Through Black Spruce

"Viewers, whether Indigenous or not, will find much to connect with in this dark, moody tale."  

- Chris Knight, National Post


The disappearance of a young Cree woman in Toronto traumatizes her Northern Ontario family, and sends her twin sister on a journey south to find her.

Awards and Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival:

Official Selection 


Canadian Screen awards

Winner, 1 Award 

Victoria Film Festival 

Winner, Best Canadian Film 


Director's Guild of Canada Awards

Nominee, 1 Award


Produced by: 

Robert Lantos

Tina Keeper


Executive Producer: 

Mark Musselman


Directed By: 

Don McKellar 

Written by: 

Barbara Samuels 

Based on the novel by: 

Joseph Boyden 



Tanaya Beatty 

Brandon Oakes

Kiowa Gordon