An artist and a storyteller at an early age, Barri Chase was born to creative academics that instilled in her a lifelong passion for the arts. Growing up on the Tulip Indian Reservation as a small child offered Barri a unique perspective on life that she has carried into her most current screenplays. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University, she decided to pursue a career in the arts and realized she had a propensity for film. Since, Barri has written 7 feature films, 3 television pilots, 12 short films and worked on several music videos. Most recently, she wrote, produced, and directed her first feature, slated to release in the Summer of 2017, titled ‘The Watchman’s Canoe’.
Since then he has appeared in over 60 films and television programs. His performance in the Academy Award-nominated Clint Eastwood-directed Flags of Our Fathers (2006) was phenomenal. He played Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American who was one of the six US Marines to raise the American flag on Iwo Jima and who found the resulting fame hard to handle, subsequently giving way to alcoholism. This alone would have been an emotional role for Adam to play; however, during filming, both his grandmother and best friend passed away. His role as Hayes is both realistic and heartbreaking, earning him two Best Supporting Actor Award Nominations. He stands out well above the rest of the cast.
Adam has been further nominated for three Awards for his role in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) including a Golden Globe. He has put in terrific performances in the comedy film Joe Dirt (2001) and the John Woo World War II war epic Windtalkers (2002) in which he co-starred with Nicolas Cage.
He headlined the cast in the Walt Disney production Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (1994), featured in John Singleton‘s Four Brothers (2005) and starred with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in the science fiction-western smash hit Cowboys & Aliens (2011). He had a starring recurring role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Big Love (2006).
In 2016, he played Christopher Weiss / Slipknot in the supervillain film Suicide Squad (2016).
Adam hopes to be appointed leader of his Lake Manitoba First Nation.
Monica studied film at the Scottsdale Community College Film School in 2009. Since then Monica has worked on a variety of productions from music videos to commercials and short films. From 2010 – 2011 Monica worked as assistant director on the award winning projects Nocturnal Emission and Hand of the Earth. She has continued her AD experience working on commercials for The Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles, California and the non-profit organization Color of Change. She also worked on ‘The Watchman’s Canoe’ as first assistant director.
Cinematographer AJ Young, started his career in Arizona before completing his degree in cinematography at Columbia College, a prestigious film school in Chicago. He has been working and creating as a cinematographer since 2010. Aj is able to get into a filmmaker’s head and bring their vision to life and he looks forward to watching the director smile as they watch the dailies. He has worked on and won multiple awards for his cinematography, including a short that made it into the Cannes Shorts Festival. Aj was selected to work on Team Oscar for the 85th Academy Awards.
Mr. Nebgen has been practicing entertainment law for close to twenty (20) years and been involved in the entertainment industry for close to forty (40) years. His clients include film, television and theatre companies, actors/actresses, musicians and many authors and painters. He counsels clients regarding business formation, intellectual property matters in copyright and trademarks, contract negotiations, and other corporate law matters. Stephen has also been called as an “expert witness” regarding entertainment issues in various litigation matters.
Mr. Nebgen is a producer with credits in film television, theatre and music. As a producer, among other credits, Stephen was the General Manager at The Lambs Theatre located at 44th Street and Broadway, in New York City. Stephen also produced such prominent Off-Broadway plays as the 20th Anniversary Revival of “Fortune and Men’s Eyes” and “Bert See’s The Light”, which featured Jack Black in his New York theatre debut.
Owner/Operator of Pirate Grip & Electric based out of Phoenix, AZ since 2004. Jarrod works both as a Key Grip & Gaffer on feature & short films, commercials, corporate videos, sports related events, & on still photography shoots. His passion is in the narrative film world & loves the challenge of traveling to new places & making a script come to life!