Industry Spotlight: “You can start right now from wherever you are” – rising Cherokee Nation filmmaker talks about building your career from the ground up

JohnTom Knight while interning for Adult Swim. As an avid fan of animation, aspiring staff writer and film enthusiast, Cherokee Nation citizen JohnTom Knight is learning what it takes to get to the next level of the film and TV industry with practice, learning from his peers and putting his skills to the [...]

By |2021-01-08T09:27:56-06:00January 8, 2021|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: Behind the Lens With a Choctaw Nation Filmmaker and How the Phone in Your Hand Can Help You Achieve Major Success Too

Tvli Jacob Everyone has a story to tell and everyone has access to a camera, whether that’s on your smartphone, an old camcorder or a handycam. The ability to make a film is literally in the palm of your hands. Choctaw Nation citizen Tvli Jacob learned that early on. It’s brought him critical [...]

By |2021-01-05T14:06:59-06:00December 11, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: Success in Front of and Behind the Camera. How Indigenous Filmmaker MorningStar Angeline Found Her Passion and Landed Big Roles.

MorningStar Angeline is a jack-of-all-trades. When it comes to film and TV, this Indigenous woman does it all.  Behind the scenes on set of “Yá’át’ééh Abiní” You may recognize Angeline from her roles in Paramount's “Yellowstone,” Netflix's “Chambers,” or HBO's “This Much I Know Is True.” While she has enjoyed success in front [...]

By |2020-11-25T11:52:07-06:00November 27, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: “Stop Waiting and Start Doing.”  A Cherokee Nation Citizen Propelling Storytelling Into Film 

Cherokee Nation citizen Emma Barrow grew up in Portland, Oregon, watching her father, Bruce Barrow, working in the film industry. Her father was an editor, producer and director for Oregon Public Broadcasting and PBS. He planted a seed in Emma that filmmaking was a career she could pursue, and she took action. "Cover Me" [...]

By |2020-10-01T09:43:39-05:00September 25, 2020|Blog, Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: From the Copy Room to Showtime TV Network, One Cherokee Nation Citizen’s Film Success Story

Cherokee Nation citizen Tim Nagasawa Cherokee Nation citizen Tim Nagasawa grew up touring Universal Studios every summer as a kid, riding the tram and marveling at the atmosphere of the giant soundstages. He never once imagined one day he would be working on that very lot, but he is. Nagasawa now has credits that [...]

By |2020-10-01T09:37:14-05:00August 28, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

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
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