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Sloane Primiano

Sloane Primiano (Choctaw) grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended high school at Ramon C. Cortines School for Visual and Performing Arts. While there, she won Best Animated Short at the High Schools 2023 Grand Arts Film Festival. Her stop-motion short  film, Kachinas in Space, premiered at the 2023 LA Skins Fest – A… Read more »

Samara Lopez-Jones

Samara Lopez-Jones (she/her) is Choctaw from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and grew up in the Bay Area. She moved to Los Angeles in 2021 where she received her Bachelor’s in Film, TV, & Media Studies at Cal State LA. Samara has directed films that highlight her interests in serving Indigenous communities, assessing community needs,… Read more »

Tamara Stratton

Tamara Stratton grew up in Oklahoma. Her love of storytelling started early in life and she has been a voracious reader since she encountered “A Wrinkle In Time” in the third grade. A chronic daydreamer, she would lose herself in her own imaginative adventures for hours, to the concern of her parents and the annoyance… Read more »

Tony Magaña

Tony Magaña (Western Shoshone, Chilula, and Mexican-American) is a Reno, Nevada-born filmmaker, writer, and every-once-in-awhile Stand-Up comedian currently residing in Las Vegas. His mother works as an elementary grade teacher and his father is a mail carrier. After a very brief stint in Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz, Tony’s attention turned to film studies… Read more »

Noah Rose Keeling

Born and raised in Boulder City, Nevada, Noah Rose Keeling is an LA-based actress-turned-screenwriter, a proud trans woman, and a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. In 2022, she graduated with her MFA in Acting from UC San Diego and sold a family drama pilot to Lionsgate Television with Bob Greenblatt producing.  She is currently… Read more »

Doane Tulugaq Avery

Doane Tulugaq Avery is currently co-writing an unannounced queer western horror film for Blumhouse Productions and most recently co-wrote the forthcoming film MOTHERTRUCKER with Joey Soloway and Taylor Blackburn. Doane is one of three participants selected for the Native American Media Alliance’s 2021 Showrunner Program and one of four participants in the 2021 Sundance Native… Read more »

Amanda WouldGo

Amanda WouldGo (Secwepemc and Wampanoag) is a storyteller whose narrative craft is steeped in the rich traditions of indigenous myths and fantasy. Bearing the Secwepemc word for “story,” slexéy̓em, tattooed on her wrist, she believes that stories have the power to both entertain and heal communities. Her current project draws inspiration from seminal works like… Read more »

Alex Vallo

Alex is a skilled graphic designer and animator hailing from the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico. Currently, he holds the position of Media Specialist at the Pueblo of Santa Ana, where he utilizes his creative talents to design captivating visuals for community events and initiatives. With a degree in Graphic Design from Fort Lewis College,… Read more »

Luis Angel Rossy

Luis Angel Rossy also known as Machete Sound was born in Victorville, a city in the High Desert of Southern California in the fall of 1988. His parents welcomed him into a family with two older sisters. Named after his father, a United States Marine who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New… Read more »

Moki Bear Eagle

Moki Bear Eagle is an Oglala Lakota storyteller from Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.  For Moki, the spark of storytelling began with his father’s love for sharing traditional Lakota stories. Moki’s childhood was filled of cherished memories with his siblings creating their own fantasy worlds and producing simple animations. This was important for… Read more »