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Happy Thanksgiving

NY Premiere

Director: ishkwaazhe Shane McSauby

United States, 2023, 8 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2024

Category:Narrative Short

Genres:Drama, Horror, Dark Comedy

Cast:Ajuawak Kapashesit

Crew:Writer: ishkwaazhe Shane McSauby. Producers: Jess X Snow, Eris Qian, Raleigh Chadderdon.


A Native American man takes a Happy Thanksgiving wish from a bank teller so personally, his rage drives him to carry out a bizarre revenge plan.

About the director

ishkwaazhe Shane McSauby is an enrolled member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Shane is a former Sundance Institute fellow and has an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in writing and directing.

Shane’s films have screened in tribal communities, museums and film festivals around the world including Aspen Shortsfest, Atlanta Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and Santa Fe International Film Festival.

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