SILVER BULLET PRODUCTIONS’ MISSION
Silver Bullet Productions’ mission is to encourage educational achievement through a hands-on approach to film making projects that empower students, enhance academic and economic opportunities, and preserve community culture and heritage.
Silver Bullet Productions is a 501(c)(3) educational film production company, incorporated in New Mexico.
NEWS AT SILVER BULLET PRODUCTIONS
Silver Bullet Productions Wins Accolade Competitions
Silver Bullet Productions has won a prestigious Award of Excellence from The Accolade Competition. The award was given for Silver Bullet’s fascinating feature documentary “CANES OF POWER.” The documentary addresses the question of why President Abraham Lincoln recognized Pueblo independence in 1864 by bestowing an ornamental, silver tipped cane to each Pueblo Nation. From more than 500 Indian nations in the United States, only New Mexico’s 19 Pueblos received these symbolic gifts of sovereign status. The film and the related educational program provide the vehicle for Pueblo people to tell the story of the Canes, and their struggle for sovereignty, upon which cultural survival depends. The film is narrated by Wes Studi, award winning star of film and stage.
The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theaccolade.net.
In winning an Accolade, Silver Bullet Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who chairs The Accolade, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
Student Workshop this April – Jemez Pueblo
In April, Silver Bullet will conduct a Student Writing and Filmmaking Workshop with high school students at the Walatowa Charter School on the Pueblo of Jemez. Joining the teaching and directing team will be screenwriter and actress Maura Dhu Studi and noted Cherokee actor Wes Studi. 9th grade students and faculty will create an original screenplay on healthy decision making, learn intro to filmmaking, and film and act in their play. Each student will receive a video of their workshop, and the camera and editing equipment will remain at Walatowa. Thank you, Walatowa, for allowing Silver Bullet to be guests of your school.
From Nofire Hollow to Hollywood, An Evening with Wes Studi
Monday, August 12th, 6:30 pm, Las Campanas Hacienda
Wes Studi, award winning star of stage and screen, will entertain with anecdotes from his life and career in a one man performance. Enjoy a beautiful sunset, wine and appetizers with this noted Cherokee actor before he takes the stage. Star of “Last of the Mohicans,” “Geronimo,” “Heat,” “Avatar,” “Crazy Horse,” “Dances with Wolves,” several films written by Tony Hillerman, such as “Coyote Waits,” and countless other film and television productions.
Limited to 75 guests
$85 a person benefits Silver Bullet Productions educational programs ($63 of the $85 ticket price is tax deductible)
Call 505-820-0552 for tickets or click here to buy them now:
Partially underwritten by the Dan & Ashlyn Perry Foundation for this event. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Joe Dean from Lumenscapes and Dan Murray of Baccas Wine, part of Southern Wine and Spirits.
CANES OF POWER Screenings
There have been multiple local screenings and broadcasts of CANES OF POWER:
- 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 in their theatre on Sunday, November 4 AND 7, 2012, which included a panel discussion.
- PBS/KNME broadcast CANES OF POWER in their three state viewer area (New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado), on November 8.
- The Santa Fe Film Festival screened the film on December 8 at the New Mexico History Museum Theater (www.santafefilmfestival.com)
Biannual Fundraiser on May 12 Was a Success! – Stay tuned for details on May 31, 2014 Biannual Fundraiser
Silver Bullet Productions biannual fundraiser held on May 12 at the beautiful Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe was a wonderful success – we raised much-needed funds for our programs and made many, many friends in the process. Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed this event: generous attendees, our valued sponsors, those who purchased tables for guests, our talented and caring donors of auction items and other support, and featured guests for the evening: Award winning Author Michael McGarrity; Actor, Director and activist, Wes Studi; Emmy Award winner Kirk Ellis; and our stellar auctioneers Brian Egolf and Ali MacGraw.
The money raised from this event is going to projects that fulfill the goal of engaging rural and Pueblo students in hands on filmmaking projects which empower them, enhance their academic and economic opportunities, and preserve community, culture and heritage. Such projects include suicide prevention workshops in Pueblo communities, as well as the development of documentaries such as CANES OF POWER.
Lead Sponsor – Inn and Spa at Loretto – Offers Benefits to Friends of Silver Bullet Productions!
More information about the Inn and Spa at Loretto and can be found at www.innatloretto.com.
BOARD AND MANAGEMENT
Silver Bullet Productions has fourteen volunteer members on the Board of Directors and two day-to-day managers with expertise in education, film, community awareness and relationships, government agencies, marketing and development, law, and long term planning. Silver Bullet Productions also has the guidance of fifteen Advisors and Honorary Board members.