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Wayne Wapeemukwa

  • 15

  • 90 mins

  • 2017

  • Canada

  • English

Angel Gates, Eric Buurman, Joe Dion Buffalo, Ken Harrower, Ms Rollergirl

  • Director of Photography: Jeremy Cox

  • Editor: Wayne Wapeemukwa

  • Produced by: Matt Drake, Spencer Hahn, Wayne Wapeemukwa

  • Music: Daniel J.K. Ross

  • Screenplay by: Wayne Wapeemukwa

  • Production Designer: Sophie Jarvis

  • Sound Production: Matt Drake

Director Bio

Wayne Wapeemukwa

Director Bio

Wayne Wapeemukwa is a filmmaker of Métis and settler heritage from Vancouver, BC (Unceded Coast-Salish Territories). Luk’Luk’I is his debut feature film. His previous short works include Foreclosure (TIFF’13), Luk’Luk’I : Mother (TIFF’14), Balmoral Hotel (TIFF Top 10’15) and Srorrim (VIFF’16, Best Film – Dawson City Film Festival). He reads philosophy and psychoanalysis.


Expanding themes developed in his earlier shorts, debut feature filmmaker Wayne Wapeemukwa’s boldly made, partly improvised, drama is set against the backdrop of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The film features the stories of struggling single mother and sex worker Angel Gates (herself), indigenous addict Mark (Joe Dion Buffalo) and ‘roller girl’ Angela Dawson (herself), who is struggling with mental health issues. Their stories weave together, raising uneasy questions about marginalised people.

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