Content not appropriate for children under 13 years

Glenburn 12 WP

Dramatic Short | Tanis Parenteau

A Mohawk woman whose friend is missing goes on a journey to uncover the killer. A Native American woman and a Black man walk into a bar taking refuge from the “die-in” protests at Grand Central over police brutality. With the pub deserted and the bartender strangely absent, these two strangers have their run of the place. But as the liquor starts to flow, so do some inconvenient truths. Based on the play by Vickie Ramirez produced at 59E59 Theaters in NYC.



Tanis Parenteau

TANIS PARENTEAU (Métis/Cree) is an actor, producer and casting director. As a producer, her work focuses on decolonizing the entertainment space by uplifting contemporary Indigenous stories by Indigenous writers, smashing harmful Indigenous stereotypes and creating opportunities for Indigenous people above and below the line. Her debut short film, 'A Big Black Space' had its broadcast premiere on ARTÉ and she is developing multiple Indigenous-led series and features. Tanis is on the SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee, a member of the North American Indigenous Center of New York, Tribal Liaison at AlterTheater and Casting Associate at Tbd Casting Co. Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The New School for Drama.

Yvonne Russo

YVONNE RUSSO (Sicangu Lakota) is an award-winning producer, director and writer of film, television and animation. She’s currently directing RING OF FIRE: The Life of Annie Mae Aquash an activist who fought for Indigenous rights with the American Indian Movement. She’s producing with Amy Kaufman, Caroline Waterlow and Ezra Edelman for ONYX Collective/HULU. She’s also serving as a Producer on KELLY’S BAR an indie drama about a Mi’kmaq Indian man and an Irish-American woman who fall in love in an impoverished and racially divided 1980’s South Boston. She’s producing with Casey Affleck. She is the creator, director, producer and writer of TINY TOT NATION an animated children’s series currently in development with Vision Maker Media.

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Project Coordinator​

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.