Black Field is a 2009 Canadian historical drama film and the debut of filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy.[1][2][3][4][5] It is set in the 1870s and tells the story of a love triangle between a man and two sisters Maggie (Sara Canning) and Rose McGregor (Ferron Guerreiro).

Black Field
Directed byDanishka Esterhazy
Written byDanishka Esterhazy
Produced byJeff Skinner
Kent Ulrich
David Antoniuk
Ashley Hirt
Polly Washburn
StarringSara Canning
Darcy Fehr
Mathieu Bourguet
Ferron Guerreiro
CinematographyPaul Suderman
Edited byJoni Church
Music byJoe Silva
Two Lagoons Productions
Distributed bySuper Channel
Release date
  • October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)


Black Field is an historical drama set in the 1870s that tells of a love triangle about two British sisters Maggie (Sara Canning) and Rose McGregor (Ferron Guerreiro) and the man that comes between them.


  • Sara Canning as Maggie McGregor
  • Darcy Fehr as Anderson
  • Mathieu Bourguet as David Latouche
  • Ferron Guerreiro as Rose McGregor
  • Adriana O'Neil as Mrs Kravchenko
  • Robert Huculak as Mr Kravchenko
  • Jefferson Bruyere as Native Trapper


Black Field began principal filming on April 27, 2009 in Manitoba[6] with development support from Canada's Super Channel.[7][8]


Of its filming, Aaron Graham of Uptown wrote "writer/director Danishka Esterhazy's feature-length debut, Black Field, is shaping up to be a striking period piece".[8] Reel West magazine gave the cover spot and presented a featured article on Black Field.[9] After its premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Marina Antunes of Row Three wrote "The film is notable for both its visuals and Canning's performance but also for its score..'" and summarized "Black Field is a gorgeous film which delivers a remarkable story of survival".[10]


  1. ^ "Black Field (2009)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-06-24.[dead link]
  2. ^ "2008 Kodak New Vision Mentorship Winner: Danishka Esterhazy". Women in Film and Television. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
  3. ^ "Focus on Danishka Esterhazy". CKUW. Retrieved 2009-06-24.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Whyte, Jason (October 8, 2009). "VIFF 2009 Interview – Black Field director Danishka Esterhazy". eFilm Critic. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  5. ^ "Audio interview with Danishka Esterhazy". National Screen Institute. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  6. ^ "NSI alum Danishka Esterhazy's feature film begins shooting in Manitoba". National Screen Institute. Retrieved 2009-06-24.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "WINNIPEG FILMMAKERS FEATURE DEBUT - BLACK FIELD COMBINES ROMANCE & MANITOBA HISTORY". On Screen Manitoba. April 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-24.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b Graham, Aaron (May 28, 2009). "A Gothic love letter to the Prairies". Uptown. Retrieved 2009-06-24.[dead link]
  9. ^ Cadell, Ian (September–October 2009). "Field of Dreams". pp. 20–23. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  10. ^ Antunes, Marina. "VIFF 09 Review: Black Field". Row Three. Retrieved 2009-10-25.

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