John Prophet is haunted by his past. His memories cloud each sleepless night and his waking hours.
These memories are fractured expressions of his past, but John can’t make out the difference between the past and the present, between delusion and reality.
John’s existance and survival depends on his claims both to his past and his right to spiritual freedom in the present.
Writer: Michael Greyeyes
Director/producer: Byron McKim
Byron McKim says:
“Triptych is one of six short films from the series Dancing with Spirit that explores the history of Aboriginal life and myths as told through contemporary dance.
I commissioned Michael Greyeyes to create a contemporary dance program that would explore homeless natives living in an urban environment. He based his outline on stories his mother told him of occurrences First Nations Peoples experienced living in the residential school system.
We shot the film in the streets of Toronto where hundreds of natives live homeless.”
About Byron McKim
Byron’s producing and directing experience is comprised of film and television. He has been writing, producing and directing award-winning projects through his company Soaring Heart Pictures Inc.
Byron’s short film The King of Siam was officially selected to be screened at the Short Film Corner in Cannes 2007, the LA International Short Film Festival, Australian International Film Festival, India Short Film Festival and won Jury Award for Best Short Film Drama at the Long Island International Film Expo.
In 2005 Byron was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program for the one-hour Aboriginal dance program that he produced and directed titled Quest, which has been shown on APTN and SCN.
His latest accomplishment is a collection of six half-hour Aboriginal dance programs for Bravo! Television titled Dancing with Spirit.
Byron received two Gemini Award nominations for Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program for Here on Earth and Triptych. Triptych also won the Yorkton Golden Sheaf Award in 2009.
Byron is creatively involved in pre-production of his first feature film titled Steam, a dark and sexy thriller about bank robberies, twisted relationships and obsession.