Traders for AMI-tv, Queen of the Oil Patch for APTN, and Invincible for TELUS.

Frederick won Best Drama Under 60 Minutes at the 2008 AMPIA Awards and he graduated with a major in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal. In 2015 he received the Edmonton Top 40 Under 40 Award.

Kurt Spenrath
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Kurt Spenrath

A classically trained actor, Kurt Spenrath began his directing career on stage working everywhere from Theatre Ypsilon in Prague to The Roundhouse in Vancouver; and Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton to Der Buhne Theatre in Dresden, with all stops in between.

Thrilled to be making his debut with the NFB, Mr. Spenrath’s recent television creations include the CBC/POV films SEARCHING FOR WINNETOU and COTTAGERS AND INDIANS. For APTN he is the creator and Executive Producer of two seasons of QUEEN OF THE OIL PATCH and the new series GOING NATIVE. He continues to develop and direct new projects.

Bonnie Thompson
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Bonnie Thompson

With over 65 producer credits, Bonnie Thompson is a veteran National Film Board of Canada producer, working with Canadian media makers and producers on a slate of documentary, interactive, and animation productions. Thompson’s productions have been screened nationally and internationally on television screens, on the web and in festivals, winning many nominations and awards.

Recent production highlights include the feature documentary, Angry Inuk which won the 2016 Hot Docs Audience Award; the Oscar and CSA nominated short animated film Wild Life; and the acclaimed Webby and FWA award winning website Bear 71.

David Christensen
Executive Producer (NFB)
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David Christensen

David Christensen is the executive producer of the NFB’s North West Studio, which looks after documentary, animation and interactive production in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Recent films from the studio include Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, WALL, directed by Cam Christiansen, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’sAngry Inuk, The Tournament, directed by Sam Vint, and Supreme Law, directed by Katerina Cizek.


Written by
Kurt Spenrath

Directed by
Frederick Kroetsch
Kurt Spenrath

Frederick Kroetsch
Bonnie Thompson

Executive Producer
David Christensen

Associate Producer
Rob Millang

Frederick Kroetsch

Director of Photography
aAron Munson

Additional Photography
Kyle Armstrong

Field Audio
Phillip Dransfeld

Larry Kelly
Rob Millang

Foley, Sound Design & Audio Mix
Ian Armstrong

Additional Post Production
Sarah Taylor

Special Thanks
Mariah Hoy
Sarah Melli
Gerry Johnston
Daniel Janigo
ACS Express
Second Cup

Filmed on location in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

National Film Board of Canada

Production Coordinators
Faye Yoneda
Ginette D’Silva
Hilda Amponsah

Marketing Manager
Geneviève Bérard

Production Supervisors
Mark Power
Esther Viragh

Unit Administrator
Bree Beach

Centre Operations Manager
Darin Clausen

Executive Director, English Programming & Production
Michelle Van Beusekom

©2018 Open Sky Pictures Inc. in co-production with National Film Board of Canada


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