My Prairie Home

My Prairie Home


                                My Prairie Home
| 1 h 16 min

In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician.

Official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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Credits
  • director
    Chelsea McMullan
  • featuring
    Rae Spoon
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • director of photography
    Maya Bankovic
    Derek Howard
  • editor
    Avril Jacobson
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • original music
    Rae Spoon
  • score
    Rae Spoon
  • production designer
    Leanne Mackay
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • production manager
    Kate Vollum
    Sue Bristow
  • additional cinematography
    Alejandro Coronado
    Catherine Lutes
  • sound recordist
    Alex Unger
  • visual researcher
    Kathie McKenna
  • technical edit coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • assistant editor
    Vanessa Jung
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • choreographer
    Noémie Lafrance
  • dancer
    Mairead Filgate
    Meredith Thompson
    Andrew Barley
    Chase Constantino
  • 1st assistant director
    Matthew Greyson
  • 1st assistant camera
    Rafael Mishan
  • 2nd assistant camera
    Daniel Adlam
  • camera trainee
    Dean Senecal
  • steadicam
    Carl Savage
  • gaffer
    Anthony Smith
    Ryan Hernandez
  • grip
    Justin Yaroski
  • DMT
    Curry Leamen
  • production assistant
    Anna MacLean
    Chris Neising
  • additional props
    Amanda Letang
  • set decoration
    Amanda Letang
  • set builder
    Jeffrey Shouten
  • costume designer
    Loretta Chin
  • wardrobe assistant
    Anne McKay
  • location manager
    Laszlo Uhrik
  • researcher
    Ethan Cole
  • dance consultant
    Hannah Dorozio
  • set design
    Emmanuel Plougoulm
  • artistic director
    Paul Vernon
  • creative consultant
    Cole J. Avis
    Liz Johnston
  • production coordinator
    Heather Phenix
    Jonathan Lloyd
  • collage artist
    Sonja Ahlers
  • animator
    Stephanie Dudley
  • compositor
    Stephanie Dudley
  • assistant animator
    Vivienne AuYeung
  • additional editing
    Lawrence Jackman
  • digital intermediate producer
    Michelle Junee
  • digital intermediate colourist
    Walt Biljan
  • online editor
    Adam Gagnon
  • sound editor
    Jane Tattersall
  • assistant sound editor
    Claire Dobson
  • foley
    Kathy Choi
  • re-recording mixer
    Stephan Carrier
    Graham Rogers
  • head credits
    Henriette Kruse Jorgensen
  • title design
    Henriette Kruse Jorgensen
  • stills photographer
    Nadia Tan
    Colin Smith
  • additional visual research
    Elizabeth Klinck

  • MelBennett

    My Prairie Home is a beautiful sensitive film that complicates gender through a combination of Spoon's autobiographical storytelling, her evocative contemplative music, and the alienating lonely Prairie landscape. A fine example of using a local individual story to examine larger issues of gender discrimination, religious baggage, and the difficulties of coming home. As well, the film possesses a quintessential NFB aesthetic that evokes how landscape shapes our identity as Canadians.

    MelBennett, 3 Jul 2014
  • JFrost

    I really enjoyed this touching, quirky, sweet and happysad film. Thanks. I will be looking for more from Jae and Chelsea in the future. I hope more get a chance to see this film.

    JFrost, 27 Jan 2014
  • ArthurM

    Thank you NFB for having this unique film/documentary available to screen.I really enjoyed learning about Rae Spoon, and I now consider myself a fan. The film seemed very creative, and I enjoyed the unique style that Chelsea McMullan utilized. I will watch for more work from her.

    ArthurM, 26 Jan 2014