Dylan, a Gwich'in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, is caught in an ambush in Panjwayi, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit cousin, Asana, and binds him to a Pashtun family as they escape across treacherous landscapes and through a blizzard.
This is the premise of Marie Clements’ film RED SNOW, which will become available for streaming and download on Apple TV beginning May 15.
Tantoo Cardinal, Ishaan Vasdev, Samuel Marty and Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack.
Filmed on location in Canada’s Northwest Territories (Yellowknife and Dettah) and in the desert interior region of British Columbia (the Ashcroft Band Lands, Cache Creek and Kamloops), RED SNOW features Tantoo Cardinal, Asivak Koostachin, Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Samuel Marty, Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack, Ishaan Vasdev, Shafin Karim and Kane Mahon. RED SNOW was shot in four languages including Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, Pashto and English.
RED SNOW is written and directed by acclaimed Métis playwright, director, producer, and screenwriter, Marie Clements. Clements’ credits include the documentary feature The Road Forward, Looking at Edward Curtis and her 15 plays, including The Unnatural and Accidental Women, have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, garnering numerous awards, including the 2004 Canada-Japan Literary Award and two prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award nominations.
RED SNOW features an original soundtrack by Juno award-winning Métis composer Wayne Lavallee, featuring vocalists Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Tiffany Ayalik, Stephen Kakfwi, DIGA, Amanda Lee Murray, Cheri Maracle and musicians Marina Hasselberg, Edris Fayaz, Majiid Qiya, Niko Friesen and Wayne Lavallee.
RED SNOW has won numerous awards including Best Screenplay, Best Feature and Best Director at VIWFF, Most Popular Canadian Dramatic Feature at VIFF, Winner Best Canadian Feature Drama at EIFF and many more nominations at international festivals including LA Skins, American Indian Film Festival, the DGC and 10 Leo Award nominations.