WORLD Premiere

EPISODIC | CANADA | 22 MINUTES | English

Warrior Up!

Warrior Up! is a 13 x 22-minute documentary series that follows inspiring Indigenous youth making positive change in their communities! Whether it’s defending the land, learning nearly lost Indigenous hunting and building techniques, feeding unsheltered relatives or helping decolonize the fashion industry, the young changemakers featured in this series are making an impact. Warrior Up! shares their inspiring journeys of activism in engaging, entertaining ways as our three hosts take turns traveling Turtle Island, jumping in to lend a hand alongside these young warriors. Inuk actor Anna Lambe, from Iqaluit, Nunavut, Anishnaabe actor Joshua Odjick, from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, and actor Joel Oulette, a member of the Cumberland House Cree and Red River Métis Nation, find themselves shooting arrows from horseback, improvising a rap, walking the runway, building a pit house and packing blessing bags, learning just what it means to be a warrior.

Episode 2 (season 1) Neveah Pine: Voice of Disruption

Grade ten student Nevaeh Pine is a proud Ojibwe teen from Garden River First Nation, Ontario who found her voice in public speaking competitions. She uses the platform to advocate for Indigenous issues, especially around awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited People (MMIWG2S). Our host Anna Lambe joins Neveah to help put together her high school’s first school-wide assembly to mark Red Dress Day. But speaking out isn’t always easy – Neveah has and continues to face bullying for being so outspoken. Following her mom’s advice to never ‘dim her light’, Neveah, Anna and the students persevere and create a moving event for the school.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by David Finch, Jesse Bochner, Chris Beaver, Ossie Michelin, Angie-Pepper O'Bomsawin, Stephanie Joline, Rory Crittenden, Chris Peck

As overall series director and field director on 2 episodes (2 eps), David Finch is also the co-founder of Picture This Productions, based in Montreal and specializing in documentaries and documentary series. A filmmaker of Cree/ Ojibwe and European heritage, David has been writing, directing and producing award-winning productions since 1993. David is also passionate about encouraging the next generation of media producers: he’s a professor of Film and New Media at Champlain College in St. Lambert, Quebec and has been a lecturer at Sundance Collab.

Episode field director Chris Beaver (2 eps) is Anishnaabe from Alderville First Nation and works as an Indigenous Affairs producer and podcast creator at TVO (TVOntario).

Episode field director Jesse Bochner (3 eps) is an Ojibwe freelance director and editor working in both English and French. In 2021, he founded 2Ducks Media, an Indigenous led multi-media production house specializing in documentaries, short films, and online content.

Episode Field Director Rory Crittenden (2 eps) is a filmmaker from the Peavine community of the Cherokee Nation. He’s worked on documentary television series Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People and currently is producing Whiskey and Pistol, a doc about his family.

Episode field director Stephanie Joline (1 ep) is an Indigenous writer, director, and producer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her Indigenous roots come from her mother who is Inuit from Labrador; her father is French Acadian from Nova Scotia. Stephanie’s award-winning films include fiction feature “Night Blooms” (2021) and documentary “Play Your Gender” (2016).

Episode field director Ossie Michelin (1 ep) is an award-winning Labrador Inuk journalist from the community of North West River, Newfoundland and Labrador who recently directed his first short film with the NFB.

Episode field director Angie-Pepper O’Bomsawin (1 ep) is a Mohawk/Abenaki writer, director and producer who works in both English and French. She’s directed projects ranging from kids programming to socially driven documentaries, reality TV and docu-series. Her work has been seen on major networks including CBC, TVA, APTN, Fox Net, Spike and TVO.

Episode Director Chris Peck (1 ep) is an UMW-Emmy, Telly, and YouTube Gold award-winning director based in Minneapolis.

Series Director

David Finch

Field Directors

Jesse Bochner, Chris Beaver, David Finch, Ossie Michelin, Angie-Pepper O’Bomsawin, Stephanie Joline, Rory Crittenden, Chris Peck

Screenwriter

David Finch, Maureen Marovitch

Editor

Jesse Bochner, James Malloch

Key Cast

Anna Lambe, Joshua Odjick, Joel Oulette

Producer

David Finch, Maureen Marovitch

Warriors (Documentary Participants)

Nevaeh Pine, Talon Pascal, Tréchelle Bunn, Cherokee Nation Remember The Removal Riders, Cole Clark, Dylan Hope, Kya Steinbach-Parker, Rylee Nepinak, Kayla Spencer-Young, Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe, Isaac Garcia, Kyrstin Dumont, Sophia Sidarous, Hailey Rose

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Showtimes

Friday, November 10

Screening: 3:00PM

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Fine Arts Theatre

8556 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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