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Ever Deadly

Ever Deadly

| 1 h 29 min

This film discusses topics of trauma and abuse. Viewer discretion is advised.

Ever Deadly is an immersive, visceral music and cinema experience featuring Tanya Tagaq, avant-garde Inuk throat singer, and created in collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Chelsea McMullan. This documentary explores Tagaq’s transformation of sound with an eye to colonial fallout, natural freedom and Canadian history.

We witness Tagaq’s intimate relationship with the Nuna—the Land—a living, breathing organism present in all forms of her improvised performances. Ever Deadly weaves concert footage with stunning sequences filmed on location in Nunavut, seamlessly bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph—all through the expressions of one of the most innovative musical performers of our time.

  • featuring
    Tanya Tagaq
    Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
    Mary Gillis
    Inuuja Gillis
    Lucas Kalluk
  • writer
    Tanya Tagaq
    Chelsea McMullan
  • director
    Chelsea McMullan
    Tanya Tagaq
  • producer
    Lea Marin
    Anita Lee
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • co-producer
    Kate Vollum
  • director of photography
    Alejandro Coronado
  • editor
    Avrïl Jacobson
  • sound recordist
    Alexander Unger
  • sound supervisor
    Graham Rogers
  • original illustrations
    Shuvinai Ashoona
  • animation
    Glenn Gear
    Fred Casia
    Parissa Mohit
  • uaajeerneq
    Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
  • original music
    Jesse Zubot
  • additional cinematography
    Ann Tipper
    Catherine Lutes
  • additional sound
    Sara Labadie
  • production supervisor
    Marcus Matyas
  • senior production coordinator
    Katie Murray
  • production coordinator
    Carla Murphy
    Jessica Lozano Castro
    Max Wolfond
  • technical coordinator
    Kevin Riley
    Luc Binette
  • technology advisor
    Frédéric Sauvé
  • technical support
    Frank Nadeau
  • studio administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
    Patricia Bourgeois
    Stephanie Brantner
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • manager studio operations
    Mark Wilson
  • studio coordinator
    Carly Kastner
  • assistant editor
    Varunraj Gandhi
    William Mitchell
    Kevin Shak
    Cassidy Croft
  • production assistant
    Cher Obediah
    Christina Bresolin
    Andres Orbegozo
    Siena DeCampo
  • vocals
    Tanya Tagaq
  • musician
    Jeffrey Samuel Zeigler
    Jesse Zubot
    Ashkan Kooshanejad
    Jean Martin
  • performance
    Tekaronhiáhkhwa Santee Smith
  • choir leader
    Christine Duncan
  • director of photography, concert
    Maya Bankovic
  • steadicam operator
    Adam Tupper
  • camera operator
    Gabriela Osio Vanden
    Alejandro Coronado
  • 1st assistant camera
    Andrew Stretch
    Christopher James
    Andrew Reilly
  • 2nd assistant camera
    Jacob White
  • technical advisor
    Ryan Czezewski
  • data wrangler
    Douglas Nayler
  • key grip
    Carl David Tribe
  • 2nd sound recordist
    Kai Masaoka
  • production manager
    Christina Carvalho
  • location manager
    Gordon Peck
    Corey Dimitruk
  • lighting design
    Louise Simpson
  • production designer
    Daria Savic
  • set dresser
    Nicole Zimmer
    Braden Labonte
    Katheryn Marie Harrison
    Christian Harrison
    Jennifer McGouran
  • hair & make-up
    Tami El Sombati
  • wardrobe
    Plastik Wrap
  • catering
    Cinnamon Girls
  • craft service
    Blazing Kitchen
  • craft server
    William Engel
  • title design
    Sebastian Pardo
  • archival researcher
    Kathleen Fisher
    Judy Robinson
    Jocelyn Piirainen
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Conor McNally
  • visual researcher
    Kathleen Fisher
    Judy Robinson
    Jocelyn Piirainen
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Conor McNally
  • translation
    Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
    Elisabeth Jansen-Hadlari
    Aaju Peter
  • sound designer
    Jane Tattersall
  • dialogue editor
    Krystin Hunter
  • re-recording mixer
    Graham Rogers
  • assistant re-recording mixer
    Will Stephens
  • account manager
    Mark Stevens
  • colourist
    Walt Biljan
  • project manager
    Lubin J. Martinez
  • online editor
    John Pyke
    Jose Arturo Torres Salina
  • VFX
    Cassidy Croft
  • live concert music consultant
    Jesse Zubot
  • additional choir recording
    Revolution Recording Inc.
  • marketing manager
    Jessica Gedge
    Melissa Wheeler
  • marketing coordinator
    Michelle Rozon
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis


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