October 2018 E-News


Happy October! Check out the latest and greatest happening with Vision Maker Media this week including our featured film for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the latest VMM news, youth media projects, job opportunities and much more. Craving even more Vision Maker Media? Visit our  website.

Looking for something in particular? Skip ahead with the options below.


 Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Finding Refuge is on Sale for the Month of October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, Vision Maker Media hopes to spread awareness of those affected by breast cancer. Finding Refuge follows Isabella Blatchford, an Alaska Native diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer. Instead of giving into hopelessness, Isabella sets off to fulfill her bucket-list dream to visit Refuge Rock and renews her quest to find pride in her culture.


Help Us Help Native Youth
Native Youth Media Project & Touring Film Festival Survey
Sunset image with the shadows of Native Youth in a field
Vision Maker Media (VMM) needs your help in assessing the state of Native youth media projects and how VMM can help trainers and sponsors reach their goals. Results from this survey will help design workshops and a touring film festival to increase the reach to American Indian and Alaska Natives in media production.

As Tribal People, we are the most qualified to tell our own stories. We honor and celebrate Native values and traditions of storytelling and encourage creativity, quality and innovation that will best support Native youth in reclaiming their narrative in America.

  Take the Survey!

#NativeNerd on the Walking Dead: There is a Native Zombie Connection
By Vincent Schilling
Image from the AMC Series The Walking Dead
Michael Greyeyes as Qaletaga Walker and Kim Dickens as Madison Clark on the new season of Fear the Walking Dead Season 3, Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC
Michael Greyeyes, actor in the new season of the Walking Dead, will be featured at the UNO Native Film Festival, Nov. 2-3 in Omaha Nebraska. Learn more about the festival and read  more about Greyeyes and The Walking Dead's Native connection in this article by Indian Country Today.    Read More
Vision Maker Media Gets Real
Vision Maker Media Sends 27 Producers to Los Angeles for Training
The Vision Maker Media Team and Producers pose for the camera at the Getting Real _18 Producer Conference in Los Angeles_ California
The Vision Maker Media Team and Producers pose for the camera at the Getting Real 18' Producer Conference in Los Angeles, California
Last month, Vision Maker Media and 27 of our talented producers ventured to Los Angeles, California to attend the International Documentary Association's Getting Real '18. Keep watch for our upcoming producer blogs as they talk about their experiences in Hollywood.

Looking for the Perfect Crew?
We Recommend Checking out Assignment Desk
Image of laptop with the Assignment Desk Website displayed on the screen.

At Assignment Desk, we know video crews. Not just any video crews, the right video crews-and we've been connecting our clients with them for over twenty five years. 

October Specials
A BlackFeet Encounter DVD cover

A Blackfeet Encounter
A Blackfeet Encounter uncovers the rich Blackfeet history and culture, traces the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and illustrates the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet people today.

Home: $14.95  Educational: $24.95
Columbus Day Legacy DVD cover

Columbus Day Legacy
Columbus Day Legacy explores the quintessential American issues of free speech and ethnic pride against the backdrop of the ongoing Columbus Day parade controversy in Denver, Colorado. Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain takes viewers into this very personal yet very public conflict, asking tough questions about identity and history in America.

Home: $14.95  Educational: $75
Oceti Sakowin_ The People of the Seven Council Fires DVD Cover

Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires
Across the rolling plains of the Midwest, a great nation was created by a people who had their own system of government and a livelihood that was forever changed by settlers and trappers. The Oyate, the people, tell their own history and sustaining culture in this Emmy-nominated, hour-long documentary funded by the South Dakota Education Department.

Home: $9.95  Educational: $19.95
The Oneida Speak DVD Cover

The Oneida Speak
 The Oneida Speak, is based in part on oral interviews of Oneida Indian elders in Wisconsin conducted between 1939-1941. Oneida voices, both historic and contemporary, tell their own Oneida stories--stories of loss and rejuvenation over the past 150 years. Nominated for two Emmys.

Home: $14.95  Educational: $24.95

Upcoming Screenings
Check out what's showing in your area!
Red Power energy DVD Cover
When: November 3, 2018
Where: AISES Conference
Oklahoma City, OK

Lake of Betrayal DVD Cover
When: October 10, 2018
Where: Rally 2018 National Land Conservation Conference,
Pittsburgh, PA

Injunuity DVD Cover
When: November 15, 2018
Where: Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival,
Richmond, VA
Ohiyesa_ The Soul of an Indian DVD Cover
When: October 3, 2018
Where:  AISES National Conference,
 Cox Convention Center,
Oklahoma City, OK

October 9, 2018
Dakota County 
Library Inver Glen,
 Inver Grove Heights, MN

When: October 24, 2018
Where:  Dartmouth College Campus,
Life Sciences Center Oopik Auditorium
 Hanover, NH

When: November 14, 2018
Where: Augsburg College,
 Minneapolis, MN

Dawnland Screenings

Filmmaker Opportunties
Click here for information on Funding
Click here for information on Film Festivals
Click here for information on Jobs
Click here for information on Producer Training
Click here for Information on internships

You did it_ Your support helps change the Native Narrative. Our goal was _40_000 and we received _41_025. We couldn_t do this work without you. Thank you_
Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.