Sometimes She Smiles

An unsuspecting artist raises the ire of a dead spirit after she prints up a photograph containing the spirit's living image. How can the artist appease an angry spirit when her 'medium' is painting - not mediumship.

  • Kelly Roulette
  • Kelly Roulette
  • Kelly Roulette
  • Kelly Morningbird
    Key Cast
    "Lena "
  • Melanie Morrisseau
    Key Cast
  • Sophie Merasty
    Key Cast
    "Proud Native Woman"
  • Vince Bellerose
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Clarence"
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    12 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,500 CNY
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  • Victoria Film Festival
    February 7, 2019
    North American Premiere
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
    October 6, 2019
  • Native Spirit Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 16, 2019
    International Premiere
Distribution Information
  • KR Native Media
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Kelly Roulette

Kelly Roulette (Ojibwe) is a former social justice lawyer who graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. She held law licenses from the Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of British Columbia. Following a legal career, she returned to the arts with a focus on expanding her creative writing skills.

Kelly’s love for the dramatic began as a brief stint as an actor with Vancouver’s Spirit Song Theatre School. Shortly after, she became the West Coast Correspondent for the CanWest Global television series First Nations Magazine where she produced stories on Native issues and current affairs. She then joined the UTV (CanWest Global affiliate) News team where she read live on-air 24-hour news updates.

Since then, Kelly graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Certificate in Creative Writing from The Writers Studio, and later completed its adjunct Manuscript Program. She has published some non-fiction stories but recently took her words to the big screen. Sometimes She Smiles is Kelly’s first short film which had its premier viewing at the Victoria Film Festival on February 9, 2019. The film has also been chosen for the Vancouver International Film Festival, scheduled for October 6, 2019.

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Director Statement

I love to tell a story about the supernatural especially those based on fact.