Silver Bullet ProductionsAccolades
Silver Bullet ProductionsAccolades
SBP has completed over 35 educational film projects, including documentaries, Public Service Announcements, and screenwriting and acting workshops in pueblo and rural communities. Our student workshops support suicide prevention, dropout reduction and anti bullying. We teach workshops to have educational and cultural impact on each child and community. The Post Test Assessments indicate improvement in skills and aspirations for each student.
SBP Documentaries have won four regional Emmys®, and the prestigious Accolade award for Excellence, and have been accepted to film festivals internationally. Our workshops were awarded the highly sought San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ Yawa’ award for Putting Actions to Words.
Defending the Fire is an official selection of the Gallup Film Festival and will open the festival on the premiere night Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. After the screening, Wes Studi will be there to talk about his life as an actor and an activist as well as join in a panel with our producers about his participation in the film and what it means to fight. www.gallupfilmfestival.com
Defending the Fire is an official selection of the 2018 Pocahontas Reframed: Storytellers Film Festival and will be screened on Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm at the Byrd Theater in Richmond, Virginia.pocahontasreframed.com/
Silver Bullet Productions gratefully thanks the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (The Academy) for choosing SBP as one of their 51 recipients for the 2018 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. This highly competitive grant award will support our film education programs in tribal communities.
Our newest documentary, Defending the Fire, was chosen as one of the Official Selections for the Maoriland Film Festival in New Zealand and was screened on March 23. The Māoriland Film Festival is an incredible 5-day festival highlighting the stories and struggles of indigenous peoples from around the world.
Silver Bullet Productions is honored to be among the strong films selected to be shown at the prestigious American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Our documentary Defending the Fire was screened on November 10.
Defending the Fire was an official selection at the Native Spirits Film Festival in London and screened on Saturday, October 14.
Defending the Fire was screened during the SFIFF in October.
Silver Bullet Productions’ Defending the Fire won Best Feature Film – SWAIA Class X (Indian Market)
SBP is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the New Mexico Children’s Foundation. This grant allows us to continue our student and teacher workshops in film and writing.
Silver Bullet Productions is proud to be selected by the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a recipient of the coveted FilmCraft grant.
Pam Pierce, CEO and Producer, visited her Alma Mater, Roanoke College in Virginia, to screen SBP’s films Canes of Power and A Thousand Voices. Pam was the Keynote Speaker for the Women’s Forum at Roanoke. In addition to working with students, Pam was honored to meet with Asst. Chief Brad Brown and Kathleen Brown of the recent Federally recognized Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.
The best part of the week was time with college friends, and talented students and faculty.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center honored Women’s History Month with a weekend of events exploring how Pueblo and Native American women are creators and keepers of tradition. “A Thousand Voices” was screened at the festival on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Producer Pam Pierce and Jicarilla Historian and Author, Veronica Tiller were there at the screening to answer questions.
Silver Bullet Productions was so honored to have our documentary, “A Thousand Voices,” be part of the 2016 Durango Film Festival as part of the Native Cinema Program. It screened on Thursday, March 3 and Saturday, March March 5. We thank Durango Independent Film Festival for accepting “A Thousand Voices.”
We were honored to have our film “A Thousand Voices” included in the Gallup 3rd Annual Native Film Series on August 7, 2015.
“A Thousand Voices” was a part of the International Cinema Series during the Global Fiesta presented by ¡Globalquerque! & National Hispanic Cultural Center.
The Santa Fe Film Festival screened “Canes of Power” on December 8 at the New Mexico History Museum Theater.
PBS/KNME broadcast “Canes of Power” in their three state viewer area (New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado), on November 8, 2012.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presented a screening of Silver Bullet Productions’ “Canes of Power” including a panel discussion on November 4 and 7, 2012.
On September 8 “Canes of Power” was screened by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Seven of New Mexico’s Pueblo Governors and as well as other tribal leaders joined SBP’s production team, Wes and Maura Studi, Senator Tom Udall and Jill Cooper Udall, as well as Washington members of agencies, foundations, educators and filmmakers, for a celebration of the message from Silver Bullet’s new film “Canes of Power.” A reception on the 4th floor of the beautiful National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) was sponsored by Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, The Dan and Ashlyn Perry Charitable Foundation, and Silver Bullet Productions.
The screening of the film at the Museum theatre met with enthusiastic support. A panel discussion focused on the need for more education projects like the Canes and the important issues of sovereignty.
We thank the generosity of our co-sponsors, and the gracious support of the Smithsonian NMAI. We acknowledge the special guests of the evening Governor Shije (Pueblo of Zia), Governor Rivera (Pueblo of Pojoaque), Governor Vicente (Pueblo of Acoma), Governor Quintana (Pueblo de Cochiti), Governor Lovato (Ohkay Owingeh), Governor Perez (Pueblo of Nambe), Governor Quintana (Pueblo of Santo Domingo), Lt. Governor Pecos (Cochiti), Lt. Governor Aquino, and tribal leader Peter Pino (Zia).
Southwest Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) held a screening of “Canes of Power” during Indian Market on August 15, 2012 at the New Mexico History Museum.