NOLAN: HERE NOR THERE
Best Feature Film
Best Performance - Braden Jon King
Best Performance - Charlee Bigknife
Nolan: Here Nor There is the coming-of-age tale of Nolan; 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. While in Ft. Qu’Appelle Nolan meets a quirky girl and a residential school survivor who become unwitting 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.
In the past 12 years Wilfred Dieter 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.
BRADEN JON KING
Braden Jon King was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He always was interested in the arts but never had any true opportunity to be involved. Braden signed up for an equine program in Prince Albert. That's where he met Wilfred Dieter. Wilfred saw something truly special in Braden and asked him to be in a film he was casting. Since then, Braden has embraced his calling as an actor and looks forward to more roles in the future. He is a fan of psychological thinkers like Shutter Island and Interstellar.
Charlee Bigknife is an up-and-coming actress from Starblanket Cree Nation. She is Plains Cree and Blackfoot along with Scottish heritage. Charlee's favourite things to do are beading and playing video games.