Portraits from a Fire

Director: Trevor Mack (​​Tsilhqot'in) Year: 2021 Run Time: 92min

Tyler (Lulua), a young aspiring filmmaker, spends his days comedically documenting life on the Tl’etinqox Reserve where he lives, but everything changes when he meets the mysterious Aaron (Koostachin) who encourages him to tell a new kind of story. What starts out as a personal project about his family soon leads to the reveal of a shocking secret that threatens to unravel his life. 

A coming of age story that is often funny and surreal, this debut feature from director Trevor Mack is also a poignant look at the importance of family and being in touch with one’s ancestry.


Trevor Mack (​​Tsilhqot'in)


Trevor Mack (​​Tsilhqot'in), Derek Vermillion (Cree), Manny Mahal


Trevor Mack (​​Tsilhqot'in), Kate Kroll, Rylan Friday (Saulteaux Ojibway/Plains Cree)


Nathaniel Arcand (Plains Cree), William Magnus Lulua (​​Tsilhqot'in/Secwépemc/Cree), Asivak Koostachin (Cree/Inuk), Pauline Bob-King (Tsilhqot'in)


Comedy, Drama


English, Other Language

Closed Captioning:


Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon