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Synopsis: Nolan: Here Nor There is the coming-of-age tale of a young man growing up on a reserve in the throes of a suicide epidemic. His mother, fearing for his life, sends him to live with family in Ft. Qu’Appelle. He meets a quirky girl and a residential school survivor who become supports as he navigates his personal grief and finds his place in history and the treaty relationship. The film was shot on Treaty 4 and 6 territory; On Okanese First Nation, Peepeekisis First Nation, Star Blanket First Nation, and in Ft. Qu’Appelle, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.

Language

English

Run Time

89 minutes

Starring

Braden Jon King (Nolan)
Charlee Bigknife (Tanya Maple)
Dan Bigstone (Grant)
Jacob Goforth (Isaiah)

Directed by

Wilfred Dieter

Written by

Dustan j. Hlady

Produced by

Alicia Keewatin

Composer

Joey Stylez

Cinematographer

Jeremy Ratzlaff

Director's Statement

When I first read the script; Nolan: Here Nor There, I was captivated by the humour instantly. I believe strongly that a good story no matter the genre can have great comic relief.

I knew going into the production there was some sensitive subject matter that not all viewers can endure watching, but it is an important educational film for those unfamiliar to the Indigenous history and way of life in Canada.

The storyline is fictional but the storytelling in the film is based on real life stories told from Residential School survivors. Powerful and empowering.

It is an honour to have such an important story to be as my debut full length feature film as the Director.

Director's Bio

In the past 12 years Wilfred has dedicated his life to utilizing his creativity in the workforce. He received a diploma in Graphic Communications from Saskatchewan Polytechnic on June 2015. He sat on the executive council of the Students Association as VP of Programs and received the Spirit Award for his contributions in the classroom as a student willing to help other students in the class. He also sat on the RIFFA board as the Art Director. Presently he is on the board for the Regina Artistic Initiative. He has 25 years experience as a musician and songwriter, writing the music for the play; Bush Party.

Production Year

2020

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