Bretten Hannam is a filmmaker of Mi'kmaw, Ojibwe, and Scottish ancestry based in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). His films focus themes of community, culture, and tradition with a focus on Two Spirit identity. His films have screened at festivals across the world including TIFF, Inside Out, Atlantic Film Festival, Frameline, Red Nation Film Festival, Dreamspeakers, and Frameline. He is a Fellow of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, as well as an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Screenwriting Lab.
In 2015 he completed his first feature film, North Mountain, a Two Spirit action-thriller. Recently his feature script Speak The Wolf was shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriting Lab 2017.