Finality of Dusk, the latest offering from acclaimed writer/director Madison Thomas, will have its Canadian premiere Nov. 30 at the Whistler Film Festival (WFF). The post-apocalyptic drama was co-written by award-winning deaf screenwriter Katarina Ziervogel and was created to offer a full theatrical experience for all audiences, including the deaf and hard of hearing.
The film stars Marika Sila, Cherrel Holder and deaf performing artist Chris Dodd in a journey of survival and resilience set amidst a future environmental disaster. The year is 2045 and worldwide ecological devastation has pushed the remnants of humanity into the wild.
Thomas is a storyteller of mixed Ojibwe/Saulteaux and Russian/Ukrainian settler ancestry, and is one of the most versatile filmmakers in Canada today. She has won numerous accolades: including Canadian Screen Awards, an award at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2022, and she is currently nominated for an international Emmy. Based out of Winnipeg, Man. in Treaty 1 territory, Thomas has a rapidly growing number of credits as a writer, director and editor including Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, Pretty Hard Cases, Taken, Heartland, Ruthless Souls and more.
Check out the full WFF lineup here.