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7th Screen is a new Quebec-based Indigenous distribution company for independent films made for theatrical, home video, and or broadcast wanting to showcase their work in Canada and around the world. Ranging from fiction films to documentaries, the 7th Screen team will handle sales, promotional campaigns and release strategies.

Our main goal will promote Indigenous filmmakers and share the rich culture and amazing stories with Canadians and international audiences. Our one of a kind distribution model will aim to bring productions to the general masses and Indigenous film lovers across the country. We believe that not all films should have the same release strategy and each film release will be carefully planned to optimize viewership and profit and garner the attention our films deserve.

7th Screen relies on the extensive expertise acquired by Nish Media, an award-winning production company, with close to 15 years of experience. Its knowledge of the independent film landscape is essential in developing solid partnerships with the industry’s key players.

7th SCREEN titles

Midnight at the Lonely River

Written and Directed by Abraham Cote

When the lights go out at a seedy little motel bar, at the crossroads of a seedy little town, nefarious happenings are taking place and three predators are enacting their evil deeds. Enter Vicky, a drifter who quickly realizes what’s happening right under everyone’s nose. After midnight, In the shadows of this dim establishment, evil begets evil, and the predator becomes the prey.

Canada | Short horror film | Language: English | Year of production: 2024

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Written and Directed by Roxann Whitebean

Rose is the story of a sixteen-year-old pregnant Indigenous girl, pulled from her community and placed in a church to be overseen in her last weeks of pregnancy. When she delivers her child, it will be taken from her and put into a Canadian home by decree of an Indian Agent, Angus O’Byrne. Rose harbours a secret, and will not tell anyone the identity of the baby’s father—not even her family. It is later revealed that the father of her child is a young Mohawk man named Michael who wants to keep the child in the community.

Canada | Short film | Duration: 22 minutes | Language: English | Year of production: 2022

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Directed by Jason Brennan

Mathieu is a brilliant neurosurgeon whose perfect life is falling apart. Impending divorce, job loss, substance abuse, and a mid-life crisis are all factors that can cause him to go off the rails. In addition, the sudden death of his father forces him to return home to Anishiinabe territory, a place he has tried to avoid since his youth.

Nevertheless, Mathieu agrees to go and deposit his father's ashes in the heart of their ancestral territory and wishes to find himself at the same time.The break away from the city promises to be a nice getaway until Mathieu realizes that he is now the prey of an evil creature known as the Wendigo. Mathieu's pilgrimage quickly becomes an unimaginable nightmare that will change him forever. Like it or not, our vices always catch up with us eventually.

Canada | Feature Film | Language: French | Duration: 01:25:00 | Year of production: 2022

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My Indian Name

Written and Directed by Abraham Côté

My “Indian” Name is a one-hour documentary that takes a look at how having their traditional names stripped away from them has impacted Indigenous peoples. Without their original names, people are often left trying to find how they fit in this world. Luckily today, steps are being taken to reclaim their basic right to their true names.

Canada | Documentary | Duration: 45 minutes | Language: English | Year of production: 2021

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Rustic Oracle

Written and Directed by Sonia B. Boileau

Set in the late 90s, Rustic Oracle is a dramatic feature about Ivy, an 8-year-old girl trying to understand what happened to her big sister who has vanished from their small Mohawk community. With minimal clues, Ivy and her mother Susan embark on an unwelcome journey to find Heather which ultimately brings the pair closer together despite challenging circumstances. Behind the story of desperation, told through the eyes of a child, lies one of hope, growth, awakening and love.

Canada | Dramatic Feature | Duration: 01:38:11 | Language: English | Vancouver Premiere 2019

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We’ll Always Have Toynbee

Written and Directed by Sonia B. Boileau

We’ll Always Have Toynbee is a classic story of a doomed love affair between a Caucasian man and a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) woman. It is a story about magnetism, complicity and desire. When these impulses or emotions have no social context, no exterior elements weighing on them, there are no boundaries or limits. But it is also a story about how we, as First Nations, must put our convictions before our own personal feelings: Integrity becomes more powerful than love.

Canada | Short Film | Language: English | Duration: 00:15:00 | Released: 2018

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Le Dep

Written and Directed by Sonia B. Boileau

Le Dep is a psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman who works at her father’s convenience store in a small First Nations community in rural Quebec. One night, as she prepares to close up shop, a masked robber enters the store and holds her at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more troubling when Lydia recognizes her assailant. Before long, she will have to make a decision that will forever change the course of her life.

Canada | Dramatic Feature | Language: French | Duration: 01:17:28 | Released: 2015

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Written and Directed by Courtney Montour

A team of Indigenous women from all over the globe breaks down the barriers of frontiers in world sport for the first time by coming together to take part in the Roller Derby World Cup as Team Indigenous. They are sending the world a message about colonialism and they are encouraging Indigenous people to embrace their culture.

Canada | Feature Documentary | Language: English | Duration: 01:15:00 | Anticipated Release: 2024


7th Screen offers a full slate of integrated services:

  • Film Distribution
  • Sales
  • Campaign Design
  • Advertising
  • On and Offline Content Creation and Management
  • Social Media
  • Digital Marketing Plans
  • Partial Financing and Minimum Guarantees

what makes us different ?

First and foremost, we are an Indigenous Distribution company with an eye on promoting Indigenous talent. In this very evolving business, distribution companies made alterations to traditional models and for media distribution, it remains ever changing. Building on the keyword community, we want to link Indigenous communities with Indigenous content in a way that respects and connects with community protocols and gatherings. 7th Screen will take productions directly to the Indigenous communities, hosting community screenings with a twist, whether it be in communities or in urban centers.

Our creative and disciplined team includes experts in PR, design, advertising, media, and all things digital. We build your specialized strategy on our integrated marketing philosophy of sincere, authentic relationship building and setting manageable and measurable goals. It’s simple we mean what we say, and we deliver what we promise.

Our aim will be to release at least four to five films per year. 7th Screen will attend all the major Indigenous film festivals and major markets and festivals around the globe while working throughout the year connecting with industry professionals and maintaining relationships.

Contact us

Once we’ve built a foundation of facts, we’ll ensure the perfect communication mix will be implemented to reach, engage and persuade our target market for each production we support. For more information regarding our services and the company, please contact us.

Seventh Screen
183 Freeman, Unit 8
Gatineau (QC), J8Z 2A7
Tl: 819.770.3281 ex. 203
Cell: 819.775.1342
Fax: 819.770.2547

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