Two Indians Talking (2010)

Two Indians Talking is a comedic drama about the conflicting opinions of two First Nations cousins as they prepare to set up a roadblock. Each wants fiercely to do the right thing, but struggles with the question, “When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?”

Made with participation of Telefilm Canada

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Distribution

New World Distribution (international), Nativeflix (international), Moving Images Distribution (Canadian classrooms and libraries)

Cast

NATHAN Nathaniel Arcand
ADAM Justin Rain
TARA Denyc
JANINE Ashley Harry
ARTHUR Sam Bob
SUE Carmen Moore

Crew

Director  Sara McIntyre
Writer  Andrew Genaille
Producers  Darlene Choo, Sara McIntyre, Nancy Baye, Michael De Sadeleer, Rhonda Dent
Associate Producer  Carmen Moore

Director of Photography  Les Erskine
Art Director  Candise Paul
Editors  Elifer Santos, Frederique Remy, Dylan Baker
Costume Designer  Daniela Agosta
Casting Directors  Tiffany Mak, Kara Eide
Composers Tracey Draper, Dylan Baker

Post Production Studio Goldtooth Creative Agency, Inc.

“For Harriet” written by Dylan Baker, produced by Mike Rogerson and performed by I’m Not Frank

“No Window” written and performed by Dylan Baker

Full crew list on IMDb

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Screenings & Acknowledgments

REEL CAUSES fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association, 2012

Dreamspeakers | Film Festival, 2012

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF), 2011

Biindigaate Film Festival, 2011

East Vancouver Community Centre tour organized by Red Jam Slam, 2011

Semiahmoo Arts Film Series, 2011

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, 2011

Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film and Art, 2011
Best Feature Film Award
Best Director Award (Sara McIntyre)

ReelWorld Film Festival, 2011

American Indian Heritage Week, 2011

The Magic Lantern Theatre, 2011

Spokane International Film Festival, 2011
Silver SpIFFY for Most Promising Filmmaker (Sara McIntyre)

Victoria Film Festival, 2011

Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, 2010
Best Actor Award (Justin Rain)
Best Picture nomination
Best Actor nomination (Nathaniel Arcand)
Best Supporting Actress nomination (Denyc)

Wilfrid Laurier University Aboriginal Students’ Association, 2010

American Indian Film Festival, 2010
American Indian Motion Picture nominations: Best Film, Best Actor (Nathaniel Arcand), Best Supporting Actor (Justin Rain), Best Director (Sara McIntyre)

‘Ut’loo Noye Khunni – Weaving Words Celebration, 2010

Vancouver International Film Festival, 2010
Rogers People’s Choice award, Most Popular Canadian Film

Red Fork Native American Film Festival, 2010

Local Sightings Film Festival, 2010

Calgary International Film Festival, 2010

Edmonton International Film Festival, 2010

Response

Andrew Genaille’s sharply crafted writing, coupled with heartfelt performances by both Rain and Arcand, make this stereotype-exploding comedic drama a pleasure to watch for all audiences.

Vancouver International Film Festival

Two Indians Talking” sets the bar high for this under-developed genre by being simultaneously witty and profound, irreverent and thought-provoking.

Jen Hoyer, SEE – Edmonton

I watched the film last night at the Cowichan Theatre and was very moved by it. It was spectacular!! It touched the deepest parts of my soul and is a great inspiration to all people.

First Nation audience member

She [Sara] is one of the few people I have run into that are non-aboriginal that really seems to understand the aboriginal community. She did an excellent job of portraying who we are.

Bill Lightbown, Kootenai Elder

What I like about Two Indians Talking is the humorous tones. What better way to break down the barriers and the walls that we’ve built between us. The truth always packs a punch.

When Spirit Whispers, CoOp Radio

These ‘Two Indians’ reward our patience with a great, witty climax that can’t help but jerk a hearty chuckle or cackle out of us: the last thing we’ve come to expect happens. It glows with irony.

Wrighting about Film

Sara McIntyre obviously has an understanding, love and appreciation for her actors. She lets the story tell itself.

Scott Swan, director

Media Clippings

2IT articles on Kiss Dust Pictures

Did you hear the one about the first nations’ comedy?
September 16, 2009, by Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun

Changing Power at VIFF
October 7, 2010 by Jeane Manning of changingpower.net

“Two Indians Talking” director Sara McIntyre interview with Jason Whyte of eFilmCritic.com
October 7, 2010 on eFilmCritic.com and hollywoodbitchslap.com

Talking At The Roadblock (PDF) Dialogue is key in drama featuring local lead Nathaniel Arcand. September 23, 2010 by Jen Hoyer in Screen Preview for SEE Magazine

Podcast from thecommentary.ca: filmmaker Sara McIntyre discusses the first feature she’s directed, Two Indians Talking. October 5, 2010 with Joseph Planta