FIVE SHORT FILMS
INTO THE WOODS
By AARON MANITOWABI
Morgen is a native teen growing up in the city who feels disconnected from his heritage. He attends a language camp at a nearby reservation where he is singled out as the city kid.
By JASMINN JACKO
Treble is a story I wrote about a young girl’s fight to follow her passion. I know the audience will be able to relate to the story because they had to have went through a time where they fought for something they cared about. The message I want to get across to the audience is that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what your past is, it doesn’t define how successful you become in life or how you grow as a person. There are a lot of drastic measures that my main character Keaton had to face to help get her self out of where she was. One of them was leaving her family, but she knows it is for the better.
By HUNTER SMITH
It’s a story about a farmer wanting to stop whatever is killing his animals on the farm. He experiences a tragic end.
VENTURE IN WAGER
By BRIAN FOWLER
A night to remember turns into a night to regret as two friends enjoy themselves too much with deadly consequences.
Weengushk Film Institute (WFI)
A non-profit, artist-focused film and television-training centre, dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Indigenous youth. While celebrating and sharing their voices, these emerging Indigenous artists learn market leading and life skills, as they begin their path towards inspired and sustainable futures. Through an understanding of tradition, culture and identity, WFI envisions the collection, preservation and representation of new creative voices. The development and recognition of Indigenous youth, at WFI, support the important contribution of Indigenous stories to the Canadian art landscape. WFI is the first program of it’s kind to be accredited by a Canadian University, and proud of their partnership with Brock University.
Currently serving as Board Chair for Weengushk Film Institute and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University. He received his MA and PhD from the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on issues of identity and representation in popular culture. His publications address issues, including YouTube and youth identity, queer cinema, British cinema, soundtracks, and Canadian media and popular culture. He is co-editor of a forthcoming volume on comic book adaptations.