The Drumheller Valley has once again been selected as the perfect location for another movie, this one being a short film.

"We're telling a horror story with some real social commentary behind it dealing with residential schools and a bit of the lore around the Wendigo spirit, which is a spirit that causes people to be cannibalistic," explained Mike Peterson, Producer and Director of the film 'Consumed'.

"It's a story about a man who feels the pressure from the western civilization and through his own traditional teachings that he was taken away from. He becomes caught between both worlds and is trying to hang on to his last bit of identity," added Julian Black Antelope who is a Producer, Writer and lead actor of the film. "He goes to extreme measures to hang onto that. Because his mind is heavily influenced and distorted to the western culture, he opens himself to become susceptible to the Wendigo spirit."

The filming has been taking place back out at the Graham Ranch.

"First of all, John Graham from the historic Graham Ranch has been really great with us in the past. His property, we really don't need to go anywhere else to shoot anything because he has so many geographical locations out here. Just the community of Drumheller, like the people we're dealing with again, you are all just wonderful down there," expressed Julian Black Antelope.

The short film 'Consume' will have some familiar faces from film and television.

"We have Wilma Pelly from North of 60 and a few other familiars," Black Antelope noted. "We got a small ensemble cast, but a great bunch of people. We've got a great crew that we could pull from every other professional production here in town."
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Peterson and Black Antelope are Alberta based film makers and they reported to 99.5 Drum FM that they personally enjoy making their films in Alberta.

"This place has a very unique beauty that we can capture on film to showcase the landscape. It's Alberta talent and an Alberta story," Peterson outlined.

This film was made possible all thanks to Bravo Fact.

"We had some funding that was awarded to us from Bravo Fact that made this possible. The story resonated with them and the first screening of it will be at the Calgary International Film Festival this year," concluded Black Antelope.

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