Michelle Derosier


Michelle is Anishinaabe from Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory in Northwestern Ontario. She is a mother, grandmother, artist, activist and filmmaker. Michelle has always lived and practiced in the north and has been making films for nearly 15 years. She has screened internationally at Sundance, Traverse City and ImagineNATIVE, to name a few.

Her first short animation, the Grandfather Drum, was selected to screen at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, Michelle completed her first dramatic feature film, Angelique's Isle, co-directed with Montreal filmmaker Marie-Helene Cousineau. Angelique's Isle has screened at festivals internationally and aired on CBC. Her recent works include directing an episode for a new APTN 13-part documentary music series called Amplify the Fire, which aired in October 2020. Her short documentary "Audrey's Story" premiered at the 2020 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. Michelle is working on a new documentary feature.