Juliana & The Medicine Fish

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1H 27MIN

Availability ended 10/11/2020 BST
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(7-10 Nov worldwide) After the sudden death of her mother, twelve year-old Juliana (Emma Tremblay) is forced to repair an awkward relationship with her father as well as deal with the impending bankruptcy of the family business: a fishing lodge on majestic Lake of the Woods. In a last-ditch attempt to save the lodge, Dad (Adam Beach), organizes a high-stakes fishing derby. Juliana is powerless to help until she finds a world record Musky lurking in the waters around the lodge. Juliana devises a plan to catch the beast and save the family business. When Juliana seeks the counsel of an old Native Ojibway guide she learns that this particular Musky is an ancient 'medicine fish' with a spirit-essence crucial to the survival of the lake, and all other Muskies. Will she capture the mythic beast and save the lodge? Or will she allow the Musky to live and sacrifice her home? What medicine does this Magical Musky hold?

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American Museum & Gardens — curator's choice celebrating Native American Heritage Month in UK

Director Bio

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Having started out as a novelist and screenwriter, Jeremy has spent the last two decades realizing his path as a storyteller through the medium of film. In that time Jeremy has produced, written, directed, shot and edited a broad array of projects including five feature films and 100 hours of programming for national broadcasters in Canada, New Zealand and the US. 

An Ojibway from Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation Jeremy is committed to the Indigenous community through the production, writing, & direction of stories of both a dramatic and documentary nature. In addition, Jeremy is dedicated to the cultivation and employment of emerging talent while utilizing the latest digital cinematographic technologies. He is a mentor for young Indigenous filmmakers, and helped design the Aboriginal Micro Budget Feature Film Program with Telefilm Canada (now part of the Talent To Watch Program). Jeremy has also been a part of the Telefilm Indigenous Advisory Group since 2015, and has held key positions on a variety of boards and committees of production groups as well as film festivals.

2020 will see Jeremy direct his first action movie, Shaidan, an official co-production with South Africa. Jeremy currently has several dramatic projects in development including his original screenplays Killing The Shaman, Uprising, Death Of The Great Spirit, and The Splendid Life of Jesse Dixon. Jeremy is also producing the feature film adaption of Kevin Loring’s Governor General Award winning Where The Blood Mixes, and is remaking the award-winning Maori film Once Were Warriors in a co-production with New Zealand.


Directed by Jeremy Torrie

Written by Jeremy Torrie
Jake MacDonald

Production Company White Bear Films Inc.

Produced by Jeremy Torrie
Tanya Brunel

Cast Adam Beach
Emma Tremblay
Roseanne Supernault
Bob Izumi

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