A 24-year-old member from the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in northern Saskatchewan is receiving the limelight after starring in a the prequel to the Predator film franchise.
Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat stars as character Itsee within the science fiction motion movie referred to as Prey, which is the fifth installment of the Predator collection. It was a second of disbelief when Kytwayhat realized that he was auditioning for the franchise.
“All of us simply thought like, ‘Oh, it’s simply one other one other interval piece about Indigenous folks,” he stated. “It was really like a day or two earlier than I went to L.A. is when my (administration) staff instructed me, ‘Harlan, don’t be shocked, however we’re fairly certain that is the fifth Predator movie you’re going to audition for.’ My thoughts simply exploded … I (tried) to keep up my calmness. (It) was an enormous deal.”
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The movie was launched on Disney Plus on Aug. 5, 2022. When the movie was first streamed, Kytwayhat felt the hype surrounding the film and his position in it.
“I really stayed up till 3 a.m. to attend for the movie to launch (and) I watched it,” he stated. “After I (woke) up, Instagram and Reddit, lots of people had been similar to saying, ‘Oh, my God … no method, that is loopy.’ I nonetheless love going again and studying these feedback and simply considering like ‘these are like followers in a way (who) are actually simply supporting … I’m nonetheless loving each second of it.”
To arrange for the movie, Kytwayhat introduced his archery expertise to the desk previous to filming. He and the movie crew skilled an entire month in bootcamp the place they ran eventualities, labored out and realized to do the Comanche archery shoot.
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Kytwayhat grew up within the city of Meadow Lake, which is half hour from his residence neighborhood of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation. He was found whereas he was working at his neighborhood’s golf membership.
“Somebody who simply occurred to work within the movie and TV business got here in for lunch and I assume I sparked one thing up that clicked of their head,” he stated. “They got here and chatted to me after their meal. And right here I’m 4 years later.”
Kytwayhat additionally starred within the TV collection Shoresy and Tribal. He’s at the moment working one other movie referred to as Warrior Sturdy. He plans to return to Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation after filming and proceed auditioning for movies down the street.
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