Danis Goulet Biography: Movies, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Family, Height, Wiki

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Danis Goulet (born April 7, 1977) is a talented film director and screenwriter known for her remarkable work in the film industry. Hailing from Canada, she proudly represents her Cree-Métis heritage. 

Her debut feature film, Night Raiders, was released in 2021 and received widespread acclaim from critics. The movie’s success led to Danis Goulet winning several prestigious awards, including the esteemed Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Danis Goulet
Born: 7 April 1977 (age 47 years old)
Place of Birth: La Ronge, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Education: National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: Keith Napoleon Goulet, Linda May Hemingway,
Siblings: Tamar Goulet
Spouse: Tony Elliott
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 2
Occupation: Director • Screenwriter
Net Worth: $1.9 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Danis Goulet was born in La Ronge, Canada, on April 7, 1977. Keith Napoleon Goulet, her father, was an MLA and a fluent Nehinuwehin (Cree) speaker who grew up in the Cree village of Cumberland House, trapping, hunting, fishing, and gathering. 

Linda May HemingwayDanis‘ mother, held a position in the education department at First Nations University.

One of her siblings is named Tamar Goulet. Before studying at Toronto’s Canadian Film Centre, Danis Goulet took Winnipeg’s National Screen Institute filmmaking class.


Beginning her journey in the film industry in 1998, Danis Goulet started as an extra on a CBC miniseries portraying Chief Big Bear’s life. Her passion for filmmaking blossomed, leading her to attend a filmmaking workshop in New York, where she crafted her debut short film.

Recognizing her talent, she directed Spin in 2004, earning acclaim at the Canadian Aboriginal Film Festival by clinching the prestigious Special Jury Award for Best Short Film.

Throughout the 2000s, Danis Goulet remained active in the film industry, directing various short films and documentaries such as Divided by Zero (2006), Wapawekka (2010), Barefoot (2012), and Wakening (2013). Additionally, in 2013, she contributed to a report for Telefilm Canada addressing the insufficient production of Indigenous feature films within the country.

Her directorial debut feature film, Night Raiders, premiered at the 2021 Berlinale in the Panorama section and was selected as a Gala Presentation at TIFF 2021. The film centers on a Cree mother’s extraordinary efforts to rescue her daughter from a government boarding school.

Night Raiders garnered widespread critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including the prestigious Grand Prix at the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal and the Discovery Award from the Directors Guild of Canada.

Awards & Nominations


  • Canadian Screen Award for Original Screenplay (2022)


  • Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture (2022)
  • John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award (2022)
  • Berlin International Film Festival – Special Mention of the Generation 14plus International Jury (2013)
  • Hawaii International Film Festival – Ka’u Ka Hoku Filmmaker Award (2021)
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards – Rogers Award (2022)

Social Media

  • Twitter: @danisgoulet
  • Instagram: @danisgoulet

Personal Life

Danis Goulet, a respected figure in her industry at the age of 47, shares a blissful marriage with Tony Elliott. Together, they cherish the bond of parenthood with their son and daughter, fostering a close-knit and loving family dynamic. 

While Danis maintains a low profile regarding her personal affairs, she openly acknowledges the profound significance of her family in her life and career, expressing gratitude for their unwavering support and encouragement along her journey.


Feature Films

  • 2021 Night Raiders 

Short Films

  • 2004 Spin 
  • 2006 Divided by Zero 
  • 2010 Wapawekka 
  • 2012 Barefoot 
  • 2013 Wakening 

Net Worth

Danis Goulet, a highly acclaimed film director and screenwriter, has accumulated an impressive net worth of $1.9 million through her illustrious career in the film industry. 

Her exceptional talent and dedication have garnered numerous awards and substantial financial success. With her remarkable contributions to the world of cinema, Goulet’s income reflects the significant impact she has made in her field.

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