March 23, 2016 - 10:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - First Nations actors are being sought for a film adaptation of a novel written by a Kamloops author.
Indian Horse, by Kamloops author Richard Wagamese, follows the story of Saul Indian Horse, a hockey phenomenon and victim of Canada’s residential schools.
The novel — a Peoples’ Choice winner in the national Canada Reads competition — is now in development by Screen Siren Pictures Inc. to be made into a movie.
They are looking for First Nations males between the ages of six and 25 to act in the film, which will be shot in Sudbury, Oka and Kamloops in the fall of 2016. No acting experience is necessary, and candidates are not required to live in these areas.
The screen play for the film was written by Dennis Foon (Life, Above All, Double Happiness) and is being produced by Christine Haebler and Trish Dolman. Telefilm Canada, HGF and Cogeco are funding the project.
The casting search is being done through online audition submissions. The deadline to apply is April 17.
To audition, visit the casting website.
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