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This program include six (6) short films! Please click through the films on the right to see details about each one.

BLACKWATER (Winner - Best Indigenous Short)

Years of reckless alcoholism, a country music star finally hits rock bottom and is court-ordered into wellness therapy with an offbeat group of misfits on her hometown reservation.

Director's Bio:

Boise Esquerra is a Hopi Filmmaker from the Colorado River Indian Tribes in Parker, AZ. He holds a BA in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production with an MFA in Filmmaking and recently earned his final degree, and MFA in Screenwriting from the New York Film Academy. Boise has a great passion for the entire spectrum of his craft and every aspect that goes into it. Much of his inspiration comes from various life experiences and stories from real events. He currently resides in Burbank, CA - where he writes, directs and creates in hopes of being not only extremely successful in filmmaking, but more so, helping to pave the way for diverse inclusion within the filmmaking industry - this including strong Native American representation.

  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Northwest Premiere
  • Rating
  • Note
    New York Film Academy - Burbank
  • Director
    Boise B. Esquerra
  • Screenwriter
    Boise Esquerra
  • Producer
    Katahrine Jameson, Boise Esquerra, Branscombe Richmond
  • Cast
    Kyla Garcia, Branscombe Richmond, Gary Farmer, Loren Anthony, Carolina Hoyos, Bernadette Perez
  • Cinematographer
    Max Margolin
  • Editor
    Boise Esquerra
  • Production Design
    Masha Lyass
  • Sound Design
    Patrick Giraudi