news | Tuesday October 22, 2013
We are pleased to report that playwright, director, producer, and filmmaker Marie Clements was named Recipient of the Shaw Media Mentorship Program by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which took place in Toronto from October 16 – 20, 2013. The program is an in-kind award sponsored by Shaw Media that entitles Clements to “a one-year mentorship with a Shaw Media Industry Professional.”
Marie Clements accepts her award.
The award recognizes the excellence of Clements’s latest short film, Pilgrims, which also showcased at the 2013 Cannes Short Film Corner. From the film’s page on Tabula Dada Productions’s website:
Robbe, a German tourist in his mid-forties, is partaking on a life-long dream of visiting the West Coast of Canada. His fantasies of being a part of the great “Indian” culture is one thing, but to actually be part of it requires Robbe to undergo a dangerous rite of passage in this black comedy, as determined by three aboriginal men who take him on a journey of self-evaluation.
According to Clements, although Pilgrims “was created to investigate and construct a West Coast/New World/Aboriginal expressionism through film, it also offers a universal narrative that explores the crisis of self and identity, alienation and acceptance, and what, for many of us, has become the forming of the modern family across cultural, racial, and historic boundaries.”
More information about Clement’s work in film and live performance is available on her website.