Synopsis: Johnny Loon, an Anishinaabe man, is pushed over the edge by a “Happy Thanksgiving” wish from a bank teller. Was it good intentioned or malicious? Johnny believes the latter, but his family tells him he’s overreacting. This sets off a string of events that makes Johnny feel like the world is out to humiliate him during the Thanksgiving season. His only response: get revenge on the bank teller... by robbing the bank.
Will Johnny pull it off or will Thanksgiving get the best of him?
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Shane McSauby
PRODUCERS: Jess X Snow, Eris Qian, Raleigh Chadderdon
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Prashanth Kamalakathan
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Jenny Lasko
SHOOTING LOCATION: Grand Rapids, MI
SHOOTING DATES: 5 days between Nov-25 through Dec 4
PROJECT STATUS: Pre-production
LENGTH: 10 min
"I'm trying to think about the resistance born in me... I instead keep thinking about the thousands of elementary school students stapling paper headdresses, being taught a story of "friendship" and "community," of "pilgrims" and "Indians," erasing the genocide that came along with that colonization."
- Adrienne Keene