Rory Crittenden

Rory Crittenden (Cherokee) is a filmmaker from the Peavine community of the Cherokee Nation. He is a writer, a Heartland Emmy-winning producer and Heartland Emmy-nominated director. From 2018 to 2021 Rory produced stories for four seasons of his tribe’s documentary television series Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People. He currently works as a freelance filmmaker, helping to create content for various Indigenous television programs, governments and community organizations. He is currently producing and directing on a documentary about his paternal grandfather, the first person arrested for murder in Adair County after Oklahoma statehood. Rory is also a contributor to the documentary series Indigenous Cuisine, and recently field directed two episodes of the upcoming Canadian documentary series Warrior Up! focused on the first all-female team of Cherokee Nation Remember the Removal bicycle riders. Rory lives in Tulsa with his wife Christy and their two children.