EXCLUSIVE: Here’s first footage from Night Raiders, which has its world premiere as part of this year’s Berlin Panorama program.
The film, executive produced by Taika Waititi, is set in the year 2043, in a dystopian future where a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back.
The project marks the directing debut of Saskatchewan-born Cree/Métis filmmaker Danis Goulet. It is a Canada and New Zealand co-production from Paul Barkin for Alcina Pictures, Tara Woodbury for Uno Bravo, Ainsley Gardiner and Georgina Condor Miss Conception Films/Whenua Films. Chelsea Winstanley co-produced for Defender Films.
XYZ Films is handling international sales, while Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada.
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