Silver Bullet ProductionsEducational Filmmaking Program for New Mexico Communities
Silver Bullet Productions believes that relevant learning increases educational success for a community. “Relevancy” is when the teaching, skills, and materials are connected to a student’s culture and history, and will be useful learning tools immediately and in the future.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is having an alarming impact on New Mexico’s Pueblos and Tribes, which are experiencing higher infection rates per capita than most states. Please join Silver Bullet Productions and help Tribal leaders meet the most critical needs of their Communities by donating to one or all of the emergency funds below:
Native American Relief Fund administered by the New Mexico Foundation
Pueblo Relief Fund administered by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and All Pueblo Council of Governors
We create relevant educational experiences in two ways:
We produce student workshops in writing and filmmaking, and we donate new camera equipment to the school. Students are able to continue practicing their story telling and preserving their cultural heritage through film.
We create award-winning documentaries that expose esoteric topics, shatter stereotypes and expand cultural preservation.
SBP will present “It’s About Time”, a panel with Oscar winning actor Wes Studi, esteemed actress Tantoo Cardinal, and playwright-actress-activist DeLanna Studi, moderated by film producer-director Chris Eyre. These prominent Native artists will discuss the challenges and progress they have experienced during their lengthy careers in the entertainment industry.
The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors’ Award was presented to Silver Bullet Productions at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards on Saturday, September 14, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Silver Bullet Productions conducted a week-long filmmaking workshop for Pueblo of Sandia students, aged 17 to adult. The goals were to teach skills necessary for Sandia to create films that help preserve their native language and to provide equipment that allows future filmmaking on issues unique and private for Sandia.
We want to acknowledge with thanks the generous teaching grant Silver Bullet Productions received from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation for the filmmaking programs we offer to Pueblos throughout New Mexico.
Pamela Pierce – Producer
Lisa Lucas – Associate Producer
Matthew Martinez, Ohkay Owingeh – Historian, Associate Producer
Jhane Myers, Comanche/Blackfeet – Associate Producer
Maura Dhu Studi – Writer, Associate Producer
David Aubrey – Director
Defending the Fire is an Official Selection of NatiVisions Film Festival, October 3-5, 2019.
Enjoy this short film highlighting our work with students, communities, and network film production.
Thank you for your interest in cultural education. By supporting Silver Bullet Productions, you become part of the solution for educational challenges.