With economic and physical challenges in the way a young Japanese expat prepares to compete in a 1000 mile dog sled race to fulfill her mother’s dying wish.


SHORT | USA Premiere | Canada 10 min.

Vivian Belik is a recent graduate of Ryerson University's Masters in Documentary Media program. She got her start as a journalist, first for newspapers and magazines and then as a freelancer for CBC North. Her short thesis documentary, Tracing Lillian, was given an award of distinction and premiered at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Most recently Vivian directed the short film Last Resort for the Hot Docs Canada 150 short film compilation and she is currently in development on a feature film about guaranteed income in Canada. She splits her time between Whitehorse and Toronto.


Naomi Mark is a Yukon born and raised filmmaker who has worked in the film industry for the past six years in both scripted and non-scripted film and television. An alumni of the Langara College Film Arts Directing program, the CMPA Mentorship program and the Documentary Channel Hot Docs Accelerator program Naomi has spent the majority of her twenties crafting stories for screen. Most recently Naomi directed the short film Underdog for CBC Short Docs and was a producer on the critically acclaimed feature documentary Aim For The Roses. With a love for cinema Naomi enjoys exploring fiction, experimental and documentary film and currently in production on her first feature documentary How to Bee.




Producers: Vivian Belik & Naomi Mark