Director: Stephen S. Campanelli | 97-mins. | Canada | 2017 | Drama INDIAN HORSE has won our 2017 EIFF Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature. Congratulations! Presented with the generous support of
Director: Stephen S. Campanelli | 97-mins. | Canada | 2017 | Drama
INDIAN HORSE has won our 2017 EIFF Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature. Congratulations!
Presented with the generous support of SYNCRUDE, Edmonton City Centre + OXFORD Properties
Edmonton Premiere! In late 1950s Ontario, seven year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada’s notorious Catholic residential schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his indigenous heritage and he witnesses all kinds of abuse at the hands of the very people who were entrusted with his care. Despite this, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places and favourite Canadian pastimes — hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself how to not only play, but develops a unique and rare skill. It’s as if he has eyes in the back of his head and can see the game in a way no other player can. His talent leads him away from the misery of the school to a Northern Ontario native league and eventually the pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past will always haunt him. Forced to confront painful memories and revelations, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to gain the compassion he so sorely needs in order to begin healing.
INDIAN HORSE is a survivor’s tale that foregrounds the indomitable spirit of North America’s indigenous peoples in the face of aggressive assimilation policies and racism. Saul Indian Horse’s story can be a tool to help foster further compassion and understanding, and in the process, become universal. Based on the award winning best-seller by Ojibway writer, Richard Wagamese.
About the Director:
Stephen Campanelli bought a steadicam when there were very few around, and quickly became the most sought after steadicam operator in the country. He was the first to combine “A” Camera operating and steadicam and in doing so, unlocked an entirely new filmmaking perspective that quickly peaked the interests of some of Hollywood’s top directors including Stephen’s boyhood idol: Clint Eastwood. Stephen first joined Clint on the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and has remained Clint’s most trusted “camera eye” ever since. They collaborated on MILLION DOLLAR BABY, MYSTIC RIVER and GRAN TORINO. Eastwood, and numerous other prominent directors have entrusted Stephen with crucial on-set directorial decisions, such as setting up shots and blockings, working with the lead actors, shooting rehearsals to capture spontaneity, all of this shot through Stephen’s vision and camera. After more than 20 years with Clint by his side, Stephen jokingly confesses to being a graduate of the “University of Clint Eastwood”. Having already helmed three (3) motion pictures, MOMENTUM, RIO HEAT and INDIAN HORSE, Stephen is already breathing life into his next project…
Age appropriate for: 14+ (Violence)
Print Source: Elevation Pictures
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