Petie Chalifoux

I am a Cree filmmaker from Northern Alberta. I have chosen to be a filmmaker because it is a powerful and creative medium to shed light upon the realities of the social issues that surround the world we live in today from an Indigenous perspective.

I graduated with my Bachelors of Motion Picture Arts in January 2017 and I was selected to be the very first Indigenous Valedictorian for Capilano University's convocation in June 2017.

My first feature length film as a writer/producer is “River Of Silence”. With River Of Silence I hope to bring worldwide awareness to the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women and violence against all women.

River Of Silence had the world premiere screening in Los Angeles, California at the LASkins Film Festival held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood November 2017 where it was nominated for the "Achievement in Filmmaking" Award.

Following the feature film my directorial debut was on a Telus Storyhive short dramatic film titled “Past Time”, a film that expresses how love can transcend time, space and even death.

In 2019 I completed the Pacific Screen Writing Program - Scripted Lab Series where I learnt under the showrunner Sarah Dodd. Through our time together we worked on an eight-part, crime drama, limited series titled “City Of Gardens” where I wrote episode 106.

I am currently working on my own original unlimited dramatic television series titled “Woke."

I hope to continue to make a change in today's world using film.