Q'sapi Times


    A short film that explores a syilx Coyote story through a modern lens full of laughs and raunchy humour. The story begins when four youth embark on a journey to interview local legend, skemxist, and get more than they bargained for.

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    Q'sapi Times

    • British-Columbia
    • Length: 10:07
    • Director: Madeline Terbasket
    • Actors: Fox & Eagle - Sofia Terbasket-Funmaker skemxist & Coyote - Madeline Terbasket
    • Genre: Comedy
    • Topics: Multicultural
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    Pitch Video

    After seeing majestic Eagle flying, Senklip (Coyote) dreams of nothing but flying high like Eagle.

    Genre: Comedy
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 9 minutes
    Budget: $20,000

    Created By

    Damien Eagle Bear ,  British-Columbia


    A youth documentary film crew rolls up on Skemxist's (Black Bear) home one Saturday morning to interview him and learn about the traditional ways. But little do they know what they are in for. Skemxist gives them a captivating retelling of Senklip's (Coyote) pursuit to flying like Eagle. After seeing the majesty of Eagle at flight, nothing will get in Senklip's way of having beautiful wings and soaring through the air. Like many trickster stories, this one has a great teaching at its heart: to embrace your identity and not woefully try to be someone you are not. Full of humour, wit and little “peepees” this adventurous and sometimes raunchy retelling of a classic Syilx narrative explores the pursuit of being something/someone you’re not.


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    The Team

    Way. Oki. Welcome to our talented team of Indigenous filmmakers! We're excited to come together and tell this hilarious and raunchy take on a traditional Syilx story.

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