Little Bird Screening

Toronto Film School and Yorkville University present a panel discussion with writer/ director  and TFS alumnus Tim Myles as well as the cast of the short film “Little Bird”. Join us on Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. EST.   This is part of a live event happening in Toronto and although we cannot screen the film online, virtual guests are invited to watch the trailer and join the panel discussion.


An official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Little Bird tells the story of a young, Indigenous man who finds strength in family while processing the death of his mother.

Ask your questions live during the panel discussion by tweeting @TOfilmschool
and use the hashtag #LittleBirdPanel


Meet the panel

Tim Myles is a Mi'kmaw actor and filmmaker from Ktaqmkuk, the island of Newfoundland. He began his career as a music video director, working with labels such as Universal Music and Island Records. His most recent music video for Indigenous rock group 'Crownlands', titled "End of the Road", was a tribute to the missing and murdered Indigenous women who disappeared along the Highway of Tears.

He is the recipient of the 2020/2021 imagineNATIVE Mentorship program in partnership with LIFT and Netflix Canada to develop his debut short film, Little Bird, which is a semi-autobiographical story about losing his mother in 2013. The film will have its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

Tim Myles

Cheri Maracle

Cheri Maracle is a multi-award nominated Actor, Singer, and Songwriter from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario. She has performed on stages across Turtle Island and abroad in the last 25 years. Cheri has numerous stage, film, and TV credits to her name, including UNSETTLED (APTN, TVO) CORONER (CBC), THE PARKER ANDERSONS (BYUtv, Super Channel), TRIBAL (ATPN), and DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS (Netflix).

Cheri has appeared in stage productions of THE UNNATURAL AND ACCIDENTAL WOMEN (The National Arts Centre), THE REZ SISTERS (Belfry Theatre), THE ROAD TO PARADISE (Crow’s Theatre), and will be performing her one-person show, PADDLE SONG, at the Firehall Theatre in Vancouver this Fall. Cheri’s music can be found on iTunes. 

Lisa Nasson

Lisa Nasson is a Mi’kmaw Actor and Director from Millbrook First Nation in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). Lisa has spent her younger years touring Indigenous stories as an Actor all across Turtle Island. She studied acting at George Brown Theatre School, and also studied Classical Theatre at Stratford Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory. Lisa was also the Associate Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts in 2019 and has been an Arts Educator for many years at Neptune Theatre School in Halifax, and Young Peoples Theatre in Toronto.

Lisa is also a new playwright, and her first play titled Mischief will be produced this fall as a digital experience for young audiences with Roseneath Theatre. Most recently, Lisa had her debut at the Stratford Festival, where she played the role of Benvolio in R+J; a Why Not Theatre production, in collaboration with the Festival.

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