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Dead North Portrait Series – Kaw Tay Whee School // Frostbite

Introduce yourself and the film you worked on:

My name (and the film I worked on) is Frostbite, but you can call me Mr. Frostbite.

What was your film inspired by?

It was inspired by me! By my coldness and my chill.

What’s your favourite memory of making your film?

Biting the children.

Hillary Tapper, a teacher at Kaw Tay Whee school in Dettah, NT hangs out with Frostbite on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Frostbite was interviewed on behalf of the kids about the short they made about Frostbite himself for Dead North. (Sam Hefford/SAIT)

What was the biggest challenge you faced making this film?

Some of those kids kept trying to steal my spotlight! I heard some people even thought they were cuter than me… Ha! Some of the kids were too smart for me though… All those warm clothes…

What’s your favourite thing about the horror/sci-fi genre?

It’s the only genre I can star in!

What’s your favourite thing about Dead North?

It gave myself and my team the opportunity to participate in an international film festival. I also met the suitcase of my dreams.

Neil Penney, a teacher at Kaw Tay Whee school in Dettah, NT hangs out with Frostbite on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Frostbite was interviewed on behalf of the kids about the short they made about Frostbite himself for Dead North. (Sam Hefford/SAIT)

Is it your first year participating in Dead North?

Yes, but it will not be our last!

What made you want to participate in Dead North?

Fame, fortune, and a great script by awesome kids! The spotlight just found me.

What have you learned from participating in Dead North?

It’s not a good idea to eat the script – just stick to biting the children.

What’s your favourite Dead North film from this year that you didn’t work on?

The suitcase one.

Anything to add?

I guess I won’t make this all about me, because I couldn’t be the big star I am today without the support of our awesome youth filmmaking team and the opportunity the festival has given us.

Kids and teachers of Kaw Tay Whee school in Dettah, NT hang out with Frostbite on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Frostbite was interviewed on behalf of the kids about the short they made about Frostbite himself for Dead North. (Sam Hefford/SAIT)

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