Nearly 30-year film and television actor from Los Angeles, Troy Ruptash, hosted a youth and adult acting workshop at the Elks Hall in Vegreville on August 10. Ruptash has written the new film, They Who Surround Us, which honours Ukrainian settlers and their culture, and he will also be acting and directing the film. He and other production team members are formerly from Vegreville and he is thrilled with the opportunity to give back to the community. According to Sandra Coley
Written and directed by Troy Ruptash (formerly of Vegreville, AB), who played the real Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, They Who Surround Us (TWSU) honours Ukrainian settlers and their culture.
From the forests of Ukraine, where the UPA struggles to keep the Ukrainian identity alive to the rich farmland of the Canadian Prairies, TWSU is a story of intergenerational trauma, where the past haunts a young Alberta farmer who is dealing with incredible grief after the sudden the loss