Ivy MacDonald

Ivy MacDonald

Ivy is a Blackfeet filmmaker that is enrolled in the Blackfeet tribe of Northern Montana. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2016 with a BFA in Digital Filmmaking. Immediately after graduation she worked with Tracy Rector at Longhouse Media as a production assistant. For the past two years she has been documenting the missing and murdered indigenous women and girl’s crisis. Which has led to her first feature length documentary, When They Were Here, which is focused on the MMIWG crisis in the state of Montana. Ivy has shown her work nationally including at the ACLU National Conference in Washington DC. Most recently she was named a Native American Filmmaker Fellow at the 2019 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival as well as a Fourth World Media Fellow at the Seattle International Film Festival. Ivy is attached to the Perma Red tv series based on the book from Salish author Debra Magpie Earling. Ivy believes in the importance of indigenous forms of storytelling and works to give voice to the communities she works with. 

Job Title: 
Assistant Director
Tribal Affiliation: 
Blackfeet/Shoshone