‘Kiri and The Dead Girl’ is a story of reconnection, following a young girl as she grieves her mother and is led by symbols and shadows to reclaim her heritage. It is based on the experiences of Tlingit artist and Pow Wow dancer Kiri Geen who studied Northwest Coast Art after her adoption. It is being filmed as a fairytale in the Spring of 2020 with acclaimed Métis-Cree director Loretta Todd and DOP Stirling Bancroft.
The writer Christopher Logan and Kiri Geen started Moonchildren Films, joining forces with Ken Shapkin of Cadence Productions to produce the film together. The team has been awarded $100,000.00 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and they plan to film in Vancouver and Victoria in May 2030.
They are producing several events to create connection and raise the additional funds needed, and are putting this GoFundMe in place for anyone wanting to support the project and help us make the film.
’Our first event Sunday At The Park was such a great vibe and feeling, and the connections we made and helped foster in the Indie film community were invaluable’, says Logan referring to their Vancouver-made short film showcase at The Park Theatre. ‘The amount of people who’ve connected to the story, who understand how important it is to be able to connect and reclaim who you are’, says Kiri. It’s hopeful. Makes me feel like we are making a film that will resonate with a wide audience.’
Kiri Geen is a Tlingit and Southern Tutchone artist who studied at The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art under mentor Stan Bevan. Christopher Logan is an actor in films Saving Silverman, Connie and Carla, Tron Legacy, Cold Pursuit and The X-Files relaunch, and produced the coffee table book ‘dr.a.g.’
>Ken Shapkin has been advocating and working to make the Victoria film scene the best it can be. He recently completed studies at the New York Academy of Film and has been in the forefront of numerous productions in both Vancouver and Victoria.