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 Lab. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Doane is a filmmaker of Iñupiaq descent whose stories focus on feminine, queer, and Indigenous character-driven narratives. She was the recipient of the LA Skins Fest Emerging Filmmaker Award and the imagineNATIVE Jane Glassco Award for Emerging Talent. Her short films have screened at Outfest, Oaxaca Film Fest, Seattle Queer Film Festival, REDCAT, Māoriland, the Hamilton Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, and the Cinematheque in Winnipeg. She was selected as a fellow for the Sundance Institute + IAIA Native Writers Workshop, the Barcid Foundation’s Native American TV Writers Lab, and the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Room sponsored by the Pop Culture Collaborative. She received an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts.