NATE AND THE COLONEL Wins 'Best Picture' Award At The American Indian Film and TV Awards!
The Native American awards ceremony that acknowledges indigenous actors in Motion Pictures and Television was held at the Burbank Holiday Inn, and the Indie feature film, Nate and the Colonel, picked up the Best Picture win.
Nate and the Colonel, the epic tale of life on the Western frontier after the Civil War (as seen through the eyes of ex-Confederate Colonel Ben Loftin and his ex-slave, Nate) was produced by Carlos Milano, and was written and directed by Paul Winters.
The film starring Winters as the Colonel and Ricco Ross as Nate, also features Native actors Mark S. Brien, David Midthunder, Billy Day Dodge, Lee Whitestar, Victoria Regina, Al Harrington, Shelly Littlefeather and many others who speak the Native language Ojibwa for a good part of the movie.
Up against Whale Rider, The Missing, On the Corner, and Dancing on the Moon, Nate and the Colonel scored the upset win. Nate and the Colonel is distributed by Artist View Entertainment and MTI Video.
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