RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS Nominated for Six Awards at the American Indian Film Festival

By CFC Staff October 28, 2014 00:00

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, the 20th film produced through CFC Features, has been nominated for six awards at the 39th annual American Indian Film Festival. The award recipients will be announced on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

The six nominations are as follows:

  • Best Director
    Director Jeff Barnaby
  • Best Actor
    Glen Gould as “Joseph”
  • Best Actress
    Devery Jacobs as “Aila”
  • Best Supporting Actor
    Brandon Oaks as “Burner”
  • Best Supporting Actress
    Roseanna Supernault as “Anna”

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS is set in 1976 and tells the story of 15-year-old Aila, weed princess of Red Crow reserve. By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's and being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. Hustling with her uncle Burner, Aila sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out of St. D's residential school. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of her world is destroyed. Her only two options are to run or fight . . . and Mi'gMaq don't run.

CFC also extends congratulations to Empire of Dirt, whose development was supported by CFC Features and through participation in Tribeca All Access, on their five nominations:

  • Best Film
    Peter Stebbings, director
  • Best Director
    Director Peter Stebbings
  • Best Actress
    Cara Gee as “Lena”
  • Best Supporting Actress
    Jennifer Podemski as “Minerva” and Shay Eyre as “Peeka”

Click here for the full list of award nominees.