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Latest News: Stars Joey King, Kevin Pollak, Jonas Chernick, and Emily Hampshire, together with the director Sean Garrity will all attend the Opening Night screening and be available for the Q&A.

BOREALIS - still #1


US Premiere

Director: Sean Garrity

Canada, 2015, 95 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2016

Category:Narrative Feature

Cast:Jonas Chernick, Joey King, Kevin Pollak

Crew:Producers: Jonas Chernick, Liz Jarvis - Screenwriters: Jonas Chernick


JONAH, an unemployed gambler, takes his estranged pot-smoking teenaged daughter AURORA on a dangerous road trip to Churchill, Manitoba to show her the magnificent Northern Lights - before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. With a volatile bookie in hot pursuit, Jonah and Aurora are forced to finally confront each other, and their tragic pasts.


About the director

Sean Garrity's debut film, "Inertia," was awarded Best First Feature at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, and netted him Best Director at the FilmCan Festival. His follow-up, "Lucid," won Best Western Canadian Feature at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and screened at festivals including Shanghai, Mannheim, Singapore and Toronto. "My Awkward Sexual Adventure" premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was selected as one of the TIFF Top Ten. It won Audience Awards at Whistler Film Festival and Calgary International Film Festival, and netted Sean a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Director. "Blood Pressure" was named one of Screen International's 10 Hot Films at the Busan International Film Festival, and screened at festivals in Beijing, Torino, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. His latest feature, "Borealis," won a Special Jury Mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and won Best Actress and Best Director at Toronto's Canadian Film Festival.

Website Filmography


Best Actress (Joey King) - Canadian Film Fest Best Director (Sean Garrity) - Canadian Film Fest Special Jury Mention (for the performance by Joey King) - Vancouver International Film Festival Director Sean Garrity, Actor/Writer/Producer Jonas Chernick, and Members of Cast Kevin Pollak, Joey King and Emily Hampshire will be available for a Q&A following the June 3 OPENING NIGHT screening at Wythe Hotel and the June 8 screening at Windmill Studios.

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