In the year 2961, the time is after humanity and nature has recovered the land. A hunter named Cygnus is called to rise above his duty. He provides for Last Arc, a once nomadic band of survivors in need of food and water that is now growing scarce. The answer must be found before a group of outlandish Heretics descend upon them. Cygnus must voyage across the treacherous landscape to defend his people. Sent by Nova, the matriarch of the band, she acts based on her vision for Cygnus to find a seed of hope. The future of Last Arc is for him to discover, Cygnus ventures into a hostile landscape in search of an answer for his people. On this journey of encountering many traps and dangers, Cygnus discovers what has been hunting him is his identity.
The Northlander is a 2016 Canadian fantasy adventure film written and directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden. The film stars Corey Sevier as Cygnus, Roseanne Supernault as Mari, and Michelle Thrush as Nova. The film was produced by Benjamin Ross Hayden’s production company Manifold Pictures and filmed in Alberta.
The film premiered at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival. The film was selected in the Perspective Canada program at Cannes in 2016. It was distributed under the banner Raven Banner Entertainment theatrically in Canada. The Northlander was lauded as one among “8 of indigenous cinema’s most important films” by i-D magazine. The Northlander theatrically opened in over ten major cities across Canada between October 2016 and April 2017.
The Northlander won Best Screenplay Award at the 40th Alberta Film & Television Awards, and for directing the film Hayden was awarded the RBC Artist Award at the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions.
Director: Benjamin Ross Hayden Writer: Benjamin Ross Hayden Stars: Corey Sevier, Roseanne Supernault, Michelle Thrush | See full cast & crew »