Gail is an award-winning filmmaker, actor, writer, producer and a proud fluent speaking member of her Cree/Métis community, Beauval, Saskatchewan. Her debut feature film, ROSIE, is one of TIFF’s TOP TEN films of 2022, it won the Audience Choice Award at ImagineNATIVE, the Best Feature Narrative at the Festival International au Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, the Best Feature Film at Available Light Film Festival (Yukon Film Society), is nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for casting and just won Best Costume in an indie film. ROSIE is currently in theatres across Canada and can be seen enroute on air and streaming platforms. APTN and Super Channel Fuse will air it in 2023.
Gail is currently in development on her 2nd feature film, Blood Lines and a comedy series, Rez in the City, produced through her company, Assini Productions. Gail always tells stories with strong female Indigenous leads.
Gail’s 9 award winning short films, which she wrote, produced and directed have screened at Sundance, ImagineNATIVE, the Smithsonian, Enroute, CBC and APTN, to name a few, with a recent win for Best Children’s film with Unicef.
Gail is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada. She was nominated for the prestigious Jean-Marc Vallée award, presented by the DGC. She’s an alumnus of the prestigious Women in the Director’s Chair, A recipient of the Hnatyshyn Indigenous award of excellence, she won a Chalmers Arts Fellowship and was selected to the 2020 Netflix Banff Diversity of voices initiative.
As an actor, she’s a two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee for best supporting actor for Trickster and Night Raiders.
Gail has just been named one of Variety’s Top Ten Canadians to watch in 2023.
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Assini Productions is a 100% Indigenous-owned company that produces short and feature length films and television that portray strong, positive Indigenous stories and characters by Indigenous writers. Assini Productions was born out of a need to tell our own stories. We make films that entertain, inform, educate and encourage awareness of Indigenous history, culture, language and traditions.
Assini Productions produced one of TIFF’s TOP TEN films of 2022, ROSIE. ROSIE premiered to sold-out audiences at TIFF, won the audience choice award at the ImagineNATIVE film festival and the best Canadian narrative film at Le Festival international du cinema francophone en Acadie.
Assini Productions is excited to produce BLOOD LINES, written by Gail Maurice. BLOOD LINES is a film about identity and culture, themes that are significant in Gail Maurice’s work and in line with Assini Productions’ core values. Assini Productions is also in development with a comedy series, “REZ IN THE CITY”.
Gail Maurice is one of Variety’s Top Ten Canadians to watch.
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