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Julian Black Antelope film airs Thursday

Julian Black Antelope, who is from Fort Macleod, is the writer and star of ‘Consume,’ which airs Thursday on CBC’s Canadian Reflections.

Julian Black Antelope and 775 Media Corp bring a timely story about Indian residential school to the television screen this week.
Written by and starring Black Antelope, who is from Fort Macleod, Consume will air at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26 on CBC’s Canadian Reflections program.
Consume is a raw inside look into the life and mind of residential school survivor Jacob Wematim, who struggles to hang onto his land and indigenous identity as his personal demons resurface and manifest in the form of the Wendigo spirit.
The story is inspired by true events surrounding Plains Cree native kakisikutchin (Swift Runner) who lived during the last century in what is now central Alberta.
In addition to Black Antelope, who has gained acclaim for his work in Blackstone, Caught, Hold the Dark and Penny Dreadful, Consume stars Wilma Pelly, who is familiar to viewers from North of 60, Lewis & Clark, and Mixed Blessings.
Glen Eaglechild from the Blood Reserve is also in the cast of Consume.
Consume is directed by Michael Peterson, who also directed Knuckleball, Lloyd the Conqueror, and Tiny Plastic Men.
Consume was produced by 775 Media Corp for BravoFact with the participation of the Alberta Media Fund and shot on location east of Drumheller on the Historic Graham Ranch in April 2017.
Since its initial release at the Calgary International Film Festival last year Consume, a 20-minute short film, became the topic of discussion at festival screenings throughout North America and as far away as New Zealand and Norway.
With Michael Peterson and entrepreneurs Laurie Venning and Sarah Moore, Black Antelope is a co-founder of 775 Media Corp.
The company specializes in taking projects from concept to completion for the big or small screen.
775 Media recently opened a new division that will focus on service productions and a VFX wing that takes advantage of Alberta film tax and grant incentives.