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.
Marylou Mintram, Manager for Distribution and Marketing will lead 7th Screen. Marylou is Cree and from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. She is a graduate from the Toronto Film School and has extensive broadcast experience with CityTV, CTV, Toronto 1, Discovery Channel, and APTN. Selected to take part in the Canadian Media Producers Associations National Mentorship Program, where she gained insight from a seasoned producer. With over twelve years of broad-based experience including being a communications manager, non-profit board governance, fundraising committees, supporting non-profits with public relations and marketing, facilitation and project coordinator. She brings a unique depth and diversity of talent from media relations, direct marketing campaigns for independent service providers, national networks, and assisted start-up joint ventures inclusive of national, provincial and municipal scopes of work. This experience and knowledge will be an asset for planning distribution and marketing campaigns for 7th Screen.
7th Screen offers a full slate of integrated services:
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.
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
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
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: March 2021
Directed by Jason Brennan
Pierre is a brilliant brain surgeon whose carefully manicured life is beginning to fall apart. Longing for escape, he agrees to spend a few days hiking in the woods with Léanore, a former lover who also happens to be his ex-wife’s sister. When Pierre meets her again, Léanore is suffering from depression after a mysterious incident that took place while she was working on a research project in the North.
The farther from civilization the former lovers get, the more Pierre begins to suspect that Léanore isn’t the person he once knew. After a violent confrontation with two hunters who recognize Léanore and want to do her harm, he discovers his friend’s true nature. Léanore is a monster, a wendigo or werewolf.
He will escape the creature with his life, but not before being bitten at the neck. The first signs of infection appear shortly after his return to the city. His transformation will drive Pierre towards a terrible act of violence, after which he will take his place alongside the creature that stalked him through the forest.
Canada | Feature Film | Language: French | Duration: 01:25:00 | Anticipated Release: October 2021
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.
Manager of Distribution and Marketing
183 Freeman, Unit 8
Gatineau (QC), J8Z 2A7
Tel: 819.770.3281 ex. 202