Experiencing Interruptions?


A young Indigenous ex gang member try’s to put his life together but finds himself facing the harsh reality of the life he was born into.

  • Len Morissette
  • Len Morissette
  • Len Morissette
  • Ryan Dalgleish
  • Stacy Da Silva
    Key Cast
    " Beverly (mom)"
    North of 60
  • Summer Morissette
    Key Cast
    "Meadow (age 7)"
  • Junior Ferguson
    Key Cast
  • Hannah Donald
    Key Cast
  • Donald Ferguson
    Key Cast
  • Darren Donald
    Key Cast
  • Marvin Horseman
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    19,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Best shorts competition
    Los Angeles California
    United States
    September 17, 2019
    Best shorts competition Award of Recognition
Distribution Information
  • TELUS Storyhive
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Len Morissette

Len is a proud Mistawasis band member that moved to Grande Prairie in 2000 from Vernon, British Columbia, with his beautiful wife and two daughters.
After 11 years working at the Ainsworth lumber mill, he had a dream of bringing innovation to the advertising industry. He co-founded CIA Solutions in 2011, as a Producer, Director, Writer and Cinematographer.
Len is the President of the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre and the Alberta Native Friendship Centre Association Board and has spoken at events for awareness about the film industry as well as Indigenous issues and rights.
Over the past nine years Len has filmed and produced over 200 commercials and films as well as music videos and documentaries in northern Alberta.

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Director Statement

This is the first Indigenous gang movie ever filmed, and we poured our heart into it to get it done. It was one of the winners of the Indigenous Telus Storyhive contest where we received $20,000 because of this trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sNir9zCY-8 . We worked with the surrounding First Nations community and also received support from our community to create this. We live in northern Alberta where the film industry is not as prominent as other regions, so in order to complete projects you sometimes have to work with what you have including actors without training. The majority of actors had never acted before and they really rose to the occasion and gave us all they had. We have spent the last eight years pioneering film in this area and are happy to say it is starting to bear fruit.

We are making two versions of this film. One PG for Telus Storyhive and one Director's Cut for film festivals. Telus is going to put the PG version on their on-demand television services by the end of September this year. The Director's Cut that you are going to watch is the one we are using for film festivals.

We also incorporated the colors of the medicine wheel throughout the film.

The reason I (Len) made this film is because I wanted to tell a real story, snippets from my own life, and I wanted to bring awareness to the issues some urban Indigenous people face when they don't understand the cycle that they were born into.

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for your time.