Horned Serpent Productions is an Edmonton-based Indigenous film production company, established in 2018. Its parent company is Treaty 6 Productions, whose credits include a number of award-winning animated short films.
Sharlene Millang – Actor/Producer
Before setting out to produce film, Sharlene asked a mentor what she did as a producer … her answer was “Whatever no one else is doing!”. As an independent producer, that is exactly what Sharlene does. She’s done everything from acquiring funding to casting and location scouting to marketing and distribution. Sharlene’s films are proudly Alberta-made and she has attended screenings all over North America where the films have won awards.
Abducted has been a “baby” with a multi-year gestation period. For this film, Sharlene was part of the research team and had the privilege of hearing stories from Indigenous women and men, former gang members, law enforcement people who worked with Edmonton gangs, Indigenous elders and so many passionate artists and educators. It is a passion project for the team, and they are looking forward to sharing this gripping story with the world.
Steven McMichael- Action Director /Producer
Steven is a former United States Marine (1989-1994) who served in Operation Desert Storm. He has been living and working in his adopted home of Canada for 25+ years. Being a former international martial arts champion, Steve was the first true acrobatic martial art film fighter in Canada. Some of Steve’s most notable stunt credits include Hugh Jackman’s stunt double on the first X-Men and multiple doubling credits on “I, Robot” and “Fantastic Four” just to name a few out of 65+ feature films and 50+ TV Series.
Steven’s transition from performer to stunt coordinator, fight choreographer, swordmaster and second unit director all started when Glenn Boswell (The Matrix) added Steven to the “I, Robot” stunt coordinating team in (2002). Other notable credit include ‘”The Hobbit” trilogy and Apple’s flagship streaming series, “See“’ with Jason Momoa. Second unit director credits include “Tin Star” with Tim Roth, ‘Land’ with Robin Wright and “‘A Teacher” with Kate Mara and many others.
Funding provided by Telefilm Canada, Government of Alberta, the Indigenous Screen Office and producer investment.