First Nations humor is ahaha no laughing matter but darryl nepinak‘s independent filming may make you think else-wise?  
I came across mr. darryl nepinak‘s mini film productions on the facebook at first I said whats going on here then as I gotten more into watching Darryl’s film I then began to appreciate it in a more artistic form and the corny humor was definitely also in the film. its the kind of funny stuff  that I like to watch.
In a brief online chat with darryl nepinak he told me that he was taking a 2 week vacation from the internet to write a script for his next scheduled film production.

Like many other creative artistic people I to am attracted to independent films,  and hey maybe with a bigger budget then maybe we could see good full length  feature film or cable t.v presentations in the future  from mr. darryl nepinak of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada.


Keith Ranville




Essay by Cecilia Araneda

 Working in a parallel manner, Aboriginal filmmakers Kevin Lee Burton, Darryl Nepinak and Caroline Monnet also emerged in this decade, each creating distinct bodies of work connected to their personal life experiences; yet they, too, evolved with a similar do-it-yourself mindset, where small works could be just as significant as major ones. While Nepinak and Monnet developed as filmmakers as a result of the resources and services offered by the Winnipeg Film Group, Burton took a more independent route to his development. Born in God’s Lake Narrows in northern Manitoba, Burton voyaged not to Winnipeg, but instead to Vancouver to start his filmmaking career, and would become the first major Aboriginal filmmaker to emerge from Manitoba. By the time he returned to Manitoba and settled in Winnipeg in the late 2000′s, his work had already been shown at Sundance and been selected for the prestigious TIFF Top Ten. His return to Manitoba coincided with Caroline Monnet’s emergence as a filmmaker, and his influence on her work as her editor and producer is clear as their collective body of work since considers the Aboriginal experience in an urban environment and the impact of the loss of language to cultural identity.



#Frybread Frybread: How to Make Bannock

This week #FrybreadFriday turns its attention to its very close cousin – baked bannock. In this film by Darryl Nepinak, Darryl documents his mother making her version, step by step.

Darryl’s mom makes her recipe in the best possible way – by feel. The process is replete with a curious cat, how to let the dough breathe, toe tapping and even toe kneading…!



True trailblazers

Frontrunners documents the emergence and endurance of “The Indian Group of Seven”

This last role is acknowledged by Mattes with the inclusion of several members of the "next generation" of Aboriginal artists in Winnipeg: Jackie Traverse, Darryl Nepinak, Lita Fontaine and Louis Ogemah. 

Nepinak’s video is a standout, imagining what might’ve been if the Winnipeg-based Indian Group of Seven had their own cable-access variety show. The Norval, Carl, Joseph, Eddy, Daphne, Jackson and Alex Show addresses stereotypes such as alcoholism among Indigenous people or "pointing with the lips," as well as the quirks of the artists he is lampooning with guileless matter-of-fact-ness. Comparisons and judgements about European and Aboriginal art are made in a skit in which Alex Janvier visits the optometrist. As each lens is rotated into focus, the doctor asks him, "Which is better —one or two?" Paintings by either Picasso or Janvier come into focus; as the visit progresses, the Picassos elicit sincere and mellow outbursts of horror from Nepinak as Janvier: "Oh, my God. Go back to No. 1, please. Yes, much better. N0. 2 is horrible."

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