Shane Belcourt is an award-winning Métis filmmaker, writer and musician based in Toronto. Raised with a deep respect for the traditions and knowledge of Aboriginal people, the majority of Shane’s work explores and celebrates Aboriginal issues and culture. His debut feature film, entitled Tkaronto, has played many international film festivals, winning in 2008 the “Best Director” prize at both the Dreamspeakers and the 2008 Talking Stick film festivals. Shane was selected in January 2010 to be the Filmmaker in Residence by the Winnipeg Film Group. Shane’s recent works also include Heritage Minutes, Urban Native Girl – Season 1, Kaha:wi – The Cycle of Life, F*%K Yeah, Keeping Quiet, Red Car, Blue Hood and Boxed In.