Silver Bullet Productions

Student Film Workshops

Silver Bullet Productions

Student Film Workshops

SBP student film workshops generally include writing, theme development, interviewing, documentary treatment, camera use, filming techniques and editing. The filming portion is lead by professional actors and directors with total involvement of students, teachers, members of the community and businesses in the community. At the end of the sessions, the school receives their professionally edited short documentary on the topic they selected. They also get to keep all the filming equipment for future use by school students and faculty.

Click here to fill out a request form for a SBP student film workshop in your community.

Pueblo of Pojoaque

On March 20-21, 2015, SBP led a filmmaking workshop for students at the Pueblo of Pojoaque. The participants wrote, directed, and filmed an original short film about a tribal student torn between school and Pueblo commitments.

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Pueblo of Nambé

Pueblo of Nambé students participated in a filmmaking and writing workshop on July 17-18, 2014. The students wrote a screenplay on being there for a friend in need and acted, directed, and filmed their story.

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Pueblo of Jemez

Silver Bullet conducted student film workshops on May 14–15, 2013 with high school students at the Walatowa Charter School on the Pueblo of Jemez. Screenwriter and actress Maura Dhu Studi and noted Cherokee actor Wes Studi joined the teaching and directing team to complete these workshops. High school students and faculty were immersed in learning filmmaking, writing, acting and direction as the students created their own screenplay on healthy decision making. Each student received a video of their workshop, and the camera and editing equipment remained at Walatowa for continued use.

SBP is grateful for the donation and delivery of lunches by Las Campanas.

Canes of Power Workshop

In 2012 students from the Native American Community Academy (NACA) in Albuquerque participated in a workshop to enhance writing skills, encourage research, interview tribal leaders, and develop introductory filmmaking skills.

Pueblo of Tesuque: “Penasco: A Path to Water Sustainability”

SBP, with the financial support of Los Alamos County and the Espanola Basin Regional Issues Forum, captured “Sustainable Community Award”-winner Penasco Water Board’s process for establishing a sustainable water system. This 20-minute film was created to promote the concepts of “sustainability” and illustrate by example the process and benefits of following the path to sustainability.

The teaching workshop was on December 17, 2012 with Pueblo of Tesuque students.

Videography, sound, and editing provided by Lightningwood Pictures

Locations for Teaching and Filming

Pojoaque Pueblo
Taos Pueblo
Nambé Pueblo
Tesuque Pueblo
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Santa Clara Pueblo

Jemez Pueblo
Laguna Pueblo
Acoma Pueblo
Zuni Pueblo
Zia Pueblo
Pueblo de Cochiti

Ohkay Owingeh
Jicarilla Apache
Dulce
Mescalero Apache
Taos High School
Jemez Springs

Native American Community Academy
Gallina
Tatum
Two Grey Hills
Santa Fe

Pojoaque Pueblo
Taos Pueblo
Nambé Pueblo
Tesuque Pueblo
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Santa Clara Pueblo
Jemez Pueblo
Laguna Pueblo
Acoma Pueblo
Zuni Pueblo
Zia Pueblo
Pueblo de Cochiti
Ohkay Owingeh
Jicarilla Apache
Dulce
Mescalero Apache
Taos High School
Jemez Springs
Native American Community Academy
Gallina
Tatum
Two Grey Hills
Santa Fe

The Silver Bullet Productions training class was a great experience. I had so much fun learning about all of the different camera angles, I never knew that I personally could take a picture at that level. When we were doing the interviews, I think that was the best part, it was so exciting and felt so great.

Thank you all again for the opportunity to be a part of the process of learning and leadership. It has greatly helped me get through high school, aided me in peer education, and has helped me find other ways to get youth involved in prevention and intervention strategies. You and your crew are the best! I hope you all know you are appreciated not only by me but all of the rural and tribal communities you have helped out, the work you are all doing is phenomenal and a great way for Natives to get the word out on different topics. Keep up the amazing work.

To donate or help sponsor a Student Film Workshop, please contact Pam Pierce.

pampierce@silverbulletproductions.com / 505-820-0552