Truth in Story Telling

Two Perspectives: Writer and Director

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Inn and Spa at Loretto

Honorary Hosting Committee:

Robert Redford, Charmay Allred, Dr. Robert Martin and Luci Tapahonso, Maura Dhu and Wes Studi, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, Anne and Hampton Sides, Governor George and Felicia Rivera, Senator Tom and Jill Copper Udall, Ali MacGraw, Senator Martin and Julie Heinrich, Secretary of Indian Affairs Arthur Allison


Silver Bullet Productions put on an evening of engaging conversation with Native American Director Chris Eyre and writer Bruce McKenna, facilitated by best selling author, Valerie Plame Wilson.

Three talented New Mexicans, recognized for their gifts worldwide, have created complex and unforgettable stories and characters.

Chris Eyre, Cheyenne and Arapaho, is director, producer and Chair of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design prestigious Film Department. He is the award winning director of riveting films such as the We Shall Remain series, Thief of Time, Skinwalkers, and Smoke Signals.

Bruce McKenna, award winning writer and co-producer, is the genius behind the mini series The Pacific, and writer of the televisions series Band of Brothers. Bruce is also a scholar of United States history and Russian and Soviet Intelligence.

Moderating this lively discussion was Valerie Plame Wilson. A former career covert CIA officer, Valerie is the author of New York Times best selling memoir Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the While House, and fictional spy thriller Blowback. Valerie serves the community on various Boards and advocates for public school reform.

Silver Bullet Productions 2014 benefit sponsors

Major Donors

Patrick and Patty Carter
Dan Perry and Ashlyn Perry
George Rivera
Star York
Siri Hollander, Hollander Gallery
United Airlines
Inn and Spa at Loretto
Toadlena Trading Post
Patricia Michaels
Rose B. Simpson
Maureen and Bruce McKenna
Chris Eyre
Valerie Plame Wilson
Brian Egolf
Anne and Hampton Sides
Michele Behar Reich
Ann and Tim Maxwell


Dr. Greg and Angie Yan Schaaf
Jan and John Wilcynski
Larry Clyde
Carol and David LaRotonda, Aerotonda
Silk Road Collections Inc
Debora Barrett
The Club At Las Campanas
Wayne Motts
Gino Hollander
El Meze Restaurant
Anne Hillerman and Don Strel
India House Restaurant
Ortega’s, on the Plaza
Santa Fe Culinary Academy
Los Alamos Historical Society
Stephanie Benson
O’Keeffe Museum
Ghost Ranch
Patina Gallery
Bodhi Bazaar
Jinja Bar and Bistro
Ricardo Cate
Spirit of the Earth
Jett Gallery
Tom Taylor Custom Belts, Buckles, Accessories
Arroyo Vino
Patricia Michaels
Lori Snable
Ali MacGraw
Federico, American Indian Jewelry
Nocona Burgess
Bill Worrell
Estella Loretto
Antony Lovato
Maura and Wes Studi
Ricardo Cate
Santa Fe School of Cooking & Market
Karen Melfi Collection
Dave Robinson
Teena Robinson

John “MAC” Read
Mavericks on the Plaza
Edward Andonian
Cupcake Clothing
Native Jackets, Etc.
Neal Frank, Santa Fe Pens
Santo Domingo Indian Trading Post
William Siegal Gallery
Peggy Gautier
Jim Gautier
Ed Sandoval
Paula Rhae McDonald
Karen Whitmore
Trudy Upshaw
Bill McMillan
Tricia Bass
Laura Fragua-Cota
Stephen Wall
Charlotte Jackson
Kathy Whitman (Elk Woman), “Created From the Heart”
Marlene Schwalie
Kimi Ginoza Green
Adams County Winery
Santa Fe Tequila Co
Irene Bedard
James Getty Hotel
Institute of American Indian Arts, Melissa Cody (alumni)
Jonathan Grossman, Director Event Technology, PSAV
Inn At Laguna Beach
Lela Kaskalla and Roderick Kaskalla
Frank BuffaloHyde
Jon Houglum
Chuck Ferran, High Desert Landscaping
Robbie O’Neill Cultural Treasures Tour
NM Tour Guide Tom Gallegos
Genesis Spa and Pool Supply
Hauser Estate Winery
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Silver Bullet thanks noted artist Anthony Lovato, Kewa (Santa Domingo) for creating unique and personal gifts for the speakers and auctioneers. His jewelry and metalwork is formed by tufa casting. The design is done backwards. The silver is melted and poured “backwards” so the design becomes a positive image on the silver with fine sand grains as the natural gesture to the silver. Anthony’s works can be purchased at the Keshi store in Santa Fe at 227 Don Gaspar. What a special gift to those outstanding speakers at the 2014 gala.