☠ ☠ ☠ Jay Cardinal Villeneuve ☠ ☠ ☠

Filmmaker Jay Cardinal Villeneuve pushes the envelope with his candid and fearless body of work!

    JAY CARDINAL VILLENEUVE (Cree/Metis) grew up in Slave Lake, Alberta and now works as an Independent filmmaker in Salish City Vancouver, BC. He studied Theatre in College and received a diploma in Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking from Capilano University.

    Both a dramatic and documentary filmmaker, his short films have played at festivals across North America including The Hanging of Louis Riel which premiered at the 2010 American Indian Film Festival, no dogs and no Indians allowed which was named an Official Selection at the 2010 imagineNATIVE Film Festival and Indigenous Streets which won Honorable Mention at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards Film Festival. His latest film Reserved for Hollywood won first place in the 2011 APTN Shortcuts contest and was recently named an Official Selection at the 2011 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival.

    He’s currently working to develop Reserved For Hollywood into a television series and writing a Cree historical drama to be filmed on his traditional Woodland Cree Territory in northern Alberta. At the moment he works with residential school survivors documenting their stories and producing webisodes for the APTN environmental documentary series Down2Earth.

    Jay hopes to inspire youth through his work in activism and film. It is said that storytellers have the power to heal the spirit and he encourages our next generation to be creative and follow their dreams just like he did while growing up in a small town in northern Alberta.

    Live to dream – dream to live – live your dreams…


Check out some of Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s films:

The Hanging of Louis Riel
A teaser for the controversial documentary that premiered at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, CA. Jay Cardinal Villeneuve is now writing the feature narrative epic historical drama entitled: “The Hanging of Louis Riel by the drunkard John A. Macdonald”

Business As Usual
What happens when the Canadian government labels peaceful First Nations protests as TERRORISTS?

Indian Giver
Repatriation is the theme of this documentary that showcases the UBC Museum of Anthropology juxtaposed with the First Nations of Alert Bay, BC.

No Dogs and No Indians Allowed
Archival images, slam poetry, sick guitar licks and grunge funk beats combine forces to expose a controversial history courtesy of DNA (deaf native anomaly) + Eyes of Wolves.

A Glimpse of Nenan 2011
Footage from the 3rd annual Nenan Youth and Elders gathering in Pink Mountain, BC. Special thank you to Nenan, all the youth and Elders, Tobie Caplette & Art Napoleon.

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