*** UPDATED: For a link to the full gallery of the night’s images, click here. ***
Last Friday’s sold-out event — organized by The Revenant Somba K’e Premiere Organizing Committee — celebrated talented Indigenous performer Duane Howard and Melaw Nakehk’o, a Yellowknife resident originally of Liidlii Kue (Fort Simpson), and their roles in the film.
The NWT Film Commission — a division of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment — helped organize the casting call that saw Nakehk’o cast in the film.
It was an opportunity to celebrate the talented members of the NWT film community and focus on building the community, encouraging local productions, and marketing local expertise to guest producers.
The event took place with support from Dene Nahjo, the NWT Film Commission, the GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Artless Collective, the NWT Professional Media Association, and Adze Studios.
Pat Kane was on-hand to capture the sights from the evening. Here are some highlights. Stay tuned for the full gallery coming soon!
Duane Howard and Melaw Nakehk’o hit the red carpet in style.
Proud father and former Premier Jim Antoine celebrates with Melaw, Duane and friends
Itoah Scott-Enns models a D’Arcy Moses original that beautifully displays traditional hand sewn Dene beadwork.
What Red Carpet in the North would be complete without fur?
Premier Bob McLeod with proud Dad Jim Antoine and star of the evening Melaw Nakehk’o
Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur (GMVF) Seal skin, here modeled by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment’s Fur Marketing Coordinator Francois Rossouw
NWT Film Commissioner Camilla MacEachern (centre) hits the red carpet with NWT filmmakers Amos Scott, Jay Bulckaert, and Pablo Saravanja (from left)
Fur in the display at the celebration represented some of the highest quality NWT furs the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program markets internationally
Visit the NWT Film Commission to find out more about the services we provide to support local filmmakers and encourage the use of NWT talent by guest productions.