I’m Not Next

A mother escapes an abusive relationship with her daughter. They go to the only place they feel safe: their reserve.

The mother learns she is always going to be a target of violence. She takes back her power by fighting not only for herself but also for her daughter. Will it be enough to get home?

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Tristin Greyeyes

Filmmaker’s statement

This film is important and needs to be shared. Indigenous women are still going missing and being murdered at an alarming rate, and it is not a theme that just goes away.

I changed the name [of the film] to show our resiliency and our strength.

About Tristin Greyeyes

Tristin Greyeyes

Tristin is from the Nehiyaw and the Anishinaabe nations. She is a proud member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.

A third year student named to the dean’s honour list, she is currently completing the degree requirements for her bachelor of motion picture arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver.  She holds a certificate in media arts production from Saskatchewan Polytechnic as well as a diploma in Indigenous independent digital filmmaking from Capilano University.

Tristin is an accomplished artist, creator and storyteller, having already produced seven short films, including I’m Not Next, a project developed for STORYHIVE’s 2018 shorts edition.

She was mentored on independent feature film The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, now on the festival circuit. In 2017, she mentored youth groups as an indie film lab instructor at Pacific Cinémathèque.

Tristin wants to use the art of storytelling to help empower Indigenous people across Turtle Island.

Leave a comment