UnLonely Film Festival 5

The Black Wolf

An alcohol addiction had a grip on Drew Robinson’s life and was leading him down a destructive path. After three near death experiences, he decided to get sober using Muay Thai and his Blackfoot culture.

This film deals with overcoming addiction. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

“I think too often society closes the book on minorities who are suffering. Too often are we cast off as drunks, thieves, and savages but we are real people with real stories and real strength. I would encourage people to watch my film if they want to see a true story of a young Indigenous man who bounced back and turned those stereotypes on their head.”

Trevor Solway, Sinakson, is a Blackfoot filmmaker from Siksika Nation. Trevor attended the Independent Indigenous Digital Filmmaking program at Capilano University in 2012. He then graduated from Mount Royal University with his Bachelor’s of Communications in 2017. In 2020 Trevor was a recipient of the Mount Royal University Alumni Award for his early career success. Trevor has self-produced and directed various short narratives and documentaries that have screened at Calgary International Film Festival, ImagineNATIVE Arts and Media Festival, and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

Trevor is the founder of The Napi Collective, a mentorship filmmaking society based in Siksika. From 2018-2020 Trevor mentored eighteen emerging indigenous filmmakers from his community to write, direct, shoot and edit four narrative films, which screened in their community and abroad at Indigenous film festivals such as the American Indian Film Festival, LA Skins, and Moariland Film Festival.

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