In honour of National Canadian Film Day, Elevation Pictures is proud to show you a “first look” from our upcoming film INDIAN HORSE, coming to theatres this fall 2017. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the image.
Young Saul Indian Horse, played by newcomer Sladen Peltier, will be opening in theatres this fall. Photography by Shane Mahood/Elevation Pictures
An adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award winning novel, this moving and important drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s residential schools and the indomitable spirit of indigenous people. INDIAN HORSE stars Canadian newcomer Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck (THE REVENANT), Michiel Huisman (THE AGE OF ADALINE) and Michael Murphy (FALL, AWAY FROM HER, X-MEN).
In the late 1950’s Ontario, seven-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada’s notorious Catholic residential schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his indigenous heritage and he witnesses horrendous abuse at the hands of the very people entrusted with his care. Despite this, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places and favourite Canadian pastime – hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself to not only play but develops a unique and rare skill. He seems to see the game in a way no other player can.
His talent leads him away from the misery of the school to a Northern Ontario native league and eventually the pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past are always present, and threaten to derail his promising career and future. Forced to confront his painful past, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to begin the process of healing.