We are thrilled to be able to share with you Making the Mystics: An Artistic Ceremony Documentary by Kim Senklip Harvey, a Green Thumb Theatre Production in collaboration with Kim Senklip Productions and The Cultch.
MAKING THE MYSTICS is a documentary honoring the transcendent nature of Tsilhqot’in culture explored through Kim Senklip Harvey’s artistic constitution. This feature film weaves through interviews with Interior Salish community members, and select scenes from Senklip Harvey’s first story for young audiences to illuminate the mystical powers of connecting with the land and ourselves. In Harvey’s signature style of fusing humor and hope, we are invited into intimate conversations, community places, and cosmic spaces to honor the feisty fortitude of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. This documentary ignites a fire for he youthful parts of all of our spirits, encouraging us to have the courage to honor the emotional complexities of living a full life.
Kim Senklip Harvey is a proud Syilx and Tsilhqot’in award-winning creator known for her ability to direct bold iconoclastic productions that inspire and delight. Kim was the first Indigenous woman to win the Governor General’s Award for Drama with her play Kamloopa to which she directed the 3-city world premiere. She is the director of 2 feature-length documentary films Break Horizons: A Concert Documentary and Making The Mystics. Kim is a 2-time recipient of a Netflix and Indigenous Screen Office fellowship. She is also currently writing on a CBC mini-series and her pilot Half Way Homeis currently in development with Sphere Media. Kim has her Masters in Creative Writing and is currently getting her Ph.D. in Law. Kim’s passion for storytelling lives within its transformational nature and works in service to her Indigenous Nations.
Please note: Green Thumb Theatre holds the distribution rights for all schools and reserve communities in British Columbia and throughout Canada, through 2027. If you are interested the film but are not from either of these groups, please reach out and we'll direct you accordingly.
JUNIPER Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
TOAST Sam Bob
DEYEN Renae Morriseau
DAT’SAN Nyla Carpentier
Matias Halverson Batke
Dr. Roger William
DIRECTOR Kim Senklip Harvey
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Cameron Anderson
EDITOR Damien Eagle Bear
PRODUCTION DESIGN potatoCakes_digital – Emily Soussana and Andrew Scriver
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Anna Garoucheva Gonzalez
FIRST ASST DIRECTOR AND COMPANY MANAGER Jan Hodgson
COMPOSER Melody McKiver
SOUND RECORDIST (ON LOCATION) Nina Lee
LANGUAGE CONSULTANT Dr. Roger Williams
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Rachel Aberle
GENERAL MANAGER Shannon Maung
PRODUCTION MANAGER Madelaine Walker
TOUR & COMPANY MANAGER Miku Beer
EDUCATION LIAISON Aliya Griffin
ACCOUNTANT Susan Cai
PRODUCTION MANAGER Andrew McCaw
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER Siobhan Powell
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Cody Biles
HEAD AUDIO Neal Miskin
HEAD ELECTRICIAN Adam Prokop
VENUE TECHNICIAN Lauren Stewart
VENUE TECHNICIAN Chris MacCallum
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Kim Senklip Harvey
PRODUCER Rachel Penny
Williams Lake First Nation / the T’exelcemc
Williams Lake Public Library
Williams Lake Scout Island
Terri and Harold Harvey
Illustrations by Grae Salisbury. Photos of Kelsey Kanatan Wavey, Sam Bob, Renae Morriseau, and Nyla Carpentier in 2022 behind the scenes filming at The Cultch. Photos by Sarah Race Photography. Production design by potatoCakes_digital.
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