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‘Thunderbird’: New indie movie stars former Kelowna Secondary College grad

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A former Kelowna Secondary College grad is about to get his large break.

Colten Wilke is starring in a brand new function movie referred to as Thunderbird, which is ready for launch on Friday

“It’s a little bit of a thriller, form of supernatural drama,” director Nicholas Treeshin informed International Information.

“However these two major characters should work collectively to form of remedy the thriller, remedy the crime.”

One of many movie’s major characters is Will Brook, a person with a haunting previous, and is deftly performed by Colten Wilke, who grew up in Kelowna.

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“The supernatural facet of the Thunderbird sphere form of looms over the entire movie,” Wilke stated.

“As we get into Will’s mindset and his darkish historical past, he’s form of affected by these darkish forces that he sees in his thoughts.”

With out going into too many spoiler alerts, the religious incarnation of these darkish forces is the legendary Indigenous Thunderbird.


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The brand new movie is definitely Wilke’s first foray into appearing, a craft he was first launched to at KSS.

“I received somewhat little bit of a style in highschool, but it surely actually wasn’t sufficient to pursue it,” Wilke defined.

However Wilke doesn’t need to be outlined as simply an actor.

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He’s an aspiring filmmaker who’s prepared to do no matter it takes to finest serve the narrative of the story he’s trying to inform — whether or not it’s screenwriting, directing or cinematography.

“I’m simply actually keen to inform nice tales and make genuine form of indie options,” stated Wilke.


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That’s why Wilke’s now busy unravelling the tale of a train that disappeared into Slocan Lake in 1947.

It’s a feature-length documentary with the working title ‘The Shipwrecked Hogger.’

Wilke says the venture was partly impressed by Gold Trails and Ghost Cities — a present Wilke says he grew up watching on the Okanagan’s Very Personal CHBC, now International Okanagan.

“We needed to make a documentary that may convey that form of outdated storytelling and blend that with some new-age know-how of discovering this outdated relic,” he stated.

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That’s to not say if Hollywood comes calling for a number one man, Wilke received’t reply the decision.

Nonetheless, he stated his ardour lies in “discovering the tales that I wish to be behind, and discovering the place I match finest to assist with that.”

Thunderbird begins streaming Friday on Amazon Prime.




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