Rory Crittenden is a screenwriter, director, and producer from the Peavine community of the Cherokee Nation. He is a winner of six Heartland Regional Emmys for his past documentary work for his tribe. In 2022 he became a recipient of Firelight Media’s SPARK Fund, underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He participated in the Native American Media Alliance’s 2nd Annual Native American Writer’s Seminar and was chosen as a fellow for NAMA’s 5th Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab. His western television pilot Goingsnake was a quarter-finalist in the 2022 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest. Rory is a Cherokee history nerd and a pro-wrasslin’ enthusiast. He makes his living as a freelance filmmaker, helping to create media for various Indigenous governments, television programs and community organizations. Rory lives in Tulsa with his wife Christy and their two children.