Rustic Oracle

Rustic Oracle

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 1 h 38 m 11 s

Set in the late 90s, Rustic Oracle is a dramatic feature about Ivy, an 8-year-old girl trying to understand what happened to her big sister who has vanished from their small Mohawk community. With minimal clues, Ivy and her mother Susan embark on an unwelcome journey to find Heather which ultimately brings the pair closer together despite challenging circumstances. Behind the story of desperation, told through the eyes of a child, lies one of hope, growth, awakening, and love.

Screening Information
Rustic Oracle

6:00 PM
Saturday 26 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

TRAILER: Rustic Oracle
  • Language English
  • Indigenous Nation Sonia Boileau is Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy from Kanesatake and Jason Brennan from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation
  • Country Canada
  • Director Sonia Boileau
  • Director Bio Sonia B. Boileau is a bilingual Mohawk filmmaker and a graduate from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the last decade, Sonia has developed and produced television projects in English and French ranging from children’s programming to socially driven documentaries. Sonia won the PRIX DE LA DIVERSITÉ at the 2011 Gala des Prix Gémeaux for her documentary Last Call Indian. In 2015 Sonia’s first feature film Le Dep premiered at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Since then it has won awards and made the official selection of several festivals around the world. She also made a feature documentary about the impacts of the 1990 Oka Crisis called The Oka Legacy, which earned her a Golden Sheaf award at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival. Sonia is also the 2016 recipient of the APTN Award of Distinction given during the Montreal’s First Peoples Festival. Rustic Oracle will be Bonspille Boileau’s second feature fiction film.
  • Producer Jason Brennan is a member of the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi and the owner of Nish Media. In ten years, Nish Media and Jason Brennan have produced over 200 hours of television for various networks such as APTN, CBC, Radio-Canada, Ici ArtV, Canal D, TV5, and CBC Docs. From their library, Hit The Ice, Mouki, Wapikoni, Skindigneous and Fosse aux tigres have all been screened around the world. In 2015, Nish Media released its first feature film in Quebec theatres. “LE DEP”, written and directed by Sonia Bonspille Boileau, which was selected in some of the world’s top film festivals such as the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the Vancouver Film Festival, the Raindance Film Festival, ImagineNative, and the American Indian Film Festival. Rustic Oracle will be Nish Media and Brennan’s second feature film.
  • Premiere Status New Zealand Premiere