The premiere of Smayaykila's newest short film Uulx - The Scratcher will take place at the Whistler Film Festival on December 4

Local filmmakers newest film “Uulx” to make its premiere at Whistler Film Festival

The “coolest film festival in Canada” is set to premiere Nuxalkmc Director Banchi Hanuse’s newest short film Uulx - The Scratcher.

  • Nov. 23, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The “coolest film festival in Canada” is set to premiere Nuxalkmc Director Banchi Hanuse’s newest short film Uulx – The Scratcher.

Shot in the frigid backcountry of the Chilcotin Plateau in 2014, Uulx is a six-minute drama from Hanuse’s Smayaykila Films, the same company that produced the hugely successful documentary “Cry Rock.”

In a stark and stunning frozen remote landscape, an unlikely encounter between hunter and the hunted unfolds. But which is which? Inspired by a true story, Uulx – The Scratcher is a cautionary tale inviting us to consider our own disassociation from nature.

The film’s world premiere is scheduled for Friday, December 4 at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, B.C. Smayaykila Films is a production company rooted on Nuxalk territory. Its first short documentary Cry Rock received several awards following its premiere at National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival.

The Nuxalk language word “Smayaykila” [sim – eye – eye – key – la] isa supernatural being meaning the keeper of stories. For more information on the film, check out Smayaykila Films at http://www.smayaykila.com.

 

 

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