Intersectional Indigenous roots blossom in the form of a modern-day renaissance artist. Keilani Rose is an award-winning filmmaker, rising DJ, and classically/ culturally trained dancer. She is Lheidli T’enneh (The People Where the Two Rivers Flow Together), and Kānaka Mamao (Native Hawai’ian diaspora), with Chinese immigrant and Irish settler ancestry. She is her Grandmother’s Granddaughter, a descendent of Great Grandmother Seymour, The Matriarch of the North, and finds her way through story-telling and the sacred arts as personal and inter-generational healing.
Rose made her film debut starring in and choreographing Within the Silence, (written & directed by Jade Tailor) which garnered Festival de Cannes (2021) awards for Best Fantasy and Best Choreography. Along with features on Skymed (CBC/Paramount+), and Shoresy (Crave/Hulu) airing spring/summer of 2022 she also leads in Cody Kearsley’s (Persephone Pictures), Breathe. Keilani is the founder and executive director of Two Rivers & a Rose Filmworks, her production company dedicated to amplifying messages of equity, diversity and reconciliation.

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