Industry Spotlight: A Journey Into Filmmaking From the Cherokee Nation

Dylan Brodie grew up inside the Cherokee Nation. To be specific, he calls Ramona, Oklahoma, home. It’s a charming town in Adair County with a population of 500, give or take a few.

By |2020-07-17T10:00:34-05:00July 16, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: Meet a Native Filmmaker Working To Bring Others’ Projects to Life

Sometimes you just know your life’s passion, even at an early age. That was true for Adam Piron, a Kiowa and Mohawk filmmaker who grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. From the early years to college, film was constantly on his mind, so it was easy for him to pick a career path as he set out [...]

By |2020-06-19T11:18:26-05:00June 19, 2020|Education, Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Q&A with the OklaHomies Short Film Contest Filmmakers: The Inspiration Behind “This Suds for You”

We’re still over here laughing at so many of the funny and creative films submitted to the OklaHomies Short Film Contest! The contest truly showcased local talent in the Oklahoma film industry and shed a lot of light on how anyone can make a movie. In case you missed it, you can still watch ALL [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:58:36-05:00May 8, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Spotlight: Meet the Purgets! Dynamic Duo and Cherokee Nation Citizens Talk About Their Experience in the Film Industry

If you’ve ever thought about getting into the film industry, the Purgets have great advice for you! Rachel and Max Purget are a mother and son duo, both Cherokee Nation citizens, who currently work in the film industry in L.A. and Oklahoma. Rachel is an acting manager for Max, a media specialist for nonprofits and [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:59:13-05:00April 30, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Q&A with OklaHomies Short Film Contest Filmmakers: A Cherokee Nation Citizen’s Inspiration Behind His Short Film

We are still buzzing from the excitement of the OklaHomies Short Film Contest! There were so many creative films and stories, told by people from all over the state. We were curious to learn more about the directors behind the smartphones. We did a quick social-distance Q&A with Ryker Sixkiller, the fan-favorite winner in the [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:59:49-05:00April 27, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Q&A with OklaHomies Short Film Contest Filmmakers: The Inspiration Behind “Wiped Out”

We LOVED watching all the short films from the OklaHomies Short Film Contest. There were so many creative ideas that we were curious about who was behind the smartphone. We did a quick social-distance Q&A with Josh Mindemann, the first place winner in the shorts category. Learn about his inspiration for "Wiped Out", a short [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:00:19-05:00April 20, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Spotlight: Beyond Acting with Sokaogan Chippewa Actress, Jennifer Rader – “Book the Room, Not the Role”

March is Women’s History Month, when many commemorate and celebrate women who have played a vital role in history and are often overlooked. The Cherokee Nation Film Office is celebrating by highlighting Native American women that work in the film and television industries who are paving the way for proper representation of Native Americans. [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:10:38-05:00March 27, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments
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