Gerald Auger – actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and motivational speaker of Woodland Cree descent from Alberta, Canada is taking his film projects by storm, continuing his mission to change the Hollywood stereotype of Indigenous people and how they are perceived. We Are: Justice Nation campaign, Windcatcher, Lost Face, and Anichkov Bridge are his latest additions taking new heights this fall. Awarded the National Native Role Model Award by the Governor General of Canada and as a recipient of the Rotary International Integrity Award for the Avenue of Nations in Alberta, Auger steps up to the plate as a man of high regard who is ready to change the face of Hollywood.
Auger’s standpoint is that Hollywood is still not representing people of color, especially the Indigenous in a respectful or authentic way. He signed on We Are: Justice Nation with Mindshadow Entertainment (mindshadowonline.com) and Windcatcher (WindcatcherTheMovie.com) because both projects respect and honor Indigenous people, language, culture and history. Auger also emphasizes the importance of the social media hashtag #Oscarsowhite as a movement towards the change needed in Hollywood to include people of all race and color equally.
Auger is the face behind We Are: Justice Nation that is an International campaign by Mindshadow Entertainment for the Superhero genre. They are currently working on a platform for this campaign that includes a comic book, an animated series and a feature film. We Are: Justice Nation is about the modern day hero and shero as the Voice of this generation and the next.
Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea is an epic film now in development by Spirit Wind Films. The Windcatcher project is the story of Lewis and Clark Expedition from Sacajawae’s perspective which for the first time is from an Indigenous woman’s perspective and has never been done before in Hollywood. Auger plays Chief Cameahwait. The Windcatcher team is devoted and passionate to not only Sacajawea and her story, but also to Indigenous languages, cultural preservation, and providing internships for Indigenous young people.
Lost Face, starring Gerald Auger and Martin Dubreuil, alongside some of Canada’s finest indigenous talent, has so far experienced a fantastic and epic run on the 2016 short film circuit. Kicking off at the Cannes Métrage Short Film Corner, it has also been accepted into The LA Shorts Fest, Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), LA Lift Off Festival and the Canberra Short Fest in Australia. Lost Face has already recently won the Open category of the AFI/AACTA Social shorts online competition in Australia and will soon be featured on the prestigious Short of the Week website. Lost Face will be screening at the Calgary International Film Festival on September 25, 2016.
Anichkov Bridge which was filmed in St. Petersburg Russia is premiering on September 22, 2016. Anichkov Bridge is one of the stories from the Petersburg, A Selfie collection by director Natalia Kudryashova, which is a collection of 7 stories about Russia’s most beautiful city through the perspective of 7 women on the concept of love. Auger plays a Native American Spirit with a rockstar style who is encountered in the physical realm.
Auger has been working in the entertainment industry since being discovered at the opening ceremonies of the 1995 Canada Winter Games. He had a supporting role in Gunslinger’s Revenge with Harvey Kietel and the Late David Bowie, a lead role in the National Geographic IMAX-production Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West, Hallmark Entertainment TV miniseries Dreamkeeper. Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks miniseries Into the West, CTV’s Luna: Spirit of The Whale, FUBAR 2, Western Confidential, The Plateau, CBC’s Strange Empire and AMC’s Hell on Wheels as Pawnee Killer.
Auger also produced and starred in the horror Bohemian Blood in which he plays an Indigenous Cult leader. He produced, wrote and also directed the short film Walking Alone for National Film Board, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and CBC. His directorial debut with National Film Board of Canada documentary Honour Thy Father won Best Film Representing Cultural Diversity at the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards in 2009.
He worked on the sequel to his film Honour Thy Father, which deals with how Christianity has disconnected Indigenous spirituality in Indigenous country. He is currently producing a new series he developed and wrote The Ancients with Dark Mass Productions. A series about the coming of age of a young medicine man in the vampire genre. Auger continues to produce films, television series and documentaries aiming to advance the status and expose the stereotyping of his people. Auger latest roles are doing just that, playing an Indigenous Cult Leader in horror to a modern day Native American Spirit with a rock star style in Russia.
Auger has been on his spiritual journey for over 20 years. It has taught him that life is not what it seems in the physical world. That humanity needs to come together in unity and healing for the children and their children’s children. That the division being created by the human being is only going to lead to more chaos, confusion and mayhem in life for our children and those yet to be born.
Gerald is available for interviews and photographs upon request.
For more information and interview requests please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575
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