Winner of two Gemini Awards (for Best TV Movie and Best Writing), Elijah tells the true story of Elijah Harper, a shy reluctant politician from a remote Northern Cree community (the first treaty Indian to become a Canadian MLA) who became a voice to his people when he stood up to Brian Mulroney’s Meech Lake Accord in 1990. Told with a surprising combination of heart and humour, Elijah balances drama and comedy to create an entertaining portrait of one of the key figures in recent Canadian history.


Directed by Paul Unwin

Written & Produced by Blake Corbet

Supervising Producer: Kevin Eastwood

Cast: Billy MerastyGlen GouldGabrielle Miller, Gary FarmerMaury Chaykin

Presented by CTV Television  | Distributed by Mongrel Media


  • Winner: Best TV Movie, Gemini Awards (Canadian Screen Awards)
  • Winner: Best Writing in a Dramatic Program, Gemini Awards
  • Winner: Best Feature Length Drama, Leo Awards
  • Winner: Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Drama, Leo Awards



Vancouver International Film Festival

ImagiNative Film Festival

Calgary Film Festival