Gail Maurice is a fluent Cree/Michif-speaking actor and an award-winning independent filmmaker and Arts Laureate. She’s an alumnus of the prestigious Women in the Director’s Chair. She is a recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Indigenous Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and she was selected for the 2020 Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative. Her film ASSINI won the audience choice award at the Dawson City International Film Festival, and was nominated for four Golden Sheafs at the Yorkton Film Festival. Her films have screened at Sundance, Traverse City Film Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, ImagineNATIVE, and have also aired on CBC, APTN and Air Canada’s Enroute, to name a few. ROSIE is her feature debut and was supported by the ImagineNATIVE institute’s inaugural screenwriting lab. Gail is passionate about telling stories with strong female Indigenous leads.