Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider

Byron Chief Moon

Producer/Directors: Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Associate Producer: Paul Rickard
Director of Photography: Paul Rickard
Sound Recording: Nick Huard
Editor: James Malloch
Original Music: Nicolas Basque
Broadcasters: Bravo!/CTV & APTN

Produced with the support of the Canadian Television Fund, SODEC, Bravo! and APTN

Canada/2007/colour/48:00 min.
Available on DVD, BTC SP

Winner, Best Documentary Short, American Indian Festival,
San Francisco, USA – 2008

Byron Chief-Moon is a multi-talented actor, stuntman, dancer, choreographer playwright, founder of the Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association, and member of the Blackfoot Confederacy, member of the Blood Band.

Through his art and his life, Chief-Moon’s story is one of cultural survival. Themes of his dance creations begin with his people’s traditional stories, his attachment with the land and his community, as well as the inner conflict he faces in existing within the Aboriginal culture and the wider community. He is ensuring the preservation of his native language through its incorporation in his work. As well, he’s firm in his resolve that the spoken legends of his people are communicated to the next generations in his society, and for the larger society too. His art and his life cross boundaries. Challenging the cultural construct is never easy, but Chief-Moon does.

Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider is produced by Mouvement Perpétuel, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, SODEC (Société de développement des entreprises culturelles), and produced in association with BRAVO! Canada, a division of CHUM Limited and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

Press Quotes

“Brimming with sensitivity” – Frédérique Doyon, La Presse
“Brilliant” – John Griffin, The Gazette
“… absolutely beautiful…” – Isa Tousignant, Hour
“This film portrays Two Spirited peoples in a positive light, as Byron shares his true spirit of being a Two Spirited man. Others can look to Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider with a sense of pride…” – Dr. Patricia Makokis, Bllue Quills First Nations College

Festivals

American Indian Festival, San Francisco, USA – 11/08 (Winner of Best Documentary Short)
Native Spirit Festival, London, UK – 10/08
San Francisco Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, San Francisco, USA – 06/08
San Francsico Film Festival, San Francisco, USA – 06/08
ReelOut: the Kingston L&GFF – 01/08
Broadcast premiere – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (French version) – 11/07
Image + Nation, Montreal, Canada – 11/07
Festival Internacional VideoDanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 11/07
Regent Park (Toronto) – 11/07
Seattle Queer Film Festival, Seattle, USA – 10/07
Reel Pride, Winnipeg, Canada – 10/07
One in Ten/Reel Affirmations, Washington D.C., USA – 10/07
Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Canada – 09/07
Out on Screen, Vancouver, Canada – 08/07,
Broadcast premiere – Bravo (English version) – 07/07
American Dance Festival, Dancing for the Camera, Durham, N.C. – 07/07
International Arts Festival, Salamanca, Spain – 06/07
Terres-en-vues/Présence autochtone, Montreal, Canada – 06/07
Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, Toronto, Canada – 05/07
World premiere – Festival international du film sur l’art – 03/07

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