GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE

headshot Jacquelyn Mills  Black and White
DIRECTOR

Jacquelyn Mills is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Breton Island, based in Montréal. Her works are immersive and sensorial, often exploring an intimate and lyrical connection to the natural world. Her film IN THE WAVES premiered at Visions du Réel and was theatrically released at TIFF’s Cinematheque. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the New Hampshire International Film Festival, Best Medium-Length Documentary at RIDM, as well as Best Documentary and Best Edit at Atlantic International Film Festival. Her most recent work GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE had its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum and won three awards. This film was supported by Sundance Documentary Fund and Cannes: Docs in Progress. Jacquelyn has worked as editor, sound designer and cinematographer for the National Film Board of Canada as well as other internationally acclaimed films.

FILMOGRAPHY

For Wendy, 16mm, 10min, 2008
Leaves, 35mm, 5min, 2013
In the Waves, HD, 59min, 2017
Geographies of Solitude, 16mm, 103min, 2022

headshot Rosalie Chicoine Perreault Black and White
CO-PRODUCER

After studying cultural production at UQAM and finishing a specialized graduate diploma in management at HEC, Rosalie Chicoine Perreault began her career in cinema. In 2019, she began working at Metafilms, a Montréal based production company owned by renowned producers Sylvain Corbeil and Nancy Grant. She now also focuses on developing her own projects as an emerging producer. She searches for projects and filmmakers with a unique vision that stand out from the current cinematographic landscape, both in fiction and documentary. Amongst her most recent projects, GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE (Jacquelyn Mills, 2022), her first feature documentary, had its world premiere at the 72nd Berlinale, and was awarded three prizes in the Forum section of the festival.

16mm film cameras and film making of film

SELECTED CREDITS

Director | Cinematographer | Editor JACQUELYN MILLS
Made in collaboration with ZOE LUCAS
Produced by ROSALIE CHICOINE PERREAULT | JACQUELYN MILLS
Executive Producers BRAD MILLS | AONAN YANG
Additional Camera | Collaborator SCOTT MOORE
Additional Editing | Consulting PABLO ALVAREZ-MESA
Producer Consultant SELIN MURAT
Creative Consultants KATHLEEN BROYLES | SOFIA BOHDANOWICZ
Sound ANDREAS MENDRITZKI | JACQUELYN MILLS
Plant and Bug Music by SABLE ISLAND
Contributing Composers EMILY MILLARD | MARK BOUDREAU
Colorist ERIC GAUDRY

This film was created with the generous support of Sable Island Institute and Parks Canada

This film participated in three artist residencies through Plus Film in The Old Church, Blönduós, Iceland