Rory Crittenden

Rory Crittenden / ᎤᎵᏍᎦᏂ is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and documentarian from the Peavine community of the Cherokee Nation. He has won six Heartland Regional Emmys for his past work directing and producing nonfiction content for the Cherokee Nation.In 2022, Rory became one of the recipients of Firelight Media’s SPARK Fund. His western television pilot Goingsnake was a quarter-finalist in the 2022 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, and he was a finalist in the Almanack Screenwriters 2023 October Colony with his horror screenplay Blood Red and Goin’ Down. He has participated in multiple filmmaking labs by the Native American Media Alliance, including the Native American Writers Seminar, Native American Feature Film Writers Lab, and the Native American Unscripted Workshop.Rory is a Cherokee history nerd and a pro-wrasslin’ enthusiast. He makes his living as a freelance filmmaker, helping to craft media for various Indigenous governments, television programs, and community organizations. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Christy, and their two children.