Indian Horse


101 minutes – Drama
Release date: April 13, 2018
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures

Based on Richard Wagamese’s award winning novel, Indian Horse sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s Residential Schools and the indomitable spirit of Indigenous people. Starring Canadian newcomers Sladen Peltier, Ajuawak Kapashesit and Edna Manitouwabe as well as Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), Michael Murphy (Away From Her), Michael Lawrenchuck (Tokyo Cowboy), Johnny Issaluk (Two Lovers And A Bear) and Michiel Husiman (The Age Of Adaline), Indian Horse is set in Ontario in the late 1950s. Eight-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway (Anishnaabe) family and committed to one of Canada’s notorious Catholic Residential Schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his Indigenous heritage while he witnesses horrendous abuse at the hands of the very people entrusted with his care. Despite this, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places and favourite Canadian pastime – hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself to play, developing a unique and rare skill. He seems to see the game in a way no other player can. His talent leads him away from the misery of the school, eventually leading him to the Pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past are always present, and threaten to derail his promising career and future. Forced to confront his painful past, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to begin the process of healing.

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Paula Devonshire
Trish Dolman
Roger Frappier
Christine Haebler

Executive Producer:

Stephen S.Campanelli
Brent Disbrow
Fei Disbrow
Marna Disbrow
Robert Disbrow
Clint Eastwood
Roger Frappier
Aaron L. Gilbert
Adrian Love
Laurie May


Tex Antonucci
Jim Brebner

Line Producer:

Justin Kelly


Stephen S.Campanelli


Dennis Foon


Yves Bélanger


Jamie Alain
Geoff Ashenhurst
Justin Li


Jesse Zubot

Production Designer:

Oleg M. Savytski

Art Director:

Shelley Silverman

Costume Designer:

Aline Gilmore

Cast: Roles:

Sladen Peltier
Forrest Goodluck
Ajuawak Kapashesit
Michiel Huisman
Martin Donovan
Michael Murphy
Edna Manitowabi
Melanie McLaren
Johnny Issaluk
Skye Pelletier
Evan Adams
Lisa Cromarty
Michael Lawrenchuk
Will Strongheart
Tristen Marty-Pahtaykan
Vance Banzo
Braeden Crouse
Nathan Alexis
Eva Greyeyes
Lisa Oopik Minich
Dylan Cook
Wayne St-George
Marcus Dias
Michael Vincent Dagostino
Wayne V. Johnson
Wayne Charles Baker

Saul (6 Yrs.)
Saul (15 Yrs.)
Saul (22 Yrs.)
Father Gaston
Jack Lanahan
Father Quinney
Benjamin (11 Yrs.)
Fred Kelly
Buddy Blackwolf
Ernie Jack
Lonnie (9 Yrs.)
Lonnie (25 Yrs.)
Rebecca Wolf
Katherine Wolf
Stu Little Chief
Man with Axe Handle
Working Man
Kapuskasing Manager