Award-Winning Saskatchewan Book Goes into Production
Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend, the all-ages picture book collaboration by Storyteller Raymond Lavallee, Illustrator Mike Keepness, and Judith Silverthorne is now in production with Citytv Saskatchewan.Recognized internationally with four prestigious awards and numerous other accolades, the English/Cree version has been translated into the French/Cree and German/Cree languages. The English 8 minute animated adaptation for a preschool audience will be produced by Honouring the Buffalo Productions 1 Inc. for Citytv Saskatchewan, and is based on the illustrations of the late Mike Keepness. Mathilda Lavallee, the widow of the late Raymond Lavalle is onboard as Co-Producer. Co-writers are Alison Kimbley/Judith Silverthorne, and Silverthorne is also Director/Producer. Animator and Editor is Tony Quiñones while Bevann Fox is the Narrator.Through animation of the book’s illustrations, Honouring the Buffalo will introduce kids to the history and culture of the Plains Cree and their relationship with the buffalo
Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend, initially received a book grant from Creative Saskatchewan to help with publishing costs. Production financing is in part from Citytv Saskatchewan, the Canada Media Fund, and Creative Saskatchewan. The program will have its broadcast premiere in early 2023.
A PROMISE TO MY SON
KAY PARLEY: A Mind of Her Own
Kay Parley: A Mind of Her Own broadcast by ACCESS7 TV
Kay Parley: A Mind of Her Own is a riveting account of Kay’s life struggles with mental illness and how she became well enough to train and work as a psychiatric nurse in the very hospital where she was once a patient. She then went on to teach psychology and sociology.
From a time before medicine to experiments with LSD, Kay’s insights continue her advocacy in helping people understand this wide-spread disorder.
The Premiere broadcast was on Access7 TV, Wednesday, September 11, 3:00 p.m., 2019.
Kay Parley Mind of Her Own nominated for the Ruth Shaw Award (Best of Saskatchewan) at the Yorkton Film Festival 2020.
Previous to this Judith Silverthorne owned and operated Spiral Communications Inc., which produced several others documentaries.