Circle Blue Media, Thunderstone Pictures, and Freddie Films are pleased to announce that main unit principal photography on Angelique’s Isle, a new indie feature based on the novella, “Angelique Abandoned” by James R. Stevens, began Monday, May 29th in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Angelique’s Isle stars Julia Jones (Wind River, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2, The Ridiculous 6, Hard Powder) in the title role, and Charlie Carrick (The Devout, Eadweard, Reign, Molly Maxwell) as Charlie Mott, her husband. Co-directed by Michelle Derosier (The Grandfather Drum, Return to Manomin, The Healing Lens), and Marie-Helene Cousineau (Sol, Uvanga, Before Tomorrow), the film is set during the Lake Superior Copper Rush of 1845.
“As filmmakers, we are thrilled to bring this unique and powerful true-to-life Indigenous heroine’s story to the big screen. It’s a part of our collective history, and we hope that it will inspire more untold indigenous stories,” said Michelle Derosier and Marie-Hélène Cousineau in a joint statement.
Angelique’s Isle is a story about love and survival. Angelique (Jones), a young Anishinaabe woman, embarks on a journey with her husband Charlie (Carrick), a voyageur, despite the warnings of her grandmother, Green Thunderbird (Tantoo Cardinal, Mohawk Girls, Black Robe, Dances with Wolves). When they are abandoned on a deserted island before a harsh winter, Angelique finds her faith tested as she fights starvation, the elements and a treacherous Lake Superior.
Anticipated to be released in the Summer of 2018, Angelique’s Isle is also written by Derosier and was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2015 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards. The film is one of the first to receive funding from the new CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund, which was launched in November 2016 in support of underrepresented Canadian creators. The project also received funding from Telefilm Canada, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp., and the OMDC.
Amos Adetuyi (Jean of the Joneses, Across the Line, You Got Served: Beat the World) is producing for Circle Blue Media; Floyd Kane (Jean of the Joneses, Across the Line, Brown Girl Begins, Shake Hands with the Devil) is producing for Freddie Films. Derosier and Dave Clement are producers for Thunderstone Pictures. International distribution rights for Angelique Isle are available.
About Blue Circle Media
Established by award winning producer Amos Adetuyi in 2011, Circle Blue Media is a television and film production company based in Toronto and Los Angeles that produces content across a range of genres, from drama to non-scripted, for television, theatrical and digital markets in North America, as well as internationally.
About Thunderstone Pictures
Thunderstone Pictures rafts award-winning drama and documentary films as well as commercial and educational products. Founders Michelle Derosier and David Clement also collaborate with feature filmmakers, broadcasters and corporate clients and are passionate about using filmmaking to highlight social issues that affect the community and world at large.
About Freddie Films
Freddie Films creates, develops, writes and produces one-hour drama and theatrical feature films. It was founded in 2010 by lawyer Floyd Kane who has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his debut feature about the destructive nature of racism. He has also served as Production Executive on numerous award-winning projects for both theatrical release and broadcast television.
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