SAVE THE DATE 09.28 – 10.01, 2023 | 12th Annual Festival
HEY VICTOR! is a Canadian mockumentary that humorously combines the world of a larger-than-life actor-writer-director Cody Lightning (of child star SMOKE SIGNALS fame) with the artistic, rural, and Native American community that surrounds him as he attempts to forward his version of SMOKE SIGNALS 2. Cody’s outrageous antics skewer the fame-forward world we live in, and himself, wryly as he surreptitiously works to act with other actors from the original SMOKE SIGNALS cast for his guerilla film. While taking his friends and family for granted, Cody begins to discover a crossroads between the values and visions of the life in his imagination and those of the life he actually leads. Offering a satirical exploration of the clash between traditional Native American values and the superficiality of stardom, the film is both a skewering and uniquely entertaining commentary on identity and culture in Western filmmaking.
Cody Lightning (born August 8, 1986) is a Cree actor and filmmaker from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the son of Georgina Lightning and brother of William Lightning and Crystle Lightning. He was a Young Artist Award nominee in 1999 for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor, for SMOKE SIGNALS (1998), and won the American Indian Film Festival award for Best Actor in 2007 for FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND.
MOCKUMENARY | 102 min | CANADA | 2023