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. . Presently he is on the board for the Regina Artistic Initiative.
Nolan: Here Nor There is a coming-of-age-story about a young man living on a reserve who is struggling to come to terms with the unexpected death of his brother. When Nolan starts sleeping in the bedroom of his dead brother and obsessing over how he died, his mother is unable to cope. Afraid for his future, she sends him to stay with family in Ft. Qu’Appelle to attend classes at a Reconciliation centre.
This is Wilfred Dieter’s directorial debut and Dustan j. Hlady’s first feature screenplay. It was shot on Treaty 4 and 6 territory: Okanese First Nation, Peepeeksis First Nation, Star Blanket First ‘Nation, and in FT. Qu’Appelle, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. Using mostly First Nation non-actors in the leading roles, a vulnerability is cultivated in their performances, creating characters that feel authentic and, in the challenges they confront, high stakes. Nolan: Here Nor There is fiction, but seeks to tell the truth about the trauma that haunts the children of residential school survivors and a real picture of life on a reservation.
CAST & CREDITS
Dustan J. Hlady, Alicia Keewatin, Jeremy Ratzlaff
Dustan J. Hlady
Braden Jon King, Jacob Goforth, Charlee Bigknife
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OCT 17, 4:30 PM