“It teaches me how to communicate.” (Student)

“I can tell a story.” (Student)

“The skills learned will prepare me by learning to make a plan for my future and make a commitment and stick to it.” (Student)

“It gives me life long skills.” (Student)

 

 

 

 






SILVER BULLET PRODUCTIONS’ MISSION

Silver Bullet Productions’ mission is to encourage educational achievement through a hands-on approach to film making projects that empowers students, enhances academic and economic opportunities, and preserves community culture and heritage.

Non-profit

Silver Bullet Productions is a 501(c)(3) educational film production company, incorporated in New Mexico.


NEWS AT SILVER BULLET PRODUCTIONS

Silver Bullet is awarded the Yawa’ Award by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

March 27, 2014 (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) — Creating positive and meaningful change in the community is never easy, but through strong partnerships with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, area and regional nonprofit organizations have made huge strides. To recognize the amazing achievements its nonprofit partners have made in the last year, the tribe honored four organizations that embody and demonstrate the time-honored Serrano concept of Yawa’ – to manifest one’s beliefs through action – at the sixth annual Forging Hope Breakfast March 25 in San Bernardino.

New Mexico-based Silver Bullet Productions was recognized with the Yawa’ Award in special projects for encouraging educational achievement through a hands-on approach to film making projects. Evolving from the concerns of tribal educators in New Mexico about the loss of language, culture and community, Silver Bullet Productions teaches culturally rich workshops with subject matter that is relevant to Native American education.

To learn more about this prestigious award, click here.

Congratulations Silver Bullet for Winning an Emmy®!

Silver Bullet Productions’ best work comes from collaborations. “Canes of Power” is a result of the participation and guidance from leaders from Pueblos of Pojoaque, Zia, Santa Ana, Laguna, Acoma, Tesuque, Pueblo de Cochiti, and Ohkay Owingeh, and the talents of our Production Team Nick Durrie, Matthew Martinez, and Pamela Pierce.

On Saturday night, October 19, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Silver Bullet Productions with an Emmy® in the category of cultural documentary. Included in the award are Pamela Pierce and Nick Durrie, Producers; Maura Dhu Studi, Writer; and David Aubrey, Camera Direction.

Silver Bullet Productions does not create educational films in order to receive awards, but we appreciate the recognition of the quality that educational materials must have in order to communicate with respect, teach with relevancy, and encourage insights with sensitivity. We are motivated to complete our next documentary with the same quality. “A Thousand Voices” is also guided by tribal leaders in New Mexico. It is the story of modern Native Women walking the path of traditional cultural values while succeeding in the 21st century.

Major funding for “Canes of Power” was through the generosity of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

“A Thousand Voices”

Keepers of culture, purveyors of wisdom – This is the story of New Mexico’s Native American Women

Ancestral Protection by Jeanne Rorex Bridges

It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. —Proverb

Silver Bullet Productions, guided by an Advisory council of Native American men and women, is honored to produce a documentary film scheduled for completion in June 2014 which explores modern women walking the path of traditional values while succeeding in leadership, arts, entrepreneurism, law, policy, and, of course, the home. Some of the topics included in the film:


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Tribal Advisors for “A Thousand Voices”

Veronica Teller Jicarilla Apache
Governor Richard Luarkie Pueblo of Laguna
Kim Suina Pueblo de Cochiti
Luci Tapahonso Navajo
Jill Momaday Kiowa
Liana Sanchez Pueblo of San Ildefonso
Selana Chino Mescalero Apache, Laguna, Hopi
Ferlin Clark Navajo
Sharon Clahchischilliage Navajo
Peter Pino Pueblo of Zia
Secretary Arthur Allison Navajo
Myla Vicenti Carpio Jicarilla Apache Laguna/Isleta
Conroy Chino Pueblo of Acoma

 

Project Advisory Board Meeting  Project Advisory Board Meeting
Project Advisory Board Meeting

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Thank you San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for your generous support of “A Thousand Voices.”

In addition, without the support of these caring organizations and people, “A Thousand Voices” would not be possible:

The Dan and Ashlyn Perry Charitable Foundation
Indigenous Language Institute
Mrs. Richard Luarkie, Pueblo of Laguna
Pueblo of Pojoaque
Patricia Hawley
Ulti Skin of Santa Fe
NMCF
Joan Brooks Baker and Margeaux, the Isis Fund
Avanyu Construction, LLC
Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship
Inn and Spa at Loretto
MoneyZen Wealth Management
Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund
Anonymous
Peggy and Jim Gautier
Sandy and Nick Durrie
Pamela and Robert Pierce
Nancy and Robert Lehrer
Shelby and William McMillan
Jan and Jon Wilcynski
Susan Hopkins
Carol Francis Rinehart (Project Education South Sudan)
In memory of Dr. Helen Wolle, a lifelong advocate of women’s education:
Stephanie, David and Carla Nagler Pamela (Wolle) Pierce Virginia Pace Schuweiller

Special appreciation to Jeanne Rorex Bridges, Cheyenne Artist, for the use of her beautiful art, “Ancestral Protection.” Her art can be found at RorexBridges Studio.

If you would like to support this educational film project with a pledge of a donation, or for more information about this documentary film, please contact Pam Pierce at pampierce@silverbulletproductions.com or 505-820-0552.

“Canes of Power” review in American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) blog

The goal for SBP's documentaries is to provide quality materials for teachers and students. We are proud to be reviewed so positively by American Indians in Children's Literature.

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Reserve your tickets now for our biannual event, which includes: Cocktails, Silent Auction, Lively Discussion, Live Auction, Dinner

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA... LEARNING!
Truth in Story Telling
Two Perspectives: Writer and Director

 

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail

 

Honorary Hosting Committee:

Robert Redford, Charmay Allred, Dr. Robert Martin and Luci Tapahonso, Maura Dhu and Wes Studi, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, Anne and Hampton Sides, Governor George and Felicia Rivera, Senator Tom and Jill Copper Udall, Ali MacGraw, Senator Martin and Julie Heinrich, Secretary of Indian Affairs Arthur Allison

Join Silver Bullet Productions for an evening of engaging conversation with Native American Director Chris Eyre and writer Bruce McKenna, facilitated by best selling author, Valerie Plame Wilson.

Three talented New Mexicans, recognized for their gifts worldwide, have created complex and unforgettable stories and characters.

Chris Eyre, Cheyenne and Arapaho, is director, producer and Chair of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design prestigious Film Department. He is the award winning director of riveting films such as the We Shall Remain series, Thief of Time, Skinwalker, and Smoke Signals.

Bruce McKenna, award winning writer and co-producer, is the genius behind the mini series The Pacific, and writer of the televisions series Band of Brothers. Bruce is also a scholar of United States history and Russian and Soviet Intelligence.

Moderating this lively discussion will be Valerie Plame Wilson. A former career covert CIA officer, Valerie is the author of New York Times best selling memoire Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the While House, and fictional spy thriller Blowback. Valerie serves the community on various Boards and advocates for public school reform.

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Tickets are $150 ($92 is tax deductible). Tables of 8 are available. Seating is limited.

To book your hotel room at the Inn and Spa at Loretto for the night of the event buy online or call reservations at 1-866-582-1646 with group code G0H3OL. The room rate will be $149.00 with a 3 day cancellation period. Guest will be charged a one night deposit at the time of booking.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe

 

The Dan and Ashlyn Perry Charitable Foundation

 

United Airlines

 

KSFR 101.1 FM

ultiMED ultiSkin

KRSN - Kommunity Radio Station Now, AM 1490, FM 107.1
 
Institute of American Indian Arts

Artisan - The art supply source of the Southwest

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Los Alamos National Bank

Tsay Corporation
Tsay Corporation

 

 

Major Donors

(in no particular order)

Patrick and Patty Carter
Dan Perry and Ashlyn Perry
George Rivera
Star York
Siri Hollander, Hollander Gallery
United Airlines
Inn and Spa at Loretto
Greg and Angie Schaaf

Donors

(in no particular order)

Charlene and Richard Kellner
Jan and John Wilcynski
Larry Clyde
Carol and David LaRotonda, Aerotonda
Silk Road Collections Inc, 112 W San Francisco Street #110 Santa Fe, NM
Debora Barrett
The Club At Las Campanas
Wayne Motts
Gino Hollander
ONYX
El Meze Restaurant
Anne Hillerman and Don Strel
India House Restaurant, 2501 Cerrillos Rd
Ortega’s, on the Plaza
Santa Fe Culinary Academy
Los Alamos Historical Society
Stephanie Benson
O'Keeffe Museum
Ghost Ranch
Patina Gallery
Bodhi Bazaar
Jinja Bar and Bistro
Ricardo Cate
Spirit of the Earth
Jett Gallery
Tom Taylor Custom Belts, Buckles, Accessories
Arroyo Vino
Patricia Michaels
Lori Snable

Here is a wonderful opportunity to let Silver Bullet promote your business, foundation, or corporation. To find out the benefits for Sponsorship or donation of an auction item, please contact Pam Pierce at pampierce@silverbulletproductions.com or 505-820-0552.

Thank you for supporting cultural and educational projects in New Mexico.

Student Workshops Completed – Jemez Pueblo

Silver Bullet conducted Student Writing and Filmmaking Workshops in May 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 remains at Walatowa. Thank you, Walatowa, for allowing Silver Bullet to be guests of your school!

SBP is grateful for the donation and delivery of lunches by Las Campanas for students and adults at Jemez Pueblo, Walatowa Charter High School workshop on Drop out prevention. What a wonderful community! Thank you Las Campanas.

 

Student Workshop - Jemez Pueblo  Student Workshop - Jemez Pueblo  Student Workshop - Jemez Pueblo  Student Workshop - Jemez Pueblo

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.”


BOARD AND MANAGEMENT

Silver Bullet Productions has fourteen volunteer members on the Board of Directors and one volunteer manager 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.