Private Project


"Crush" follows a young man and his interest in a girl who doesn’t speak. They spend the day together communicating by writing. This film is dedicated to MMIWG2S. (Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit +)

  • Rachel Beaulieu
    Mémère, Red River Roots, Hunger, Songs in the Key of Cree
  • Rachel Beaulieu
    Mémère, Red River Roots, Hunger, Songs in the Key of Cree
  • Rachel Beaulieu
    Mémère, Red River Roots, Hunger, Songs in the Key of Cree
  • Adriel Cenerini Cenerini
    Key Cast
  • Karma Flamand
    Key Cast
    "Girl Who Can't Speak"
  • Lana Winterhalt
    Ma Nishma Manitoba
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    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Gimli International Film Festival 2023
    July 28, 2023
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Rachel Beaulieu

Rachel Beaulieu is an Anishinaabekwe from Sandy Bay First Nation in southern Manitoba. She graduated in 2010 from Assiniboine Community College with a Media Production diploma, winning two awards for her recognized talent.

Rachel has focused her creative energy on learning storytelling through post-production for film and television content. Rachel’s professional experience ranges from commercial/brand, promotion, narrative, documentary, broadcast, and educational. Her work is influenced by her unique perspective as a First Nations woman and aims to make space for creators with a diverse vision.

She worked on short biographies and documentary films for the National Screen Institute, National Film Board of Canada, and produced documentaries for her own company, Can Dream Productions. She has had her work on CBC, APTN, SHAW TV, Bell MTS, as well as in international film festivals such as American Indian Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, LA Skins Fest, and the Gimli Film Festival.

Rachel holds membership to DOC Manitoba, Winnipeg Film Group, Indigenous Filmmakers’ Association, and is alumni to the National Screen Institute and Women in the Director’s Chair.

Rachel currently works at the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre as the Audio/Video Producer. She creates original content for cultural and educational purposes; the majority is shared online as viral videos.

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