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88 mins · Documentary · English · Blackfoot · Canada · 2023

A Feature Documentary Film

Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun

Blackfoot pronunciation

An intimate and thrilling portrait of a young Siksika woman Logan Red Crow and the deep bonds between her father and family in the golden plains of Blackfoot Territory as she prepares for one of the most dangerous horse races in the world… the Indian Relay.

Directed by Banchi Hanuse



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Available on:

SCREENINGS

TIDEMARK THEATRE
7pm Tues, February 27, 2024
1220 Shoppers Row
Campbell River BC

SALT SPRING ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
7pm Friday, March 1, 2024
Gulf Islands Secondary School
Salt Spring Island BC

OWEN SOUND’S REEL FESTIVAL
7pm Saturday, March 2
Roxy Theatre
Owen Sound, Ontario

HURONIA MUSEUM FILM SERIES
4:30 & 7:30 Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Galaxy Cinema
Midland, Ontario

Credits

In order of appearance

IISUNAKII ~ LOGAN RED CROW
SIIPIISTOOKIMA ~ ALLISON RED CROW
NIITATSTIPIM ~ RACEY BIG SNAKE
IISTAASAAKAII ~ JAYME BIG SNAKE
IISOMIIKOPII ~ CLARENCE RED CROW
MARK BIG TOBACCO
CODY BIG TOBACCO
ZARIANNA BIG TOBACCO
KAYZEN BIG TOBACCO
ROSE RED CROW
KITANA ARCAND
SHARMAINE WEED
ERIKA MAD PLUME

Executive Producers

CAREY NEWMAN
IZZY PULLEN

Producer

MIKE WAVRECAN 

Director 

BANCHI HANUSE 

Writers

BANCHI HANUSE
TANYA MARYNIAK

Editor

TANYA MARYNIAK

Cinematography

BEN GIESBRECHT
LUKE CONNOR

Production Manager

SAM GRAHAM

Location Sound

ARIANA BROPHY
BRENDA SEVILLA

Additional Camera

ANTHONY STENGEL

Camera Assistant
JOSH MANYHEADS
CALVIN STIMSON

Assistant Editor
SOMIT SHARMA
Cindy Au Yeung
Sebastian Carmona
Johnny Cole
Olivia Vanderwal

Colourist
JAMES CHASE

Composers
JASON BURNSTICK
NADIA BURNSTICK

Sound Design
DAVID PARFIT

Post Production Audio
SEASIDE SOUND

Sound Design

TYLER GILLIS

Dialogue editor
ZAK COHEN

Sound editor and Foley
JAYME LANGEN

Re-recording mixer
DAVID PARFIT

Production Accountant
DEBBI-JO MATIAS

Production Bookkeeper
MONICA FRIESEN

Special Thanks:
RED CROW FAMILY
SIKSIKA NATION
OLD SUN RELAY TEAM
PRETTY YOUNGMAN RELAY TEAM
SIKSIKA DEERFOOT SPORTSPLEX
MASKÊKOSIHK – ENOCH CREE NATION
MEGAN YELLOW FLY
DEXTER BRUISED HEAD
CARA MORIN
JESSICA MAYHEW
NAPI COLLECTIVE
LES MCINTYRE
RANDY TAYLOR

Produced with the support of TELUS:

Vice President in Charge of Production
AMIT NAG

Executive in Charge of Production

CAMERON ZINGER

Managing Production Executive
LEAH CAMENZIND

Senior Production Executive

CHRISTINA WILLINGS

Senior Marketing Manager

KELLY FOX

Filmed in:

SIKSIKA NATION
TSUUT’INA, ÎYÂXE NAKODA, BLACKFOOT TERRITORY
ENOCH CREE NATION ᒪᐢᑫᑯᓯᐦᐠ MASKÊKOSIHK
CASPER, WYOMING

Produced with the participation of




producers

dedicated team

Brought together by a passion for authentic storytelling and beautiful cinematography, our diverse team has worked tirelessly to bring the feature documentary Aitamaako’tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun to light.
Carey Newman, Executive Producer

CAREY NEWMAN

Executive Producer

Izzy Pullen, Executive Producer

IZZY PULLEN

Executive Producer

Mike Wavrecan, Producer

MIKE WAVRECAN

Producer

BEHIND THE SCENES

cinematography

Deepening the sense of connection between human and creature, the careful yet intentional cinematography creates an immersive sensation, allowing the audience to feel as though they are walking and riding, right beside Logan. The rugged land that takes care of Logan and her family, blossoms into a character of its own. Juxtaposing fluidly between the intimate and extreme close ups of Logan and her horses, intermixed with extreme wide shots, making the landscape a constant focal point. The burnt summer tones and golden hues of the rolling fields, the dusty tracks and the dried out pastures, framing the unmistakable and breathtaking vistas of Blackfoot Territory.

locations

Shot on location in beautiful Siksika Nation, Tsuut’ina, Îyâxe Nakoda, Blackfoot Territory, Enoch Cree Nation ᒪᐢᑫᑯᓯᐦᐠ Maskêkosihk, Casper, Wyoming.

music

The musical score contains vocal harmonies, acoustic chords and melodies composed by the awarding-winning duo Nadia (Métis) and Jason Burnstick (Cree).

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