Clouds of Autumn

The carefree childhood existence of an Indigenous brother and sister is torn apart when the older sister is forced to attend a residential school far from home.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Trevor Mack
Writer/director: Matthew Taylor Blais

Filmmaker’s statement

Set on the Tsilhqot’in plateau in the 1970s, Clouds of Autumn focuses on an a young Indigenous boy named William and his older sister Shayl.

The film explores the impact residential schools had on the relationships of First Nations people with themselves, their heritage and nature itself.

About Trevor Mack

Trevor Mack

Trevor Mack is a Tsilhqot’in nation filmmaker from Williams Lake and the Tl’etinqox area in British Columbia.

Raised by his single mother and family, his culture and upbringing provided a strong foundation for storytelling expressed through his current film work.

Trevor debuted his first short film, The Blanketing, in 2013.

His second short film, Clouds of Autumn, premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival followed by screenings at festivals such as the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, 2015 Whistler Film Festival, and the 2015 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival where it won the best Canadian short drama award.

About Matthew Taylor Blais

Matthew Taylor Blais

Matthew Taylor Blais is an experimental filmmaker currently based in Vancouver.

His films are often about the people he loves and the places he is in, and most are available online.

His latest works premiered in 2015 and have screened around the world. He currently has multiple projects in various stages of development.

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