FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2021 – Zhoh Daatsik Pictures has announced that Marie Clements’ award-winning narrative feature debut Red Snow has been acquired by Elevation Pictures and released in the US. The film released across all digital platforms to US audiences on March 16th and will be available to own on DVD on March 30th.

Following its World Premiere screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival, a robust global festival tour which continued into 2020, and a limited theatrical run, Red Snow will now be available to viewers at home across North America.

Red Snow is written and directed by acclaimed Métis/Dene playwright, director, producer, and screenwriter, Marie Clements. Clements’ credits include the documentary feature The Road Forward, Looking at Edward Curtis and her fifteen plays, including The Unnatural and Accidental Women, have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, garnering numerous awards, including the 2004 Canada-Japan Literary Award and two Governor General’s Literary Award nominations.

Red Snow features an original sound score by JUNO Award-winning Métis composer Wayne Lavallee featuring vocalists Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Tiffany Ayalik, Stephen Kakfwi, DIGA, Amanda Lee Murray, Cheri Maracle and musicians Marina Hasselberg, Edris Fayaz, Majiid Qiya, Niko Friesen and Wayne Lavallee. With a compelling vibe that fuses Dene, Inuvialuit, and Afghanistani sounds and voices, the soundtrack is available for download or to stream on iTunes and Spotify.

Red Snow was made possible with the support of CBC Films, Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada, the Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, Harold Greenberg Fund, APTN, Creative BC, the Canada Media Fund, APTN, the Harold Greenberg Fund, Creative BC, Film Incentive BC, CAVCO, and the Northwest Territories Film Rebate Program.

Stream the film on Universal here.

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Nicola Pender, Pender PR
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