Nick Sarando

Nick Sarando is a Tucson Arizona Native and belongs to the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe. He received a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Arizona and has been a contract performer on Holland America Cruiselines and performed in Equity theatre in Palo Alto, CA including a pre broadway run of “Summer of 42” the musical…. Read more »

Carolina Hoyos

Carolina Hoyos is an award winning actor-musician-dancer. Her film Polar Sun premiered at imagineNative festival 2016, her comedy troupe Nightpantz’s weekly sketches regularly go viral with coverage on Upworthy, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post and she made cameos in Pharrell’s Happy & new Andrew Garfield film from A24 Under The Silver Lake. Carolina recently originated the role… Read more »

Rainy Fields

Rainy Fields has performed throughout L.A. in various theatre productions, most recently with the 23rd Annual Festival of Plays at the Autry. Be sure to check her out on the Hollywood Ndnz podcast! In her spare time, she enjoys walking her adorable puppy, Boo Wagley.

Robert Vestal

ROBERT VESTAL (Cherokee descent). Actor, writer, director. From Chicago. Graduate of the University of Chicago. Also graduate of The Groundlings and studied at The Second City. 20 plus year veteran of the Stage. TV/Film credits include ER, It’s All Relative, and the award winning film No Turning Back. And now a video game! Resident Evil… Read more »

Mary Galloway

Mary Galloway’s love for storytelling was first honed in 2010 when she attended New Image College’s 2 year, full-time, intensive acting program graduating with a 98% average, where she was also introduced to writing. After graduation, Mary began to write her own stories launching her production company Bright Shadow Productions Inc. (BSP). BSP’s first short… Read more »



2017 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB BEGINS ITS 5 WEEKS The LA Skins Fest, a Native American arts organization, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO launched its 2nd TV writers lab, a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native American writers. The lab began May 15th, 2017… Read more »

Bret Quinn

Bret Quinn’s roots begin on the Fort Peck Reservation near Frazer, Montana. His grandmother left the Reservation after she married an Irish white man from Canada. They traveled all around the country, settling near Helena, Montana. Bret’s mother also married an Irish white man (which explains Bret’s white skin) and they traveled around California in… Read more »

Dawn Wolf Socha

Dawn Wolf Socha (Mohawk Tribe of the Iroquois Nation) currently works as a writer for television, radio and print ads as well as for a web content hub. She is also a judge for the NYC Midnight short story competition and has a short film going into production. Previously, Socha held a position in the writers’… Read more »