Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023

Hey Viktor!

By Cody Lightning
"Hey Viktor!" is the story of once-famous child actor Cody Lightning, best known as Little Viktor from 1998 cult classic "Smoke Signals". Twenty years removed from childhood fame, Cody Lightning has been forced to move home to his reserve in northern Alberta. He still believes himself to be famous, even though the only parts he gets these days are porn and fracking commercials. But when Cody learns his wife and kids are leaving him for a younger, more successful actor, he decides it's time to quit fucking around and make his masterpiece: writing, directing and starring in "Smoke Signals 2: Still Smoking". A documentary crew follows Cody on his journey around the Indigenous world, re-uniting the original cast, borrowing money from arms dealers and realizing his vision... just in time to realize his vision was shit.

Film Info


Hey Viktor!
Original title
Hey Viktor!
  • Canada
Spoken language
  • English
102 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour




  • Cody Lightning

    Cody Lightning is a world-class, generation-defining actor, iconic for his performance as Little Viktor in 1998’s SMOKE SIGNALS.

    Hailing from Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada, Cody began acting at age 5 in the film Geronimo. Since, he has become one of Hollywood’s most active Indigenous actors, best known for his roles in Smoke Signals, Johnny Depp’s directorial debut The Brave, Rian Johnson’s Brick, and many, many more.

    In 2023, Cody will star in Marvel's upcoming ECHO series.

    In recent years, Lightning has taken on greater creative responsibilities, including producing, directing, and writing, focusing on projects that highlight how fucking hilarious Indigenous people are.

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