“Pitch-perfect performance... luminous”

-Whistler Film Festival | Winner

Borsos Best Performance (Devery Jacobs)

“A must-watch movie”

-Canadian Broadcasting Channel

“A gorgeously filmed odyssey”

-Times Colonist

Mad Max on Ice”

- Film Stage

“Cinematic par excellence” - Forbes

“A treat to the senses without fail... profound,

transformative” - High On Films

“A singular vision” - Fantasia Film Festival

“One of the most unique Canadian films

ever made.” -Pajiba


Kirsten Carthew (KC) is a multi-award-winning filmmaker whose work has been lauded at juried festivals, released theatrically, and sold across platforms worldwide. Recognized for character-driven stories that have garnered distinguished accolades for outstanding lead performances, KC likewise excels in bringing forth spectacular world-building and cultivating innovation in her visual storytelling.

KC is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and an alumna of London School of Economics and the University of Southern California. She is a former journalist, published author, and recipient of multiple visionary awards. Beyond the screen KC has been recognized for co-founding a non-profit for outdoor adventure and environmental protection. She holds passports for Canada and the United Kingdom.

“Like Waterworld or Mad Max, but set in the Canadian Yukon.

Polaris goes further than these movies. Carthew is committed

to her bold vision about human behaviour” - RogerEbert


Meridian Artists | Courtenay Bainbridge


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