He’s My Brother

He’s My Brother

Edmonton / Amiskwaciwâskahikan
8 min | PG Pay what you will, starting at $5 CDN Available online & on-demand Sept 23-Oct 3, 2021

A short film by Barry Bilinsky

Olive Winterbottom as Camera One


Neech learns the hard way that to love is to risk it all – sometimes there just isn’t much you can do but trust the Universe to carry you through. He learns this through the unexpected (and TOTALLY not his fault) death of his precious Hydrangea. How he copes and what the circle of life has in store is another story.

Content Warning: References related to death and mourning

Barry Bilinsky is a professional theatre creator of Metis, Cree and Ukrainian heritage. Based in Alberta, he has worked as a director, curator, performing artist, stage manager, and technical/production manager across Canada with projects centred primarily around the proliferation of Indigenous arts, artists, and collaborations. He is on faculty in the Lougheed Leadership Department at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. He has studied Drama and English at the University of Alberta, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012. Barry is an Artistic Associate with Dreamspeakers Indigenous Film Festival and Akpik theatre, as well as having been involved in many capacities with: Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts; The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society; Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society (REDx Talks); Fool Spectrum Theatre; among others. Barry is committed to developing honest, respectful, and purposefully compassionate creations that challenge the overarching cultural assumptions we often face in the performing arts community.