Native filmmakers deserve credit for introducing audiences to sophisticated Native characters and for portraying Native people and their stories accurately. But those projects can’t get off the ground without funding. Securing a film’s finances takes connections, compromise and a strong business sense. We’ll get a view from behind the camera as Native filmmakers reveal their ideas for managing independent film projects.
Ramona Emerson (Diné) – Filmmaker and co-owner of Reel Indian Pictures
Ben-Alex Dupris (enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes) – Director/Producer
Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga) – Filmmaker
Razelle Benally (Lakota and Diné) – Independent filmmaker
Break 1 Music: Niizh Straight (song) Niizhoo Sullivan (artist) Rez Kid Rhythm (album)
Break 2 Music: Apsaalooke Double Beat (Sung for Head Lady Dancer Dora Old Elk) (song) Warscout (artist) Scouts (album)