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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  • 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
  • production designer
    Leanne Mackay
  • sound recordist
    Alex Unger
  • visual researcher
    Kathie McKenna
  • choreographer
    Noémie Lafrance
  • set decoration
    Amanda Letang
  • costume designer
    Loretta Chin
  • researcher
    Ethan Cole
  • set design
    Emmanuel Plougoulm
  • artistic director
    Paul Vernon
  • animator
    Stephanie Dudley
  • sound editor
    Jane Tattersall
  • foley
    Kathy Choi
  • re-recording mixer
    Stephan Carrier
    Graham Rogers

  • 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