LA Skins Fest
Native American filmmakers are doing it for themselves with the premier of two new short dramatic films at the inaugural Los Angeles Skins Festival.
Kalani Queypo (Hawaiian, Blackfeet) wrote and directed his first short Ancestor Eyes, winner of the 2nd Annual Creative Spirit Script to Screen Competition produced by Inter-Tribal Entertainment. Veteran actress Tantoo Cardinal (Cree) plays the mother of a dying woman.
Co-Creative Spirit winner is Two Spirits : One Journey, a tale of Lakota love which dare not speak its name, written by first-timer Shawn Imitates Dog (Oglala Lakota).
An enthusiastic crowd of Hollywood skins (plus a few PI relations) packed into Paramount’s Sherry Lansing Theater for the Nov 10 screening.
The films are a project of the Southern California Indian Center, which serves as a hub for Indian Country L.A.