One Who Knows
A young Indigenous woman mysteriously wakes up in a creek on the Pacific Northwest coast of Canada. While in the wilderness, she follows the guidance of an old Shaman to complete a series of dangerous quests where she must face her deepest fears. The monsters await. Will she live to tell her tale?
Project Type:Short Script
Genres:Thriller, Adventure, Spiritual, Horror
Number of Pages:23
Country of Origin:United States
TopShorts September 2021Online
September 29, 2021
Special Jury Award
Vegas Movie Awards 2021Las Vegas, NV
October 13, 2021
Best Short Script
Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards 2021
Shiloh Nyce is an Indigenous female screenwriter and actor from the Haisla Nation on the Northwest coast of Canada. Her First Nations name is Mah-gwees, meaning "snag on the beach". The Pacific ocean and forest were her childhood playgrounds which has had significant inspirational influence on her artistry. She attended MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada, where she received her Theatre Performance Degree and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Teaching Degree in Theater & Music from BYU-Idaho. Shiloh soon transitioned her stage practice to film with acting credits including Lakes 7 and the Golden Gun, The Life of Jesus Christ, and Maggie to name a few. In 2016 Shiloh founded the Salt Lake Actors Studio; a workshop that provided free performance education for the acting community.
Shiloh then took time off to re-establish her roots in Haisla Territory. During this experience she realized she could play a role in keeping her history and culture alive through story. Shortly after, she had two personal dreams given to her that eventually became the foundations for her short film scripts; Hear Him and One Who Knows. In late 2020, Shiloh was accepted to WIFTV’s Tricksters and Writers Program in Canada, a film writing scholarship for Indigenous women. She was instructed by Indigenous female filmmakers and under their tutelage wrote One Who Knows, which was then selected to be read live at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and is presently still receiving several festival selections and wins. Shiloh is currently working to direct One Who Knows and adapt it into a children’s book. She also has plans to write and direct her newest story, The Matriarch into a feature length film. Presently, she lives in Midvale, UT with her husband and 3-year-old daughter.
One Who Knows is written in English but has some authentic Indigenous Haisla language with translations throughout.