Writers Program

Bryson Chun

Bryson Chun (Kanaka Maoli) is a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Native Shorts Lab Fellow and a 2018 imagineNATIVE Feature Screenwriting Intensive Fellow. His film, Ka Piko, premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 2017, where it was nominated for a “Best Short” award. The short was also featured as one of only 25 films selected by… Read more »

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 »

David Zuckerman

….Growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska, David always had a close connection to his indigenous roots. Having a deep love and affinity for art and storytelling, David quickly figured out the career path he wanted to take. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking, and a Master’s Degree in Entertainment Business, David set himself on the filmmaker’s… Read more »

Bryan Davidson 

Bryan Davidson is a Los Angeles-based writer and animation development executive. As a playwright his work War Music was premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center by Echo Theatre Company and Playwrights Arena, and moved to the Geffen Playhouse.  It received an Ovation Award for World Premiere Play. His work has been produced by the Greenway Court Theatre, Cornerstone… Read more »

Cara Jade Myers

My love for storytelling started at a young age, when I wrote of my dog and a magical world we got lost in. I’m still writing about magic and being lost in a world I don’t understand, but now the problems are slightly more complicated, and my form has improved. Storytelling is more than just… Read more »

Robert Vestal

ROBERT VESTAL (Cherokee descent) is an actor, writer, and director based in Los Angeles. Rob is a graduate of the University of Chicago, studied at The Second City, and is also a graduate of The Groundlings. He has appeared in numerous commercials and is a veteran of the Stage having performed in front of an… Read more »

Shelley Dennis

From the farm to the catwalk, Shelley Dennis’ wide-range of experiences have helped her create multifaceted characters with unique points of view. Shelley was born into a family of Choctaw storytellers in small town Oklahoma. She fell in love with theatre and bringing compelling characters to life as early as elementary school – writing and… Read more »

Micah Ian War Dog Wright

Micah Ian War Dog Wright is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He has worked as a writer, director, designer, and producer.  His feature film writing/directing debut, the comedic horror thriller They’re Watching was released in theaters and is now available on Netflix and iTunes worldwide. Most recently, Micah served as the Chief Content Officer of FNX,… Read more »

John Timothy

(Muscogee/Creek) John Timothy is a Los Angeles based writer for television. He was a participant in the 2019 LA Skins Fest Native American TV Writers Lab. He teaches and performs at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre where you can see him with his team, Megaplex. With his writing partner Patrick Mahoney, he co-wrote “The Third… Read more »