Silver Bullet ProductionsEvents
Silver Bullet ProductionsEvents
Silver Bullet Productions is proud to present
The Navajo Code Talkers:
Nihizaad bee Nidasiibaa
“With Our Language We Fought a War”
Thursday, August 24
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Museum Hill, 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
Wine Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Presentation: 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Music by Sky Redhawk
Laura Tohe is Diné/Navajo. She is Sleepy Rock clan born from the Bitter Water clan. Her father was a Navajo Code Talker during WWII. A librettist and an award-winning writer. She is Professor with Distinction in Indigenous Literature at Arizona State University and Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation for 2015-2017.
Special Thank You to our Generous Sponsors:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Hotel Santa Fe, Ulti Skin/Ulti Med, Santa Claran,
The House of Stamps, New Mexico Women in Film
Event benefits educational projects of Silver Bullet Productions, a 501(c)3 organization. Tickets are tax deductible to the amount allowed by law: $60 of the $75.
Open to Native American Background actors, all ages.
Are you interested in the potential of acting in film and media?
Saturday, August 5
9 am – 4 pm
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Fee is $50 per person, $35 children under 12 years of age (all participants under 18 need an adult present)
Refreshments provided; No lunch provided
This hands-on, informative workshop offers:
- Professional guidance from New Mexico Film Office
- Access to casting directors
- Photograph and registration in casting database
What a wonderful evening! Wednesday, March 29 we held the premiere screening of Defending the Fire at the charming Jean Cocteau Theater. Special THANK YOUs go out to all: First to the special audience of those in the film, including artists and advisors. Second to a sold out audience of ticket holders, interested in the topic of the Warrior, and supportive of Silver Bullet Productions’ projects.
Thank you for the Jean Cocteau for sponsoring the night.
Advisory members: Associate Producers Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh) and Jhane Meyers (Comanche/Blackfeet); Mescalero Apache ; The Goodluck Family, Kathy Whitman Elk Woman
Question and Answer after the film: Wes Studi (cherokee), Chairman Jeff Haozous (Ft. Sill Apache) John Baillon (Dine’/Santo Domingo)
Special thanks to photographer Linda Lynn Carfagno
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.
Thank you to all who made our Words Matter event a success. The audience enhanced the knowledgable moderator – Sam Donaldson – and panelists – Julie Mason and Valerie Plame Wilson – by asking thoughtful questions. We will long remember the cogent and timely points made about the power of the rhetoric in the past year.
None of this would be possible without the generosity of our Sponsors and the tireless work of the SBP Board of Directors and Event Committee.
The full discussion has been provided to SIRIUSXM POTOS the Press Pool with Julie Mason for future broadcast.
Additional Sponsors We Wish to Thank
SJ and Mildred Whalen Foundation
Jay Grodin Foundation
Cory Anne Charles & Giovanna Juliette Charles
In Honor of Native American Month Silver Bullet Productions Presented “A Thousand Voices” at Las Campanas Clubhouse.
From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.” This is the inspiring story of the power of Native American women in New Mexico, from the beginning of time, through invasions from Spain, Mexico, and the United States, to the present day. The power remains, the story continues.
Voices and advisors from the Apache tribes, Navajo tribe, Kiowa Tribe, Pueblo de Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh, and the Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Santo Domingo, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, Taos, Nambe, and San Ildefonso.
Thank you for supporting Silver Bullet Productions’ Student film Workshops by attending the Evolution of Native Cinema. This was a journey of film clips and commentary from the SBP Honorees: Chris Eyre (moderator), Gary Farmer, Forrest Goodluck, A Martinez, and Wes Studi. The event was preceded by an elegant Reception provided by Julie Miller and Sherwood Gallery, Spirit of America. Among the guests were film students from SBP’s workshops and from local colleges and universities, as well as 30 international visitors from 22 countries sponsored by Santa Fe Council on International Relations. It was a unique event, supportive of SBP’s mission on education and cultural appreciation—with questions, comments and audience engagement with each of the five actors and directors, who lingered long past the end of the event.
SBP also graciously thanks the following for supporting this event:
La Fonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe Audio Visual
David Aubrey of Lightningwood Pictures
Linda Lynn Carfagno, Photography
Kudos to the Event Committee chaired by Charlene Kellner: MaryEllen Collins, Gayle Wein Platte, Larri Short, Raffi Andonian, Veronica Tiller
Special Gratitude to Maura Dhu Studi, Advisor Extraordinaire
Silver Bullet welcomes to Santa Fe 30 international guests from 22 different countries. Thank you Santa Fe Council on International Relations and the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program for including these cross cultural leaders and artists as guests for this event.
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) hosted an evening of poetry, read by a variety of Santa Fe and Albuquerque community leaders, including Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales — on April 21, 2016 on the IAIA Campus. Pamela Pierce, CEO of Silver Bullet Productions was among the readers.
The My Favorite Poem Project is hosted by the UNM English Department and IAIA. The events are organized by Luci Tapahonso, professor and inaugural Navajo Nation Poet Laureate, who also directs the Creative Writing Program at UNM.
My Favorite Poem Project is based on former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s 1998 initiative; it continues to be held in various cities to this day. The project features community members – business owners, civic leaders, teachers, students, spiritual leaders, non-profit leaders, and media personalities – who read their favorite poems in five minutes or less.
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.”
A CONVERSATION ON THE CULTURE OF WAR, FROM THE PAGE TO THE SCREEN
Dr. Paul Hutton moderated the discussion with William Broyles and Hampton Sides on November 20, 2015 at La Fonda Hotel.
Hampton Sides is the author of the bestselling books Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, Hellhound on his Trail, In the Kingdom of Ice.
William Broyles co-created the Emmy-Award winning television series, China Beach. His screenplay credits include Cast Away, Apollo 13, Unfaithful, The Polar Express, Jarhead and Flags of Our Fathers.