MNO staff member and citizen to be featured in “The Making of King Lear” documentary

Hanging with the Hendricks
Theresa Hendricks being filmed for The Making of King Lear documentary at
MNO head office in Ottawa.

In 2012, MNO staff member and citizen Theresa Hendricks and family were volunteer actors in the all-Aboriginal production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Starring the late August Schellenberg, the production was Schellenberg’s long-time vision which after 40 years, became a reality. The play was a great success and it is currently being made into a documentary.

Creating the documentary entitled The Making of King Lear is the production company Ungrateful Daughters Productions (UDP) Documentary Inc..

The Hendricks family was approached by UDP and asked if they were willing to be featured in the documentary. Eager to take part in the project, Theresa, her husband Keith and their two daughters Marissa and Jordan were set to film a “day in the life” sequence.

Each day a camera crew would follow one of the family members from morning to night. They followed the girls to school, Keith to his job as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officer whose current position is with the Prime Minster Protective Detail, and Theresa to the MNO head office. Each family member was also interviewed one-on-one in their Ottawa home.

The documentary is set to air on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). A date is yet to be released but the project is anticipated to be complete in late 2014.