As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, this begins the season of storytelling for many Native American Tribes. Native people are storytellers. For generations, our ancestors passed our Indigenous culture on to us through stories shared...
Once again we want to thank Vision Maker Media for their support of ALMOST AN ISLAND. Last week VMM sent ISLAND producer Sharon Wahl to L.A. -- Hollywood! -- to attend a conference put on by the International Documentary Association.
Native filmmakers from Buffalo Nickel Creative (BNC), an Oklahoma-based multifaceted communications agency, were among participants at the Getting Real ’18 conference Sept. 25-17 in Los Angeles.
At any other time, I probably would have focused more on sessions with a practical bent: fundraising, distribution, etc. This year, I was more interested in issues of personal identity, the relationship between filmmaker and audience, and the...
It was nearly impossible to tell whether the stranger passing by was a famous director or a struggling independent filmmaker. Everyone was meshed together, mingling, swapping business cards. Everyone was here for the same reason: Getting Real 2018.
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Kyle, South Dakota- I strolled into my first day of the Rolling REZ Arts Film Camp at Piya Wiconi not quite sure what to expect. Advertised as “a crash course in documentary-style filmmaking,” the film camp was aimed at young creatives wanting to...
The Vision Maker Media/NAMAC conference began the following day and I was honored to hear from some amazing folks at Vision Maker Media. I will post some of the pictures I took with a quick note about what the speaker offered/said.
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A short video from Longhouse Media where they ask Ernest Webb (Cree) his thoughts on talking about Reel Injun and Down the Mighty River at the Ciné Alter'Natif (Film Festival) in France.
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The NAMAC conference held in Minneapolis , MN was a success and most importantly fostered an atmosphere of collaboration and encouragement. This was my first time to attend, and I would encourage participation. The NAMAC conference offered...
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Sept. 5-8 , 2012, Vision Maker Media had their workshop in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We were lucky to have great weather so walking through town to get to our destinations was enjoyable. Our dinner at the Oceanaire Seafood Room, where they...
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This fall, Vision Maker Media brought together a large group of filmmakers for professional development and networking at the Vision Maker Media Producers Workshop 2012 and NAMAC Conference. This was my first time attending their training and...
Minneapolis. The city of Mary Tyler Moore and Prince and the Revolution… and my Dad… back in the day. It had been years since I had set foot in the beautiful city: the air was great, not too cold – not too hot, great food everywhere. So after a...

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