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Gina East

Gina East (Isleta Pueblo) is a writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her screenplay, What the Crows Saw, placed in multiple screenwriting competitions. Notably, it won the Grand Prize at the Creative World Awards and was a Quarterfinalist in Final Draft’s Big Break – Diversity Feature. In addition, she was a Fellow at NAMA’s… Read more »

Kendall Davis

Kendall Davis is a writer and comedian based in NYC and is proud to be an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas, she earned a degree in biology from Hendrix College and worked in education equity in Washington, DC for three years after graduating. Kendall moved to New… Read more »

Zachary Takacs

Zachary Takacs is Absentee Shawnee writer, artist, and animator and is a current student at Arizona State University studying animation with a minor in digital culture. They have always taken pride in their Native American heritage, and as an artist, they are excited to witness future Native representation enter the world of entertainment. While their… Read more »

Ahyoka Saas

Second City Chicago and Harold Ramis Film School alum Ahyoka Saas is a Two-Spirit comedy writer. Their work explores ubiquitous situations through their cheerfully sardonic lens of satire. As a writer, director, and performer who has grappled with mental illness and disabilities, Ahyoka has found comedy to not only be a helpful coping skill in… Read more »

Teresa “Erin” Parker

Teresa “Erin” Parker (Absentee Shawnee/Kiowa/Cherokee/Kickapoo) is a Native American educator living in Tulsa, OK. In 2022 she received a scholarship through the Cherokee Nation Film Office for a Writing for the Screen Workshop at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. During that Writing for the Screen Workshop she developed a 5-minute short from logline to final screen play…. Read more »

JessiAnne “Griffin” Rooms

JessiAnne “Griffin” Rooms is a two-spirit, non-binary Native American (Hoopa Valley Tribe) singer, author, artist, and animator. Griffin has written many stories, though none have reached infamy as of yet, however they hold out hope that one day they will! Their stories and fantasy world’s mainly center on queer, disabled and/or neuro divergent characters of… Read more »

Frankie Morin

Frankie Jo Morin grew up in Belcourt, North Dakota, within the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation. Interested in art and storytelling her entire life, she hopes to become a professional comic book artist and or writer, animator, or a storyboard artist. Inspired by animated and written stories she’s become an autodidact of frame… Read more »

Randy Scott Kelsey 

Growing up is never easy. My life began with me fighting for survival as the umbilical cord slithered around my neck, squeezing the life out of me. My birth was the first time I fought for my life and it wouldn’t be the last. After years of abuse from the hands of my family I… Read more »

Dacotah Hasvold

Dacotah Hasvold is a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe. In 2019 he graduated with a degree in Media Communications from Haskell Indian Nations University, where he wrote for the Indian Leader. He followed up his production career at a local web series that focused on Native American issues. He developed his production acumen… Read more »

Jim Warne

Educator-Advocate-Filmmaker Jim Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota. Jim earned a BS from Arizona State University and a MS from San Diego State University. Jim created continuing Education programs at SDSU Interwork Institute from 1993-2015. He has written over 50 million in grants and contracts for universities and Tribal Nations. Currently, Jim is… Read more »