Maya Dittloff

   Writer/Director Maya Rose Dittloff (Three Affiliated Tribes and Amskapi Piikani/Chippewa)attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, and in 2018 Maya was named a Creative Visions + The XX Fund Emerging Filmmaker and NBC Universal Scholar for her work in social impact entertainment. She now works in tandem with Ramo Law Firm to develop… Read more »

Yelyna De Leon

     Yelyna De Leon is an award-winning filmmaker/writer/actor from the southside of Chicago where she majored in theater in high school. Since then she has had several of her plays, films and tv pilots produced. She received her MFA in Film and Television production with a concentration in writing from USC, where she co-created… Read more »

Khadijah Iman

…..Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Khadijah Iman grew up as an active participant in her community. When she was just shy of seven years old, she snuck into her mother’s VHS collection and entered the minds of the world’s most notorious fictional killers: Chucky, Jason, and Freddy. This was the moment she became a horror fanatic…. Read more »

Ian Skorodin

Ian Skorodin is an award winning director, producer and writer. He recently staffed on a digital series for Paul Feig’s Powderkeg. He wrote, produced and directed three separate Native American digital series airing on Comcast Xfinity. He directed a pilot starring Tantoo Cardinal and Saginaw Grant that screened at numerous festivals. He began his directing… Read more »

Native American Writers Room

Excited to announce that the Barcid Foundation has been awarded a grant from Pop Culture Collaborative to conduct an all-Native writers room! “We have seen native writers grow into a genuine force with a voice that is finally being heard. They have been pushing creative limits and, with the native writer room project, they will have the… Read more »

Amedeo D’Adamo

Amedeo D’Adamo currently teaches the 12-credit film directing and writing workshop at Universita Cattolica in Milan and Brescia. He was the original architect and then Scientific Director of the Apulia Film Commission’s E.U.-funded Feature Development Program Puglia Experience (2008 – 2011) and was the founding Dean and then President of the Los Angeles Film School,… Read more »

Paola Mottura

Paola has recently joined the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) team to manage the Film Fund and all its activities. For over four years, Paola has managed non-fiction programs for the NY based non-profit IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), including the Documentary Labs and Spotlight On Documentaries, the non-fiction component of the IFP Project Forum. Prior to… Read more »

Micah Wright

Micah Wright currently serves as the executive in charge of FNX, America’s only Native American broadcast television network.  He is a tribally enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the founder of the Writers Guild of America’s Native American Writers Committee where he served as elected Chair for six years. Micah has worked as a… Read more »


Dory Charles Black Hawk is a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.  His tribal affiliations are Mandan and Hidatsa.   He has performed at numerous shows over the years, playing alongside some of music’s most well known and respected artists.  Originally from the DFW Texas music scene, Dory was… Read more »

Rene Haynes

Haynes got a early break in the movie business working for the 1987 film “The Untouchables.” She has done casting for successful films involving big-name directors and actors. Haynes has cast many Native Americans over the years, sometimes in major roles, such as Q’orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas in Terrence Malick’s highly regarded 2005 film, “The New… Read more »