Silver Bullet Productions


Silver Bullet Productions


Past Events

Sovereignty: A Staged Reading, September 2019

Silver Bullet Productions will produce a Staged Reading of a play by one of Native America’s most prominent playwrights, Mary Kathryn Nagle.


with Wes Studi • DeLanna Studi • Robert Mesa • Kholan Studi

$45, $65, $85

“They used our Sovereignty to establish the United States, and now they seek to destroy it.”

This moving Drama set in both the 1830s and today, tells the story behind the landmark 1832 case won by Cherokee Nation in the U.S. Supreme Court, Worcester v. Georgia, when the court declared the Cherokee Nation’s criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian American citizens on Cherokee Lands. The contemporary scenes of the play involve a Cherokee woman lawyer and her non-Indian boyfriend, who challenges the constitutionality of Native jurisdiction under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

This event will raise funds for Silver Bullet Productions’ education programs and documentary films, and enrich Santa Fe’s cultural community with an important piece of Native American theater.

Silver Bullet Productions is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donations support educational projects in tribal communities.

Thank you sponsors for your generous support of the event






An Intimate Evening of Movie Music, April 2019

Private Benefit Concert

Special thanks to Vanessie of Santa Fe for hosting this event. Silver Bullet Productions is a 501(c)3 organization.
$70 is deductible on each ticket purchase.

Special Thanks to Chief Underwriting Sponsors

Thanks to

Actions Matter, January 2019

Our fourth ACTIONS MATTER event on Saturday 26, 2019 at La Fonda on the Plaza focused on the power of place and the need to protect Public Lands and Sacred Sites. Our panel was moderated by Valerie Plame and included former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, environmental activist Winona LaDuke, and former Congressman and Senator from Colorado, Mark Udall.

For the next year, Silver Bullet Productions will take action by creating awareness for New Mexico’s unique landscape and its connection to indigenous cultures. This project will provide educational workshops for students and teachers, as well as produce a documentary film about protecting sacred sites accompanied by a teaching guide created by students.

Photos by Linda Lynn Carfagno

Thank you to our sponsors:


SJ and Mildred Whalen

Patricia Kay and John Hawley

Patty H. and Patrick C. Carter

Jay Grodin

Jan and John Wilcynski

Sotheby's International Realty

Britt Klein
Sotheby’s International Realty

Flying Fox Farms LLC
The Fort Sill Apache Tribe

And So We Walked, May 2018

An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears

Written and Performed by DELANNA STUDI

A frank, heartwarming and inspiring story of a contemporary Cherokee woman and her father who embark on a 900-mile journey along the Trail of Tears to understand her identity and the conflicts remaining for this nation and the Cherokee nation.

This live performance is a powerful, multi-faceted dramatic memoir that conveys the complexities and conflict with which the Cherokee wrestle.

DeLanna Studi’s (Cherokee) Off-Broadway Debut in Informed Consent, at the Duke Theater on 42nd Street, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, which described her performance as “moving gravity”. She was a company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she was one of only 10 Native people to have done so.





Jay Grodin Foundation

Indigenous Language Institute

Maura Dhu and Wes Studi

Jeffrey and Darlene Anderson

Defending the Fire free screening, March 2018

Reel Deal Movie Theatre ~ 2551 Central Avenue, Los Alamos

Thursday, March 22 ~ Two Showings: 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm

Producer of Defending the Fire will be in the audience to answer questions

Free screening made possible by a grant from the LANL Foundation.

Actions Matter, November 2017

Thank you to all who attended and support our Filmmaking Workshops for Education.

Panelists Bill Richardson and Sam Donaldson, Moderated by Julie Mason, Introduced by Mayor Javier Gonzales

Julie Mason is the host of Sirius XM Radio’s Press Pool, has 30 years of experience covering state & national politics, including four presidential campaigns. Julie was White House reporter at POLITICO, the Washington Examiner and the Houston Chronicle.

With more than 30 years of government experience, Bill Richardson is a frequent contributor for numerous network news programs including Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1997–2000 and Governor of New Mexico from 2003–2010.

A former reporter and news anchor serving with ABC News from 1967 to 2013, Sam Donaldson is best known as the network’s White House Correspondent (1977–89 and 1998–99.) Sam has covered every presidential election during that time beginning in 1964. 

Silver Bullet Productions gratefully acknowledges these sponsors for their generous contributions to New Mexico educational film projects and to this Actions Matter event.

Jay Grodin

SJ and Mildred Whalen

Flying Fox Farms LLC
The Fort Sill Apache Tribe

Movie Music Event, April 19

Thank you for making this Scholarship Event for Silver Bullet Productions such a success:
Vanessie, Doug Montgomery, Elizabeth Young, Maura Studi
and the Development and Event Leaders of SBP!

Defending the Fire Premiere Screening

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