Screenings Past and Upcoming!


Alright ladies and gents, it is past time since I blogged about the film.  In the past few months, OKBA has screened at: Festival Ciné Alter Natif in Paris, the Indigenous Film Series at the Roxy Theater in Missoula, MT,  the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, NM.

The last two screenings are because of the Sundance Institute. It is a great honor to be selected amongst the many wonderful and amazing Native films supported by the Sundance Institute to screen in honor of Sundance’s 20th Anniversary of its commitment to Native filmmakers.

The support of the Sundance Institute has also brought the film to audiences across the United States, through a curation of short film programming on FNX.


If you do not receive FNX through your local PBS provider, please contact them to acquire the series, and to watch OKBA on the boob tube (as my grandad used to call it).

For those of you looking for something to do in Kansas City on October 24th, head on down to the Nelson-Atkins Museum to see the film.  If you want to see tipis aka lodges, head on down there, too.  But just don’t expect to see them in the movie. Unless somehow subconsciously I put one in there, but I doubt it.


Autry Screening

Thank you so much to the Autry for having us screen, and to Bird Runningwater and the Sundance Institute, in addition to the UCLA American Indian Studies Department!  Thank you Professor Angela Riley and Rebecca Hernandez Rosser for coming out!

Oh, and that manzanita horse behind us is not manzanita, but an amazing bronze piece by Deborah Butterfield.


Kendra, despite broken toes, jumped up and down before she received this award.  We are so happy and proud that she won!  Winning this award means that she will get a one year talent holding deal with NBC Universal.  This means she gets to audition, in front of directors, for any property of NBC Universal.  Someday soon you may be seeing her on TV or an even bigger screen!



So excited to share with everyone that we have been selected to move up into the Finalist Round in NBCUniversal’s Short Cuts Film Festival.  Kendra has also been honored with a nomination for Best Actor for her performance as Auralee!!

A mixer, a panel and a screening awaits us next week.  Please message us if you would like to attend the screening at the Director’s Guild in LA on Wednesday!  It will be a great evening of shorts.  Maybe we will even wear shorts, since it is in LA.