Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dear Facebook,

Due to certain circumstances, I have been taking a break from facebook. I know that I've gotten messages and wall things and all that jazz and, while I do appreciate these things, I haven't checked them in a while. I'll return some time, but for now it's better for me not to be on it. If you want to get in touch with me, call, email, write a letter, write a blog thing, whatever.
Thanks friends.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

this is amazing

Created at the IAIA Summer Film Workshop last year. word to my peeps.

watch this, we'll put your comment in a movie! also it's super funny

Courtesy of Miss Stephanie Painter, a scene from her upcoming movie The Hand Drum part of the IAIA Disney | ABC Summer Film Workshop. We're trying to get a lot of views and comments so we can get a screenshot and make Sherwin a youtube star. Help out, repost, etc.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

short movie

Our first day of the film program they gave us point and shoot digital cameras and told us to make a 2 minute movie in one's what I did:

ghosts and cowgirls, she and him


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

what i'm doing with my summer

I finished my shoot today. The shortest yet at 11.5 hours. I never want to work with child actors again.

Here's our press release:

News Release
For Immediate Distribution
June 30, 2008

Contact: Marcella Ernest
Summer TV and Film Workshop Coordinator
505.424.5796 (ph)
505.424.3030 (fax)

IAIA and Disney/ABC Summer Television and
Film Workshop Screening July 25th
Celebratory Dinner and Presentation Offered to Public Free of Charge

Santa Fe, NM –The public is invited to attend a special screening for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Disney/ABC Summer Television and Film Workshop on July 25, 2008 beginning at 6 p.m. The event is a culmination of six weeks of hard work by fifteen Native American students from across the country. A complementary dinner with Native cuisine will be offered, followed by a first-time viewing of several original films. Disney/ABC executives will be on hand to discuss the unique partnership between organizations and students will attend to discuss their work. The dinner and screening will take place at the Library and Technology Center on the Institute of American Indian Arts Campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Now in its fifth year, the Institute of American Indian Arts and Disney/ABC Summer Television and Film Workshop is a unique program offered to American Indians who are interested in the film industry. Its goal is to target students who are passionate about writing and/or producing television and film and who are considering careers in Hollywood and beyond. Television executives assist with the design and implementation of projects, and academic credit is offered at the end of the course. This year, the workshop focused on two tracks, a writer’s workshop and a production workshop.

J. Carlos Peinado (Hidatsa/Mandan), Chair of the New Media Arts Department says, “Entering the fifth year of our Disney/ABC Television and Film Workshop we are pleased to have established long term opportunities for our students in both the writing and production tracks of this course. This year promises some of our best work yet as we shift the emphasis towards a more streamlined approach to the underlying fundamentals and skills associated with quality production.”

For more details about this event please call Marcella Ernest at 505.424.5796 or email


IAIA Mission:
To empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures
through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach