Kyle and Nicole Nobess with Aamjiwnaang youth after a two-day session on film industry, photography and YouTube channel creation.

By Greg Plain

AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION—The youth group from Aamjiwnaang First Nation were given the opportunity to spend two days with Kyle Nobess, an actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba, at his Road to Freedom workshop held July 26-27.

Throughout the workshop, Kyle and wife Nicole Nobess took the youth through various experiences in script writing, filming, photography, and discussions on YouTube Channels and opportunities in the film industry/careers.

There were 17 youth from across the Nation in attendance of the workshops, with ages ranging from 12 to 16-years-old.

Kyle Nobess is a Métis actor born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Now an accredited Film Actor and Screen Play Writer, he began his film and television training in 2005, attending local film schools throughout the city. Kyle has had various types of exposure to television, from supporting roles to becoming one of APTN’S top Television personalities.

The group created various film clips and a short trailer for a fictitious movie.

“I was quite happy to attend the workshop as we learned about the filming angles and script writing,” expressed Emma Plain. “Also, the best part for me was the short film we created.”

Jaylene Maclean said “Learning about cold reading of scripts was kind of fun as we learned about the process of filming,” shared Jaylene Maclean. “Our own professional headshots were really fun. Best part of the two days was the making of the short films, you never think how films are made you just watch them.”

“I learned the process of filming and how to act in front of the camera, was very interesting,” noted Launa Romlewski. “The best part of the two-day workshop was – EVERYTHING”

Kyle and Nicole both thanked the group for their hard work on the short films and were quite impressed with the photography session the youth took over the two-day session.