Los Angeles Festival Premiere

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | Canada | 13 MINUTES | English

Conviction

After Joseph is released from jail, he faces inner demons that stand in the way of true freedom.

Part of the 2022 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival commission/mentorship program

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Bruce Miller

Bruce Thomas Miller is Anishinabe from Matachewan First Nation in Canada. 43 years of age and raised in rural communities (off reserve) in Northern Ontario, from Foleyet, Hornepayne to Timmins. 20 years ago, he attended Cambrian College in the Theater Production Program receiving his diploma. Acquiring a variation of skills from carpentry, lighting, stage management, etc etc. He then had an opportunity to attend Vancouver Film School in their Film Production program, to which he received a diploma. He then moved to Toronto to try and establish a career in the arts but support was not there for aspiring Indigenous artists. He then found himself passing through Calgary and working on the front lines of a homeless shelter. 14 years had passed and dealing with drug interventions, crisis situations, suicide interventions and mental health crisis’ had left him with PTSD from the years of front
line work. He then found solace in his artistic side, his writing. He is now working on his PTSD through the arts by getting back in touch with his artistic side. And hopes to continue his artistic journey.

Director

Bruce Miller

Producer

Nicola Waugh, Guillaume Carlier, Gillian McKercher

Screenwriter

Bruce Miller

Cast

Shane Ghostkeeper

Program Five

Showtimes

November 13
IN-PERSON

Screening: 1:30 to 3:00pm

Q&A With Filmmakers
Bruce Miller, Shane Ghostkeeper

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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