Prairie Dog Film + Television announces that principle photography starts this week on season five of the hit dramatic television series Blackstone. This authentic series continues to rip stories from the headlines and explore substantial issues such as the missing and murdered aboriginal women epidemic and the alarming number of child deaths in foster care, many of which are indigenous. The series shoots in Edmonton and the surrounding area until June 2015. Blackstone season five is slated to air on APTN in fall 2015.
“Season five will be raw, real and powerful in the true form of Blackstone storytelling,” says Ron E. Scott Executive Producer, Writer and Director, “We will continue to tell the stories that no one else tells.”
Returning cast this season includes Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush, Steven Cree Molison, Glen Gould, Justin Rain, and Tantoo Cardinal. Also returning next season is Jennifer Podemski, Cheri Maracle, John Cassini, Frank Cassini, Garry Chalk, Darrell Dennis, and Jessica Matten.
Blackstone is produced by Prairie Dog Film + Television, with Ron E. Scott as Executive Producer, Writer and Director, Jesse Szymanski as Co-Executive Producer, Damon Vignale as Writer/Producer. The series currently broadcasts in Canada on APTN, in the United States on Hulu, in New Zealand on Maori Television, in Australia on SBS/NITV, and is internationally distributed by PPI Releasing.
Blackstone has been nominated for 75 awards, winning 26 including two Geminis, six Leo Awards and multiple Alberta Film & Television Awards.
Blackstone is produced in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, the Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.www.blackstonetheseries.com