The year is 2121. Brilliant billboards, seamless and seemingly endless, light up the flyway. A young man, sporting a black jetsuit and a dreadhawk, zooms through the air, propelled by a fusion-powered jet pack.

The first episode introduces us to Hunter in his environment. Tired of his life as a hired gun, Hunter wants to do something different. He realizes that he can use his edutainment system –his TimeTraveller™-- to find guidance to his own path. Thus begins his journey.

It also introduces us to TimeTraveller™ the device that has revolutionized the History industry. Hunter punches in some keywords and finds himself in Fort Calgary, 1875, at a showing of a panorama –a precursor to the modern movie. The panorama is being used to tell the story of the Minnesota Massacre, an important event in First Nations history. Being from the future, Hunter possesses a highly developed sense of marketing spin, but he marvels at the efficacy of this unsophisticated agit-prop. He decides to go to the actual event to learn the truth.
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Script, Direction, Camera, Editing
Skawennati

Voice of Hunter
Nicholas Fragnito

Production Assistants
Angela Gabereau
Nancy-Elizabeth Townsend
Bea Parsons
Mohannad Al-Khatib
Charlotte Fisher
Sahar Homami

Sound Design
Shawn Mullen

Additional Voices

Tim Armstrong
Jason E. Lewis
Walter Scott
Mohannad Al-Khatib
Morgan Kennedy
Julian Maree

Music
Julian Maree

Military Consultant
Jay Dearhouse

Panorama Images
Minnesota Massacre
Artist Unknown, ca. 1863
Collection of Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Canada
66.19.6.1-42
glenbow.org

Filmed on location in Second Life at
AbTeC Island
(59, 115, 35)

An Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace Project
AbTeC.org

With Generous Funding from
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture
Hexagram Research Institute
Canada Council for the Arts
Concordia University

Produced by Obx Labs

Executive Producer
Jason E. Lewis

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TimeTraveller™- a machinima series by Skawennati

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TimeTraveller™ is a multiplatform project, begun in 2007 and completed in 2013, that includes a website at TimeTravellerTM.com and a nine-episode machinima series. Together they tell the story of Hunter, an angry young Mohawk man living in…


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TimeTraveller™ is a multiplatform project, begun in 2007 and completed in 2013, that includes a website at TimeTravellerTM.com and a nine-episode machinima series. Together they tell the story of Hunter, an angry young Mohawk man living in the 22nd century. Despite his impressive range of traditional skills as a hunter, warrior, and ironworker, Hunter is unable to find his way in an overcrowded, hyperconsumerist, technologized world. In an act of desperate clarity, he has decided to use his edutainment system—his TimeTraveller™—to embark on a technologically enhanced vision quest that immerses him in historical events significant to First Nations, such as the Dakota Sioux Uprising, the Oka Crisis and the occupation of Alcatraz Island. Along the way, he meets Karahkwenhawi, a young Mohawk woman from our time, who also gets a pair of TimeTraveller™ glasses. Together they criss-cross time and Turtle Island, discovering the complexity of history, and of truth itself.

Written, directed, shot and edited by Skawennati.

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