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Love is the First Sacred Lesson

Love is the First Sacred Lesson

| 6 min

Love Is the First Sacred Lesson is a first-person documentary that follows the filmmaker’s journey to connect and reconcile the different parts of their identity: queer, trans, Mi'kmaq. An existential road trip back to the East Coast.

  • writer
    Jess Murwin
  • director
    Jess Murwin
  • producer
    David Oppenheim
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • director of photography
    Jess Murwin
  • sound recordist
    Jess Murwin
    Charly Gilpin
  • editor
    Charly Gilpin
  • sound designer
    Amanda Ann-Min Wong
  • additional editing
    Karina Garcia Casanova
  • featuring
    Kennlin Bawlow
    Lenita Denny
    Duane Isaac
    Paige Isaac
    Misiksk Jadis
    Isaac Jeddore Gould
    Dante Joe Pierro
    Geordy Marshall
    Jennifer Murrin
    Tyler Patterson
    Margaret Robinson
    John R. Sylliboy
    Rosie Sylliboy
    Stéphanie Vautour
    Rowan White
  • production coordinator
    Katie Murray
    Frances Nyarko-Mensah
  • manager, studio operations
    Mark Wilson
  • production supervisor
    Marcus Matyas
  • technical coordinator
    Kevin Riley
  • studio administrator
    Patricia Bourgeois
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • program mentor
    Sisa Bueno
    Lauren Hutchinson
    Roslyn Kalloo
    Sarah Rothberg
    Kerri Sakamoto
    Ziv Schneider
    Pat Shiu
  • program production assistant
    Rand Jitan
  • post sound
    Sim Toronto
  • post picture
    Sim Toronto
  • online editor
    Darren Hinchy
  • colourist
    Arlene Moelker
  • finishing producer
    Mateusz Sklarzyk
  • re-recording mixer
    James Bastable
  • assistant re-recording mixer
    Will Stephens
  • project coordinator
    Louise Finn
  • head of operations
    Alex Aslund
  • general manager
    Peter Gibson
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • marketing manager
    Gabrielle Harvey
    Laurianne Desormiers
  • social media strategist
    Hannah Martin
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • title design
    Yazmin Monet


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