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RIFF 2022

Slash/Back

87 Minutes | Canada | 2021

Synopsis

Maika and her ragtag friends discover an alien invasion in their tiny arctic hamlet, and it’s up to them to fight back. Utilizing makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, the aliens soon realize that you don’t mess with the girls from Pang.

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Director’s Bio

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Nyla Innuksuk is the founder of Mixtape VR, which produces film, virtual and augmented reality content. A writer for Marvel Comics, Nyla co-created the character of Snowguard, a teenage superhero from
Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and a member of Marvel’s Champions League. Most recently, Nyla wrote and directed her first feature film titled Slash/Back, an alien invasion horror about a group of teen girls from the Arctic. In 2019 Innuksuk was named one of the Top 5 To Watch by Playback Magazine.Working in mixed media allows Nyla to channel her passions for technology and genre storytelling among mediums that include interactive graphic novels, film, television and synthetic experiences. Originally from
Igloolik, Nunavut, Nyla studied film at Ryerson University. In addition to her film and digital work, Innuksuk sits on the board of directors of Ontario Creates and the Glenn Gould Foundation. In 2020, Nyla was asked by UN Women to represent Canada in discussing the future of emerging technologies in G7
countries. Nyla has participated often as an early tester of emerging technology for Google, is an ambassador for the Northern Indigenous Film Fund in Norway and is currently a research fellow at MIT. She is represented by Keya Khahatian at UTA.

Film Details

  • Year:
    2021
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    87 Minutes
  • Languages:
    English, Inuktitut
  • Countries:
    Canada
  • Premiere:
    European Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Nyla INNUKSUK
  • Screenwriter:
    Nyla INNUKSUK, Ryan CAVAN
  • Producer:
    Nyla INNUKSUK, Daniel BEKERMAN, Christopher YURKOVICH, Alex ORDANIS, Stacey AGLOK MACDONALD, Ethan LAZAR, Alethea ARNAQUQ-BARIL
  • Cast:
    Tasiana Shirley, Alexis Vincent-Wolfe, Nalajoss Ellsworth, Chelsea Prusky, Frankie Vincent-Wolfe, Rory Anawak

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