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'Indian Road Trip' filmed around Kamloops, Merritt now available for streaming

Allan Hopkins Director (blue baseball cap) filming at Glimpse Lake Upper Nicola Indian Band Science Camp, and Quilchena, Merritt and Lower Nicola areas, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Thompson-Nicola Film Commission
December 15, 2020 - 10:30 AM

An Indigenous comedy filmed around the Thompson and Nicola regions is now available for streaming online.

The Whistler Film Festival is streaming Indian Road Trip, a feature film inspired by life growing up on a reservation, according to a Thompson-Nicola Film Commission media release. The film features local backdrops such as Glimpse Lake, Merritt, Lower Nicola and areas in Quilchena, filmed in May and June of 2017.

Crew filming Indian Road Trip at Glimpse Lake Upper Nicola Indian Band Science Camp, and Quilchena, Merritt and Lower Nicola areas, 2017.
Crew filming Indian Road Trip at Glimpse Lake Upper Nicola Indian Band Science Camp, and Quilchena, Merritt and Lower Nicola areas, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Thompson-Nicola Film Commission

Indian Road Trip is the story of two restless young First Nations men who must drive a cranky elder across the reserve to make peace with her sister who is on her deathbed. Along the way a supernatural force tries to stop the journey.

Allan Hopkins is the writer, director and producer of the quirky comedy. Hopkins is part of the N’quatqua First Nation, northeast of Vancouver in Lil’wat traditional territory. He is a former journalist, producer and field director.

To stream Indian Road Trip, click here. It will be available for viewing until the end of the month. You can also cast your vote for Audience Award for Best Feature.


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