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2023 | Drama/Comedy | 83 Minutes

Winner of the best narrative feature at the 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival, FRYBREAD FACE AND ME follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their grandmother’s Arizona ranch, learning more about their family’s past and about themselves. Produced by Chad Burris and executive produced by Taika Waititi, the film stars Kier Tallman, Charley Hogan, Martin Sensmeier, Kahara Hodges and Sarah Natani. Written and directed by Native American filmmaker Billy Luther of the Navajo, Hopi and Laguna Pueblo tribes, his previous credits include the award-winning documentary Miss Navajo, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens that same year. Luther’s second documentary feature, Grab, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally on Public Television. Luther’s short documentary film, Red Lake, had its world premiere at the 2016 LA Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary Short at the 2016 International Documentary Association Awards. In 2018, he launched his web series “alter-NATIVE” for PBS’ IndieLens StoryCast. Luther was most recently the writer and director for the AMC series “Dark Winds.

Directed by Billy Luther

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Frybread Face and Me

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2023 | Drama/Comedy | 83 Minutes

Winner of the best narrative feature at the 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival, FRYBREAD FACE AND ME follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their grandmother’s Arizona ranch, learning more about their family’s past and about themselves. Produced by Chad Burris and executive produced by Taika Waititi, the film stars Kier Tallman, Charley Hogan, Martin Sensmeier, Kahara Hodges and Sarah Natani. Written and directed by Native American filmmaker Billy Luther of the Navajo, Hopi and Laguna Pueblo tribes, his previous credits include the award-winning documentary Miss Navajo, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens that same year. Luther’s second documentary feature, Grab, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally on Public Television. Luther’s short documentary film, Red Lake, had its world premiere at the 2016 LA Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary Short at the 2016 International Documentary Association Awards. In 2018, he launched his web series “alter-NATIVE” for PBS’ IndieLens StoryCast. Luther was most recently the writer and director for the AMC series “Dark Winds.

Directed by Billy Luther

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