Two Indians Talking
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?”
NATHAN Nathaniel Arcand
ADAM Justin Rain
JANINE Ashley Harry
ARTHUR Sam Bob
SUE Carmen Moore
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
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
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
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