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Three Diné girls escape the initial roundup of the 1863 Navajo Long Walk.
Three Diné girls escape the initial roundup of the 1863 Navajo Long Walk.

What We Want to Do

This summer (2013) we will capture B-roll shots including aerial footage of the Navajo Nation reservation landscape using the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0. The Great Southwest offers surreal landforms, vivid colors, and complex textures. We hope to offer our audience a diversity of beautiful, sweeping shots of the southwest region.

"Not many people take in those subtle moments of appreciating the beauty of landscapes." - Anonymous

Photo courtesy AR.Drone 2.0
Photo courtesy AR.Drone 2.0

Please enjoy our video previews i.e. behind the scenes, etc. Don't forget this whole film production is done using mobile technology; all footage captured using the iPhone 4. With the advent of quality mobile technology hardware, the average user can now share creative film and still photo projects.

On the set with two Diné characters.
On the set with two Diné characters.
On the set of The Great Chacoan Escape.
On the set of The Great Chacoan Escape.
On the set of a fight scene.
On the set of a fight scene.
On the set for the Homestead scene.
On the set for the Homestead scene.
On the set for the Homestead scene.
On the set for the Homestead scene.
On the set of the New Mexico Volunteers scene.
On the set of the New Mexico Volunteers scene.

Film Production Information
Shot entirely on the iPhone 4.

Visit www.chacorunner.blogspot.com to follow this project.

Directed by Kialo Winters
Written by Kialo Winters, Robert Tsinnijinnie, Allison Tachine

Directed by Kialo Winters
Written by Kialo Winters, Robert Tsinnijinnie, Allison Tachine
Location: Navajo Nation reservation Eastern Agency - Ojo Encino, Torreon & Tinian, New Mexico USA

"Escape Artist", "The Last Bird"
Composed and Performed by Zoe Keating
© and (P) Zoë Keating
Published by 020202 Music (ASCAP)

Starring
Lavencie Cayaditto as Glinii
June Winters as Younger Sister
Robert Tsinnijinnie as Older Brother
Christian Walters as Ute Warrior son
Andrew F. Begaye as Ute Warrior
Lee Johnson as New Mexico Militia Volunteers 
Manuel Ornelas as New Mexico Militia Volunteers

Photography
Terri Winters
Gilbert Tsinnijinnie
Kialo Winters

Editor
Kialo Winters

G/E Swing Crew
Calvin Walters
Elden Morgan

Master Seamstress
Novalene Meyers-Castillo

Special Thanks
Gabe Barboan
Bob Tsinnijinnie
Valerie Antone
Eunice Begaye
Lori Smiley
Mitchell Walters
Willie Montoya
Richard Montoya
Gibson & Renee Ignacio
Alvin & Jackie Toledo
Santiago & Johnelle Montoya

Shot with FiLMiC Pro 2 app (http://www.filmicpro.com)
Edited with the iMovie app (http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/)

Contact: info@jumpingsun.com

Risks and challenges

We started this project as an idea. This idea turned into more research and the start of a historical novel. Then my brother, Robert, who is in the New Mexico film industry said, "Hey I think you have a great short film on your hands. Let's make a film."

The novel quickly transformed into a screenplay and with the support of our production crew (ALL VOLUNTEERS!) we captured amazing film footage. Our friends and family believe in this project and we hope to offer the youth an opportunity to see a true American Indian perspective, a perspective from our oral stories that they hear from their bedside, at the dining table, and at family reunions.

If we do not get funded we simply will use ground level B-roll shots.

-Kialo Winters

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