The Northlander

The Northlander Information

The Northlander is a 2016 Canadian fantasy adventure film written and directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden. The film stars Corey Sevier as Cygnus, Roseanne Supernault as Mari, and Michelle Thrush as Nova. The film was produced by Benjamin Ross Hayden's production company Manifold Pictures and filmed in Alberta.

The film premiered at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival. The film was selected in the Perspective Canada program at Cannes in 2016. It was distributed under the banner Raven Banner Entertainment theatrically in Canada. The Northlander was lauded as one among "8 of indigenous cinema's most important films" by i-D magazine. The Northlander theatrically opened in over ten major cities across Canada between October 2016 and April 2017.

The Northlander won Best Screenplay Award at the 40th Alberta Film & Television Awards, and for directing the film Hayden was awarded the RBC Artist Award at the Mayor's Lunch for Arts Champions.


In the year 2961, the time is after humanity and nature have recovered the land. A hunter named Cygnus is called to protect his people. He travels across a desert valley to protect his tribe against a band of Heretics and must find a way for his tribe to survive.

The story is inspired by the historic journey of the Mtis leader Louis Riel away from Batoche, Saskatchewan toward the Montana mountains in 1880"?s.

The film's futuristic styling of Canadian history has the film contributing to the science fiction movements of Indigenous Futurism.


  • Corey Sevier as Cygnus
  • Roseanne Supernault as Mari
  • Michelle Thrush as Nova
  • Nathaniel Arcand
  • Julian Black Antelope


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result
AMPIA Awards 2016 Best Dramatic Feature Film Benjamin Ross Hayden
Best Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Performance by an Alberta Actor Nathaniel Arcand
Best Performance by an Alberta Actress Michelle Thrush
Best Costume Designer Dee Fontans, Shannon Chappell, Jessica Waddell & Samantha Huskisson
Leo Awards May 27, 2017 Best Makeup Design Melissa Meretsky, Jennifer Walton
Canadian Screen Awards March 12, 2017 Melissa Meretsky, Jennifer Walton, Lisa Belyea

See also

  • List of Canadian films of 2016

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