HomeAlumni SuccessAlyssa Alook’s “The Boy and The Braid” wins grant!
New Image College Film Acting Conservatory graduate Alyssa Alook has been awarded the Telus’ Storyhive Indigenous Storyteller Edition grant to produce her amazing film The Boy And The Braid!!!

In this drama, Nathan experiences the good and bad of wearing a braid in today’s society. He embraces his culture as an aboriginal person, sadly, these days wearing your culture has lead people to discriminate, bully, and outcast. Many young first nation boys experience this TODAY. The Boy And The Braid will bring you to tears, then give you hope as we tell Nathan’s story from the inside out. Some people did not survive the residential schools… Some do not survive the EFFECTS of residential schools…

Alyssa was raised in the woodlands of Northern Alberta and is a Cree First Nations actress, writer and film-maker. She later moved to Vancouver to follow her dreams and is now a graduate of New Image College, where she gained a 2 year diploma, in acting for TV and film.
 
The Boy And The Braid will be released in July 2019, and you can watch the Pitch Video for this amazing story below! We can’t wait to see it, Alyssa! Great job and congratulations!