Lillian Alling
Northern Town Films is based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

The short film Homecoming Song is currently in production and scheduled for release in November, 2017. Homecoming Song tells the story of Yukon First Nations war veteran Peter Sidney and the song his mother sang for him when he came home after being away at war for six years.

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grubsteak4The Grubstake Remix

A live remix performance of Nel Shipman’s 1923 classic The Grub-Stake. Composed and directed by Daniel Janke.
Feature film released February, 2016. A production of Northern Town Films. Visit the Website for screening dates near you.


Short Film, 7:40, February 2012
An experimental documentary about the Yukon River as flowing from the future into the past.
Writer/director Daniel Janke
Featuring the Bozzini String Quartet.
Winner – MITY Award, DCISFF 2012







Finding Milton

Short Film, 3:40, for Bravo!FACT - 2011
Writer/director – Daniel Janke

Winner – MITY Award, DCISFF 2011.







How People Got Fire

Animated short film, 14:00 min., 2009
A National Film Board of Canada  production 

Writer/composer/director Daniel Janke; Producers Martin Rose and Svend-Erik Eriksen; Head animators Chris Auchter and Jay White. Winner – MITY Award-DCISFF 2009; Best animation-Dreamspeakers; Teueikan Award-LandInSights Festival, Montreal; Best Short Doc-Imaginative; Best animated Short-AIFF, San Francisco. Finalist-WGC Screenwriting Award; Nominee-Golden Sheaf Award; Official selection-Annecy, France.


Northern Town

CBC television mini-series, six episodes, 2006
A production of Foundry Films and Northern Town Films; Directed by Gary Burns; Produced by Daniel Iron and Daniel Janke; Written by Kate Miles, Bob Martin, and Daniel Janke; Story editor Don McKellar.

Purchase online, six episodes, 1 DVD





The Lottery Ticket

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Short Film, 6:00  for Bravo!FACT - 2003
Writer/director – Daniel Janke
Writer/actor – Brian Fidler

Winner Best Comedy – Indie Film Festival, 2003


All We Like Sheep

Short film, 8:00 min., 2002
Nominee – ‘Best Comedy,” Indie Film Festival, 2003.

Life in the Rupununi: a musical anthology

Documentary film for UNICEF and C.B.R. Guyana, South America, 1994

Music Up here

Documentary series for NEDAA – Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon, 1992