A grieving boy and his mother embark on a trip to see the stars at the largest dark sky preserve in the world. Unable to contain his excitement, ten-year- old Elijah gets separated from his mother and loses his way in the vast wilderness of Wood Buffalo National Park. As he struggles to find his way back, Elijah encounters an extraordinary creature in a similar circumstance. The unlikely pair form a bond and together learn that sometimes following your heart is the best way to find your way home.
Jen Walden- Writer / Director
Jeremy Emerson - Producer
Jen Walden is a Yellowknife filmmaker and one of northern Canada’s most noted painters. Her unique eye for aesthetic detail and captivating storylines has resulted in three award-winning short films since her move into film media in 2015. She now creates visually stunning full-length features with substance, character and heart.
Walden’s first feature film, Elijah and the Rock Creature was shot entirely on location in the Northwest Territories with a northern cast and crew. The film is set for release in September 2018.
Her first short, Painted Girl, appeared on CBC’s Short Film Faceoff as one of nine national finalists in 2016. Follow-up Preservedtook cinematography and editing awards at that year’s Dead North Film Festival and her most recent short, Dal Segno, earned a Northern Lights Emerging Talent award from the Alaska Film Festival.
In 2017, Walden became one of six women selected for the inaugural Academy Apprenticeship for Woman Directors run by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Jeremy Emerson is a filmmaker based out of Yellowknife, NT who splits his time as a videographer/ Producer and coordinating film training. He started his career shooting and editing independent music videos and working as a Production Assistant on Vancouver based Television shows.
Since then he has been a videographer on dozens of short documentaries on location in remote locations across the NWT. In 2012 he worked as a B Camera operator and Key Grip on the feature thriller, Berkshire County in Toronto.
Elijah and the Rock Creature, is Jeremy’s first feature film as a producer. He is currently producing and directing a feature documentary called, SOS Summer of Smoke, for television.