Join four Indigenous Elders on their musical journey of Native rock n roll as they record their first dream album.
Now is the time for dreams to come true. The youngest band member, Ron is 54 years old & the oldest is Gordon at 68. A residential school survivor, Gordon is an advocate of love. His leg hurts and will soon go for a knee replacement surgery. Dennis (67) speaks of his grandmother’s teachings and shares how his harmonica cured him of his recent stroke. Ron is struggling with the shock of his son’s suicide. The roaring drum beats help him free his mind of the mental trauma. Rennie (67) is a deacon. Together they are called Whytfeather music band. With songs of resilience and love, this album is their way of leaving a legacy behind for the youth. Filmed on the traditional lands of the Squamish Nation, we aim to highlight a hidden gem of North Vancouver, British Columbia.
We smile at all the challenges and make our way through. Meet our behind the scene rockstars ! We are seeking an Indigenous writer. We are also seeking female technician for on-location sound.
Filmed on the traditional lands of the Squamish Nation, this documentary will highlight a hidden gem, the Mission Indian Reserve (aka Mission Village), within the city of North Vancouver.
St Paul’s Church (one of the oldest churches of West Canada) and the Sosalatch (The Squamish Nation community centre) are beautiful buildings with architectural and historic significance.
The story telling will be very organic to a large extent. Taking inspiration from Cinema Vérité style of filmmaking, we want the musicians to narrate of their own story.
The band are performers who love to play live. We aim to film with a variety of cameras, lenses and lighting to bring a cinematic production value to our documentary. We would like to showcase the band's music and energy, using iconic locations within the Squamish Nation, studio shoots and footage of the band's live performances.
Commercial and Community Radio are always looking for talent and content for their everyday programming. We will approach these radio stations if they would like to have our band members performing live on their radio stations to promote the film.
We will be engaging in conversation with bloggers, local newspapers and music magazines to feature the band and the documentary film.
We will be approaching local music festivals like Skookum Festival, Breakout, Vancouver Island Music Festival, etc for an opportunity to showcase a brief teaser of our documentary to promote the same on these immensely famous music platforms.