Madelaine McCallum is Cree/Metis originally from Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan. Sukaskieskwew (2018) is her first film with Wapikoni. In 2017, she first collaborated with the organization by dancing in a music video, which inspired her to create her own short the following year. Madelaine strongly believes in dance, visual storytelling and art expression as a tool of healing. Sharing this vision through film is an element of helping her heal through this obstacle.