Directed by Steven Barron
Character’s Name: Thunder Spirit
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The highly anticipated mini-series, Dreamkeeper, aired on ABC television: Part I on Sunday, 28 December 2003, and Part II on Monday, 29 December 2003. Written by John Fusco, this project explores traditional native legends and storytelling through the eyes of an old man, played by August Schellenberg (Black Robe, Free Willy) and his grandson, played by newcomer Eddie Spears (The Slaughter Rules). Michael plays a Thunder Spirit, one of the legendary beings from Iroquoian mythology, who falls in love with a beautiful Iroquois woman, played by Alex Rice. His role was filmed in August 2002, in the Canadian province of Alberta.