Born in Arizona, I was raised on the country’s largest Native American reservation, The Navajo Nation. My parents taught on the ‘rez,’ and constantly encouraged creativity. My mother is a veteran photographer of 30+ years, and my father is a Smithsonian-recognized artist.
Starting my professional career in entertainment, first as an editor, shaped the way I direct to this day - with a clear vision of a project's needs before production begins. This lead me to work with such industry moguls as Marta Kauffman and Quentin Tarantino. My work has earned a Grammy nomination, its place on the Oscar's short list, and a Telly Award for United Film House's first commercial production.
MTV recently bought the half hour scripted comedy I produced and directed, “La Woman."
Name: Blake West
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: United Film House