Michelle is co-owner of Thunderstone Pictures Inc. and works as a producer, writer and director. Michelle is a member of Migisi Sahgaigan, (Eagle Lake First Nation) in Northwestern Ontario and is also a founding member and past Chair of the Biindigaate Film Indigenous Festival. Prior to her career in film, Michelle spent twelve years as a social worker working in mental health with First Nations people. Michelle’s focus shifted to using film as a vehicle for healing and empowerment, beginning with writing and acting in the multiple-award-winning dramatic film “Seeking Bimaadiziiwin.” She made her directorial debut with the “The Healing Lens,” which won Best Public Service Film at the 35th American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Michelle’s first feature length film called “Return to Manomin” was selected to screen at Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco and screened at a number of other film festivals and events. Michelle had two other films, “Eagle vs. Sparrow” and “The Life You Want,” screen at the 2011 ImagineNative Film Festival in Toronto and has worked on the one hour CBC fifth estate documentary “Stories From the River’s Edge”. She co-wrote and is currently developing a dramatic feature film and working on an animated short film called “The Grandfather Drum”.
Dave is the founder and co-owner of Thunderstone. He has produced, directed and shot numerous drama and documentary films including “Seeking Bimaadziiwin” and the NFB documentary “Woodland Spirits” which premiered on TVO. Dave was also the cinematographer for the one-hour television documentary “Stories From the River’s Edge” produced by CBC’s fifth estate. He also produced and directed the photography on such award-winning documentary films as “Return To Manomin”, “The Healing Lens”, and “The Life You Want”. Dave’s own films often deal with the relationships between humans, their environment and the institutions that govern this interaction. In 2009 Dave was named a "Citizen of Exceptional Achievement" by the City of Thunder Bay. He is currently teaching full-time and developing the new Digital Cinematography and Applied Filmmaking Program at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario.
Director - Michelle Derosier
Producers - Michelle Derosier and Dave Clement
Executive Producer for the City of Thunder Bay – John Hannam
Associate Producers for the City of Thunder Bay - Joyce Hunter and Anne Magiskan
Writers - Michelle Derosier and Dave Clement
Supervising Film Editor – Dave Clement
Editors – Dave Clement, Michelle Derosier, Sarah Furlotte and Josh de Haan
Camera – Piotr Skowronski, Sarah Furlotte and Josh de Haan
Sound Operators – Jessica Graham and Sarah Furlotte
Post Production Sound Supervisor – Eddie Jeanveau