Fourteen years ago, I started out as a one-man-band indie filmmaker, but I've since worked on all kinds of projects, both personal as well as corporate and commercial, in lots of capacities. The big highlight of my career so far is my first feature documentary, A Place to Stand,, which tells the story of the early life of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. This film will be broadcast nationally in 2018.
At the moment, in addition to freelance and contract work, my heart and soul are going into a couple of projects centered around buffalo (bison) set on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. One is fiction, one is non-fiction and both are being produced through Thunderheart Films, which I co-founded with actor/producer Sarah Clarke in 2017.
Drive Them Buffalo
Film by Thunderheart Films (Adventure, Documentary and Short) Director, Producer, Editor An intimate look at the only indigenous tribal-led buffalo drive in North America, Drive Them Buffalo follows members of the Blackfeet Nation as they experience the power of the American bison while driving their herd through rough terrain and hostile weather to their winter pasture -- a rare ritual of stewardship that brings hope for a modern-day cultural rebirth.
Our Last Refuge
Film (Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor Our Last Refuge tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine, the sacred homeland of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, and the decades-long struggle to protect it from oil and gas exploration. The film features voices from all sides of the struggle - Blackfeet elders, local conservationists, and even the law firm pushing for oil exploration. All together, they chronicle the epic saga of this unique landscape, stretching back millennia, and the current legal challenge, the outcome of which could determine the fate of sensitive and sacred lands nationwide. One of the highest profile conservation struggles in recent history, Our Last Refuge is the first in-depth telling of this critical story at a moment in time when the stakes are at their highest. Written by Kings Road Media
Film (Adventure, Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Editor Shot on the real-life Blackfeet buffalo drive and inspired by a true story, Iniskim is a young girl's miraculous journey from trauma to recovery. By reconnecting with the ancient power of the buffalo, the timeless landscape of her ancestors, and the wisdom of her culture, she makes a discovery that will change her life forever.
Half the Big Sky
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A Place to Stand
Film (Documentary and Biography) Director, Producer, Editor A Place to Stand is the amazing story of how Jimmy Santiago Baca -a man with seemingly no future- became a celebrated teacher, poet, novelist, and screenwriter. Based on the critically-acclaimed memoir of the same name, A Place to Stand takes viewers into Jimmy's past and present to uncover how the power of the written word lifted him from the violence and pain that had defined his early life. With powerful revelations from family, friends, and fellow inmates, as well as incredible insight into the early writings that first captured Jimmy's imagination, audiences learn why it's never too late to turn your life around - as long as you have a place to stand. Written by Catamount Films
Unlimited: Renewable Energy in the 21st Century
Film (Short) Director, Producer, Editor Unlimited: Renewable Energy in the 21st Century is a 26 minute documentary about renewable energy and other alternatives to fossil fuels.
The Triumph of William Henry Harrison
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As Cool as Jennifer: Volume 2
Film (Action and Adventure) Camera and Electrical Department A high school student leads a second life as a secret agent.
Portrait of a Whig
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Rutgers University-New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ)