Photo of Kaitlyn Yott, Banafsheh, by Ian Mrozewski & Parham Banafsheh

The Cultch and Urban Ink Present

Les Filles du Roi

A musical film by Corey Payette

MARCH 21–24

Box Office Hours

Phone: 604-251-1363

Monday 12–6pm
Tuesday through Saturday 12–4pm

Open 1 hour prior to every show

Don’t miss this limited film screening—at The Cultch for four days only!

Adapted from the award-winning musical by Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac, Les Filles du Roi (The King’s Daughters) tells the powerful story of a young girl, Kateri and her brother Jean-Baptiste whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of les filles du roi in ‘New France’ (now Montreal) in 1665. They forge an unlikely relationship with the young fille Marie-Jean Lespérance—whose dream of a new life is more complicated than she could have imagined. Over the course of a year, Mohawk, French and English journeys collide, setting the stage for the Canada we know today.

This musical epic, told in English, French and Kanien’Kéha (Mohawk), had its theatrical premiere in 2018 at The Cultch’s York Theatre to stellar reviews, with critics calling it “a work of monumental importance” and a “sumptuous reimagining of our history.”

The Draw

“A work of monumental importance. Its reappraisal of some ugly history includes an abundance of beauty. Go see it.”

The Georgia Straight (review of 2018 musical)

Previous Screenings

Vancouver International Film Festival
Hamilton Film International Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival
CineWorld Film Festival (Florida)
Orlando Film Festival
Bridges International Film Festival

World Premiere
Rhode Island International Film Festival

Show Credits

Directed by Corey Payette
Written by Corey Payette & Julie McIsaac
Music by Corey Payette
Lyrics by Corey Payette & Julie McIsaac
Directors of Photography: Ian Mrozewski & Parham Banafsheh
Edited by Christian Díaz Durán
Production Designer: Anna Shearing

Kateri: Kaitlyn Yott
Marie-Jeanne Lespérance: Julie McIsaac
Jean-Baptiste: Raes Calvert
Clan Mother: Chelsea Rose
Clarke: Sean Patrick Sonier
Madam Savoie: Claire Johnstone
Lisa-Anne: Kayla Dunbar
Mother: Cecilly Day
Chorus: Merewyn Comeau
Priest: Andrew Wheeler
Chorus: Synthia Yusuf
Chorus: Lisa Goebel
Nun: Jennifer Lines
Chorus: Nathan Kay
Chorus: Jason Sakaki
Chorus: Victor Dolhai
Chorus: Oliver Castillo
Woman of the Longhouse: Taninli Wright
Woman of the Longhouse: Olivia Lucas
Man of the Longhouse: Asivak Koostachin
People of the Longhouse: Nakuset
People of the Longhouse: Mahkisis
People of the Longhouse: Mahihkan
People of the Longhouse: Jessica Carmichael
People of the Longhouse: Calla Adubofour-poku
Mother: Cathy Wilmot
Mother: Sue Newman
Mother: Laura Di Cicco
New Fille: Laura Ross
New Fille: Pippa Mackie
Sailor: Cate Richardson
New Fille: Christine Quintana

Creative Team
Executive Producer: Corey Payette
Executive Producer: Julie McIsaac
Executive Producer: Melissa Tsang
Producer: Garrett VanDusen
Associate Producer: Marijka Asbeek Brusse
Associate Producer: Jayce Barreiro
Post Production Producer: Fabian Aspell Morales
Post Production Producer: Debbie Courchene
Operations Manager: Amy Cornish
1st AD: Iman Javadi
2nd AD: Rob Guthrie
Script Supervisor: Shay Scholes
1st AC: Sam Lin
2nd AC: Ross Branch

Choreography: Lisa Goebel
Drone Operator: Kirsten Oakes
Set Decorator: Stephanie Lafreniere
Set Decorator Assistant: Maria Alejandra Molano Beltran
Property Master: Maria A. Molano
Set Dressers: Kayla Zabot, Ana Pflug, Alli Deleo, Kennadee Wilkie, Felicia Courturier, Cammy Wakefield, Vilma Pettersson
Costume Supervisor: Alaia Hamer
Costume Assistants: Donne Tejani, Stevie Hale-Jones, Sarah Sosick
Hair & Makeup Artist: Alison Jeffreys
Hair & Makeup Artist: Kaeko Fujiyana
Fight Coordinator: Mike Kovac
Water Stunt Coordinators: Shaun McGee, Richard Van Liempt
Intimacy Coordinator: Lisa Goebel
Technical Director: Jeff Harrison
Key Grip: Lisa Ouabbache
Gaffer: Nikolas Bradfield
LX: Vivek Nipani
Sound Editor: Yegor Irodov
Recording Engineer: Derek L’Hirondelle
Dialogue Editor: Doug Paterson
Craft Services Coordinator: Reine Wong
Transport Coordinator: Marijka Asbeek Brusse
Locations Manager: Nathan Carriere
Locations Manager: Dylan Kacho
Production Assistant: Jessica Pleich
Production Assistant: Jaela Kacho
Production Assistant: Liam Ducharme
Production Assistant: Corey Murguly
Production Assistant: Ben D’Agnillo
Production Assistant: Catherine Gagnon

See Full Cast + Credits



Ticket Prices

General Seating: $10


THURS, MAR 21, 7:30PM

FRI, MAR 22, 7:30PM

SAT, MAR 23, 7:30PM

SUN, MAR 24, 2:00PM


The Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation is proud to support Indigenous Programming at The Cultch