RECKONING – the film

JUNE 21-25 2023

with thanks for the financial support to the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Now program, and the OPIP program at Calgary Arts Development.

This feature length film adaptation of our triptych work was shot entirely in Mohkinstsis (Calgary, AB.)

Jonathan Fisher, Quelemia Sparrow, Pam Tzeng and Telly James

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Digital streaming debut at Prairie Theatre Exchange.

Cinematic release TBA

Reckoning was filmed entirely in Mohkinstsis, land of the Niitsitapi,
as well as the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations,
and the Métis Nation, Region 3.

We give thanks to the Indigenous artists of Turtle Island, past and present for forging a path. Without your work, we could never have arrived here today.

We give thanks to all collaborators of Reckoning on stage: Brittany Ryan, Jessica Campbell-Maracle, Rebecca John, Marcel Petit, Patrick Beagan, Casey Hudecki, Brandon Oakes, John Ng, PJ Prudat, Glen Gould, Julie Tamiko Manning, Aurora Torok, Charles Bender, Lina Cruz, Leslie Kachena McCue, and Michael Greyeyes.

Thanks also to those who supported our stage premiere: the Hidden River Singers, Aluna Theatre, Monique Mojica, Marion de Vries, Sorcha Gibson, Tim Lindsay, Aislinn Rose, Franco Boni. Native Women in the Arts, Beverley and Victor McKiver, Erin Marie Konsmo, Reina Foster, Fraser Studios, Lee Moro, Donna and Andrew Moro, Louis and Pauline Beagan. Thanks to the OAC Theatre Creators’ Reserve and the recommenders fu-GEN and Great Canadian Theatre Company. Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts.

Thanks to all who presented Reckoning on stage in its various iterations: Emilie Monnet and Onishka Productions, Fringe Theatre Alberta and Murray Utas, Canadian Hub and Michael Rubenfeld.

For this film, we extend thanks to Making Treaty 7, Michelle Thrush, Neil Fleming, The Grand Theatre, Maxime Beauregard, Jenna Rodgers, Danielle Whyte, Clare Preuss, Thomas Morgan Jones and Prairie Theatre Exchange.

Funding for this film is thanks to the Digital Now! Program at the Canada Council for the Arts and the Original Peoples Investment Program at Calgary Arts Development.