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Brad Munoa

Brad Munoa is a writer, director, and producer for the Pechanga Creative Studios in Temecula, CA. He studied film production at the University of Southern California and graduated in 2005. Since then he has worked in many capacities creating content for the Pechanga Tribal Government and commercials for Pechanga Resort Casino. In 2017 Brad was… Read more »

Geoffrey Kie

Geoffrey Kie (he, him, his, they), is Big Corn Clan, and Little Turquoise Clan from the Pueblo of Laguna. Geoff has received his Bachelors of Science in Applied Indigenous Studies with a minor in Journalism from Northern Arizona University. He completed his Master’s with Distinction in Communication with an emphasis in Documentary Studies at NAU… Read more »

Matt Kappele

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Matt Kappele is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Matt’s love for film began at a young age when he would spend summers with his Choctaw grandmother, who introduced him to many of his favorite films, such as Godzilla, King Kong, and Jurassic Park, to name a… Read more »

Geneva Horse Chief

From an early age, four or five, I was set on becoming a storyteller, a painter, an actress, a journalist, a writer, a reporter, anything I could do to help people to be informed and knowledgeable about underrepresented groups and issues. The problems associated with lack of awareness are all too familiar to me as… Read more »

Ramona Emerson

Ramona Emerson is a Diné writer and filmmaker originally from Tohatchi, New Mexico. She received her degree in Media Arts in 1997 from the University of New Mexico and her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) in 2015 from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She has worked as a professional videographer, writer, and editor for… Read more »

Julia Leatham

Julia (Cherokee Nation) is a writer from Los Angeles, California. She discovered passion for writing and performance art through spoken word poetry and drag. After graduating from Yale in May with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she workshopped a feature script in the inaugural Native American Media Alliance writing seminar. While at Yale,… Read more »

Kelly Byars

Kelly Byars is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He moved to New Mexico in 1983 and attended the Institute of American Indian Arts where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in Three-Dimensional Art. He has worked as a stone sculptor for over twenty-five years, he has won several blue first place… Read more »

Roberto A. Jackson

Roberto A. Jackson is a writer/director from Phoenix, Arizona, and a member of the Gila River Indian Community. He directed his first screenplay, “Indios Primeros,” after winning the Creative Spirit Short Screenplay Contest (InterTribal Entertainment) in 2009. In 2015, he released the full-length feature film “In Circles,” with his brother and partner, Claude A. Jackson,… Read more »

Emma Barrow

Emma Barrow is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She comes from a family of artists and has a BFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts. Her writing often centers complex intergenerational family dynamics and her goal is to amplify Indigenous stories and voices. She is the Northwest Screenwriters Guild 2021 Stowe Story… Read more »

Lewayne “Buddy” McQueen

Lewayne “Buddy” McQueen (Ely Shosone Tribe)has been performing improv for over a decade and produced his own improv show for over eight years. He was part of the award winning Alibi The Show in Las Vegas and made it to the semi-finals of Four Directions talent search. He has a BFA in film and digital media from University of… Read more »