Charine Pilar Gonzales

Charine Pilar Gonzales (San Ildefonso Pueblo) is a Tewa writer/director. She enjoys producing a wide range of artistic and impactful films, including live-action narrative fiction, short docs, and stop motion projects. She’s currently in post-production for her short narrative fiction film River Bank, a modern interpretation of robin hood where a young Tewa woman gives to the River, and the River gives back to the Pueblo people. Gonzales is the Lead Editor for Native Lens, a crowdsourced collaboration by Rocky Mountain PBS and KSUT Tribal Radio. She was a 2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Program Native Lab Artist in Residence and a 2021 Artist in Business Leadership Fellow through First Peoples Fund. She was also selected for the 2021 Jackson Wild Media Lab Fellowship. Gonzales is a recent graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, where she earned a BFA in Cinematic Arts and Technology. She is also an alumna of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where she received a BA in English – Communication. Her favorite foods are red chile stew, chicos, and oven bread. She resides on Tewa lands in Santa Fe, New Mexico.