Explosive Season Three for Blackstone on APTN
WINNIPEG – Blackstone, the popular APTN program is set to go for season three. The new episodes will have their premier broadcasts on September 25th on APTN. The show offers a fictional but gritty look at life on a First Nation Reserve. The series is based out of ‘Blackstone First Nation’ and brings in viewers to some of the realities, meshed carefully with the drama and emotion of life.
Prairie Dog Film + Television is the producer of Blackstone. “Production went very well and the level of talent on this series is exceptional,” says Executive Producer & Director Ron E. Scott. “It may be our most explosive season yet and we look forward to having our viewers experience it.”
Season 3 continues the raw, uncompromising look at the fictional community of Blackstone First Nation. The line that separates those that can still be saved and those that are so far gone becomes dangerously blurred.
Conflict, Struggle and Drama
One by one, conflict and struggle touches the lives and relationships of all the central characters as Blackstone tackles universal themes of domestic violence, criminal justice, child and family welfare, the devastating consequences of addiction, and the long process of healing and reconciliation that comes from the human desire to love, persevere and find hope.
Favourites Return for Season Three
Returning to the show are Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush, Nathaniel Arcand, Steven Cree Molison, Andrea Menard, Justin Rain, Ashley Callingbull, Trevor Duplessis, Ray G. Thunderchild, Bernard Starlight, Julian Black Antelope, Tantoo Cardinal and Garry Chalk.
New faces include John Cassini (Arrow, Intelligence), Tinsel Korey (Sanctuary, The Twilight Saga), Cheri Maracle (Moccasin Flats, Blackfly), Jaren Brandt Bartlett (Living With the Dead, The Twilight Zone), Wayne Charles Baker (Pathfinder, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), and Dakota House (North of 60, One Dead Indian).
Blackstone is produced by Prairie Dog Film + Television, with Ron E. Scott as Executive Producer, Writer and Director, Jesse Szymanski as Producer, and Damon Vignale as Writer / Producer.
Blackstone a Winner
To date, Blackstone has won 20 awards and received 49 nominations. Blackstone is also produced in association with APTN, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Rogers Telefund, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Blackstone is distributed by PPI Releasing, and can currently be seen on Mãori Television in New Zealand, and NITV / SBS in Australia.