"Mallard's Row" director Dan Snethen is seen conferring with Albert Two Bears III, who plays the male lead of Rolly, on the set of the film on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Photo courtesy Mark St Pierre

Native produced film to premiere at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater

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KYLE — “Mallard’s Road,” a film starring local Lakota actors will have its World Premiere at Hollywood’s famous Chinese Theater, November 24.

The film will have a community showing Saturday November 9 at four O’clock in Nunpa 1 & 2 in Kyle. Tickets will be $3.00 for children and $6.00 for adults. The film will three screenings at the Journey Museum Theater, December 21, starting at 10:30 AM.

The film is a first on many levels of American and Native American film. It is a Romantic Dramedy, produced entirely on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Medicine Root District, with local production dollars and a USDA Rural Jobs Training Grant which provided equipment and training dollars.

The Cloud Horse Art Institute Sponsored Reel Jobs Film School which organized the film school. As a result, it is essentially an All Native Production and certainly an all-South Dakota Production.

Keith Secola, multi-Nammy (Native American Music Awards) winning Ojibway musician scored the movie giving it a fresh and distinctly Native sound. Keith came and scored it live with the editing crew and local musicians.

Five years of film school, taught by Industry Pros, held on long weekends, three years of shooting in July and Executive Producer, Tilda Long Soldier St. Pierre, and Producer-Writer, Mark St. Pierre and Producer-Director, Daniel G. Snethen, have made film history.

Everyone behind the camera, the actual film making crew, are all local young Lakota people. The film was edited for instance by Trevor White Dress who also served as Director of Photography.

It has an all Lakota cast. Albert Two Bears III (OLC Graduate and Hunkpapa) as Rolly Lamoreaux is the lead Male, Allyssa Comer (Oglala), Plays Mary Flies at Night, rounded out by Wicahpi Bison (Cheyenne River), who plays Constance Talking Crow.


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Mark St. Pierre is a producer and director. You can find him on LinkedIn.

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