"First Nations actor Jacobs will recur as a college student named Sam Black Crow. She is spiritually cynical for someone who claims to believe in so much. She lives life with fierce confidence and openness, selling the chainsaw art she carves by the roadside for extra money."
"The woman-directed movies at the festival ranged from daring and disturbing to poetic and imaginative. Here's an overview of the best of the bunch, which include fiction, documentary, and animated films. Keep an eye on these filmmakers – eventually, you might see them on the list of Oscar-nominated shorts."
Rae - Directed By: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
"Kawennáhere Devery Jacob the lead of the Canadian film THE SUN AT MIDNIGH took home WFF’s Best Performance in a Borsos Competition Film Award this year. Devery Jacobs has given a pitch perfect performance as the sixteen-year-old protagonist of THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT. She is luminous, with every fleeting emotion reflected in her eyes. Confusion, fear, and finally wonder emanate as if from within. An actor in control of her craft, Devery wears her character with such ease. A simply jaw dropping turn as an actor."
Rhymes for Young Ghouls Directed by Jeff Barnaby
Canadian cinema would be nothing without its Indigenous contributions. Think of the groundbreaking work of Alanis Obomsawin or Zacharakis Kunuk's Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, considered by those in the Canadian film industry to be the best Canadian film of all time. But a new generation of voices demands attention. This roundup of directors reflects a diversity in age, experience level and regions from around the country — and it's a great jumping-off point for those interested in learning more about contemporary Indigenous filmmaking in Canada.
"Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is Kanien'kehaka from Kahnawá:ke Mohawk territory in Quebec. An activist, actor, and more recently a filmmaker, Jacobs started acting when she was seven years old and has been a professional actor for the last decade...."