An inner-city teenage boy’s life is turned upside-down when his drug-running sister goes missing. Lakota’s sudden disappearance leaves Derrick to piece together the clues of her abduction. Derrick experiences visions which he struggles to understand but which help him on his quest to find her. As he gets close to finding his sister, Derrick ends up in the fight of his life.
Join the Treaty 6 Productions team for a special screening of their newly released thriller, Abducted, starring Medicine Hat’s own Joel Oulette.
A question and answer discussion with Writer and Director Daniel Foreman and Producer Sharlene Millang will follow the screening.
This film has its genesis from a serial murderer who has been hunting at-risk women in the Edmonton area for decades. The police have a character sketch but have been unable to track down the suspect. This resonates with me as literally thousands of Indigenous females have disappeared across Canada with very few convictions.
Growing up in a Northern Canadian prairie city, I have seen the gritty underbelly of urban life with addiction , homelessness, prostitution and gang violence. Years working and volunteering in the inner city have led to seeing ingrained patterns and the difficulty in breaking them.
One of my goals with this movie is to raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and to do it in a way that captivates the audience.
- Daniel Foreman- Director/Writer
Daniel Foreman is a registered member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and has been involved with film and music since before he can remember. His father’ s love of North American film combined with his Mother’s passion for French cinema has helped shape Daniel’s style and sensibilities. Beginning with music videos, he soon branched out to shooting on a film camera and editing on a Steenbeck.
After a run of successful live action digital shorts, he turned to animation and began exploring Indigenous mythology. This led to a Best Animation win at the American Indian Film Festival in 2018 which in turn led to being Fast Tracked in Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program. With this seed funding, the suspense thriller feature film “Abducted” was given life. The film is currently in post production and will be released in early 2021 on the film festival circuit.