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. There are three main types… Read more »

Rainy Fields

Rainy Fields has hosted numerous concerts, events and programs for the LA SKINS FEST. Rainy has performed throughout L.A. in various theatre productions, most recently at the iO WEST Main Stage and Comedy Central Stage as part of the Native American Sketch Comedy Showcase. Be sure to check her out on the Hollywood Ndnz podcast! In her spare… Read more »

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

NATIVE AMERICAN PARTICIPANTS SELECTED FOR THE 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS TV LAB Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO Los Angeles, CA – The LA Skins Fest, a Native American arts organization, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO announced today they have selected 7 participants for the 2017 NATIVE… Read more »

Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

2017 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP GOES TO VIEJAS! Very Special Thanks to the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay in Alpine, California for having us for the 4th time. It is an honor to be invited back to your community this summer! The Native Youth Multimedia Workshop teaches Native American youth to write, direct, shoot and edit… Read more »

Morongo Tribal TANF

2017 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP GOES TO THE MORONGO TRIBAL TANF! Very Special Thanks to the Morongo Tribal TANF for having us. It is an honor to be invited back to your community this summer for the third year. This program teaches Native youth to write, direct, shoot and edit their own movies! Program runs July 10th… Read more »

2016 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP

The 2016 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP was the final component of a year long Writers Lab. This was an intensive writing program that prepared Native Americans for television and film writing careers. The writers program was formed in accordance with the L.A. Skins Fest’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native… Read more »

2017 Native Youth Multimedia Workshop

Los Angeles, CA—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Barcid Foundation for the Native Youth Multimedia Workshop. The Challenge America… Read more »