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Her Water Drum

Her Water Drum (Official Trailer)

In the wake of her daughter Kira’s disappearance, Jolene, a single Mohawk mother, is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and navigate an increasingly strenuous relationship with her troubled son David. As secrets emerge, their relationship faces its toughest challenge yet as they confront the reality of their situation.

This film deals with the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada, highlighting the impact it has on individual families and their communities. It aims to raise awareness of this issue and present a call to action to prevent further Indigenous Women and girls being lost.

***Official Selection - imagineNATIVE Film Festival 2018***
***Official Selection - LA Skins Film Festival 2018***
Nominated for: Best Short Narrative
Winner: Achievement in Acting - Nadia George
***Official Selection - Native American Heritage Month Short Film Showcase - Kennesaw State University***
***Official Selection - Maoriland Film Festival 2019 - Otaki, New Zealand***
***Official Selection - Semifinalist - Los Angeles CineFest 2019***
***Official Selection - Semifinalist - Hollywood Screenings Film Festival***

Writer/Director: Jonathan Elliott
Producers: Erica Orofino, Jonathan Elliott
DOP: Aaron DiMaria
Cast: Nadia George, Michael Riley, Chanin Lee
1st AD: Steven Czikk
Production Designer: Alexa Soza Castillo
Location Sound: Jason Phin, Adrian Ancona
1st AC: Keenan Lynch
2nd AC: Christina Borgs
Gaffer: Michael Maddeaux
Key Grip: Ben Speir
Grip: Kevin Lien
Key Hair & Make-Up: Michael Elliott
Sound Designer/Mixer: Drew Snyder
Music Supervisor: Jason Cliffen
Editor/Colourist: Jonathan Elliott
Commissioned as part of the CSV/imagineNATIVE 2018 Residency. Produced by Paper Frame Pictures.