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MANITOU API - Where the Sun Rises
ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS
FO R IM M E D I AT E RE L E A S E August 15, 2010
JO N AT H A N WA R M DAY Jonathan Warm Day, a self-taught artist. His paintings have shown at The International Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, New York and most recently at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico where he was the only living artist featured among the greats, in a year long show, Native American Picture Books of Change. His first book, Taos Pueblo Painted Stories has just gone into its third printing. Jonathan’s photo was taken by Mona Makela. www.monamakela.com
Jonathan Warm Day
CO D Y LI T T L E HAW K SW I M M E R Cody Little Hawk Swimmer was raised in the old traditions of the Eastern Cherokee of the Qualla Reservation in Cherokee, NC. For 26 years, he has been a composer, songwriter, recording artist, performer, storyteller, spiritual teacher and counselor. He is a Native American Music Award nominee and an international guest speaker. He has shared his gifts and knowledge of Native American music, folklore, crafts and culture worldwide. He has provided music for the films, “Little Dove” and “The 8th Fire”.
Cody Little Hawk has made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Grand Old Opry, PBS’s, Spirit Dance, and has played with Willy Nelson, Bill Miller, Cherokee Rose, Douglas Spotted Eagle, & Robert Tree Cody, to name a few.
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Julia Bortz Pyatt
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND FILM DISTRIBUTION TEAM
JU L I A BO RT Z PYAT T Julia Pyatt has been a Public Relations and Events Director in New Mexico for 20 years. She is also the host/producer of her radio show, Exploring Sacred Places, a documentary filmmaker and television interviewer. Julia lives in Taos, New Mexico.
OS T R O W A N D CO M PA N Y Ostrow and Company believes in supporting the creative process behind a motion picture that begins with a compelling story and ultimately changes the way people think globally. The skillful navigation through the Hollywood landscape is what allows the film to arrive and be seen as many people as possible. Ostrow and Company sought Cindy and Andy Pickard out for their film, Manitou API – Where the Sun Rises. Ostrow has arranged financing and or negotiated distribution for over 125 feature films, TV Movies, and numerous documentaries. Manitou API was marketed at this year’s Canne’s Film Festival. An international distribution deal is in the works. Pickard Reps: Page Ostrow and Ivan Chen. www.ostrowandcompany.com
READER ALERT FOR THE TAOS NEWS! Read The Taos News Falls Arts Festival Magazine and check out our beautiful ad on the back cover. On the stands, September 2,2010.
7 Sacred Teachings t-shirts and hoodies designed by Taos Pueblo artist, Jonathan Warm Day will be available at the screenings and afterwards through the www.the8thfire.org. Click on the image to see slide show.
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CO N TA C T : Julia Bortz Pyatt, 575.779.4778 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org www.the8thfire.org/manitou_api