Peace Country Films

Have you ever seen a movie set in the Peace Country?  Maybe you don’t know that there is a film company just up the road in Peace River.

In 2005, Peace Country Films Ltd. shot a movie with some serious Peace Country content.  Hank Williams First Nation is the story of 72-year-old tabloid-reading Cree Elder Adelard Fox (Gordon Tootoosis) and his Greyhound bus trip all the way down to Nashville.  He and his teenaged great nephew may be far from their Northern Alberta reserve, but they are never without their strong community ties.  The film is unique not just for its Peace Country setting, but also because there is an entire scene shot in Cree.  You can watch the movie online.

 n 2005, Peace Country Films Ltd. made a movie with serious Peace Country content.   Hank Williams First Nation follows 75-year-old-tabloid-reading Cree Elder Martin Fox (Gordon Tootoosis) on a Greyhound bus journey from a remote reserve in Northern Alberta all the way down to Nashville.  He and his 17 year old great nephew are on a lifetime adventure, but their connection to their home community is ever present.  The movie is funny and touching, and unique not only because of its Peace Region setting, but because there is an entire scene shot in Cree.  It was a great success for newly formed Peace Country Films Ltd., and for the town of Peace River as well since filming was a community effort.  Hank Williams First Nation Hank Williams First Nation was the first Canadian film ever selected to premiere in competition at the American Film Institute’s Los Angeles International Film Festival – See more at: http://www.ammsa.com/publications/alberta-sweetgrass/hank-williams-movie-nominated-film-awards#sthash.oPoVIiT5.dpuf

 nk Williams First Nation was the first Canadian film ever selected to premiere in competition at the American Film Institute’s Los Angeles International Film Festival – See more at: http://www.ammsa.com/publications/alberta-sweetgrass/hank-williams-movie-nominated-film-awards#sthash.oPoVIiT5.dpuf

The company also shot Campus Radio, the comedic story of a rag-tag indie band, love, and big breaks.

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5 Responses to Peace Country Films

  1. The scenery would be beautiful.

  2. Julian Jr. Merrier says:

    Do you actually know the location of this company? I’m a writer and want to actually pitch a movie, I commented before but still wondering. I don’t want to go to Edmonton to the possibility of not getting accepted into actually making a film and a waste of time and trip. This way I can go somewhere not far and not much of time wasted.

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