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California Indian (2011)

R | | Drama | 20 November 2011 (USA)
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Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Rich Knight
... Jonathan Jensen
Timothy Andrew Ramos ... Nick Thomas
... Charles 'Chi' Thomas
... April Cordova
Emil Zidek ... Todd Garrett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Himself
Jaime Boggs ... Casino Tribal Leader
Fiona Byrnes ... Party Girl - Hotel
Chris ... Police Officer
Clayton Duncan ... Leonard
Andre Dupont ... Brian
Steve Eggie Elliot ... Elmer Ellis
Kathleen Escude ... Nurse
Suna Flores ... Front Desk Attendent
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Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.

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Rated R for language and some drug content
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$300,000 (estimated)
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Writer producer Laurien Francis aka Laurie Kinzer wrote and produced Rancheria -award winning short film that California Indian is based on her 20 years as a documentarian at Big Valley Rancheria in Northern California where her children are registered members of Native American indigenous tribe. See more »

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The story was there but...,
30 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I wanted this to be so great because I know Tim Ramos, who wrote, directed & played the lead role. I wrote a review over at "Examiner News" after finally watching the film online. I was into the movie & story until I saw a boom microphone drop down into two shots. That just ruined it for me. It broke into reality. I also thought Nick (Tim) had more of a brother relationship with his best friend Ron instead of Chi (Gil Birmingham). I just didn't believe it. I really liked the sports radio DJ idea & wished there was more. Visually, the reservation home, landscapes & lakes had character. I just can't get over that boom microphone. But hey, Tim gave it his best shot as a native filmmaker. All the best Tim. RP


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