MARK

A mysterious encounter between an optimistic young lawyer and a beautiful woman at a bus stop.

Creative team

Writer/director: Justina (Tina) Neepin
Producer: Jenna Neepin

Filmmaker’s statement

I originally wrote this as a short story but when the opportunity to pitch a film idea came up I knew we had to adapt it into a script.

What I hope people see is that the film isn’t about him, it’s actually her story. We are looking through her eyes.

And I like films that are fun and exciting, so I hope people watch the film feeling entertained.

About Justina Neepin

Justina Neepin

Justina Neepin is a First Nations filmmaker from Thompson, Manitoba. Although her original aspiration was a career in science, she could not deny her love for film.

In 2011, she received her bachelor of arts degree in English and film from the University of Manitoba and completed the NSI New Voices course at the National Screen Institute.

She has been a production coordinator for Fit First Youth Edition, the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and Aboriginal Day Live.

She currently works as an office production assistant for Animiki See Digital Production.

In 2012, Justina and her sister Jenna started their own production company, JJNeepinFilms, after winning the RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award pitch competition at the Gimli Film Festival.

Their first film, MARK, written and directed by Justina, had its world premiere at the 2013 edition of the Gimli Film Festival.

They are currently producing a short documentary about the Winnipeg Aboriginal Curling League as part of the NSI Aboriginal Documentary program.

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