TWO SPIRITS is a production of Say Yes Quickly Productions, Riding the Tiger Productions, and Just Media.
Lydia Nibley of Riding The Tiger Productions is the director, co-producer, and co-writer of TWO SPIRITS, which has screened in over 60 film festivals around the world and aired on the CBC in Canada and NITV in Australia. TWO SPIRITS aired on PBS—Independent Lens and received the Audience Award, as well as breaking all records for audience engagement online. The American Library Association named TWO SPIRITS one of the most outstanding films of the past two years. It was also screened at the White House and honored as part of a reception hosted by the president. The Creative Visions Foundation has named Lydia as one of their Creative Activists—someone who skillfully uses media and the arts to raise awareness about the world’s most critical issues and whose projects are igniting lasting social change. She has written, directed, and produced award-winning films, television programs, and books. She is currently directing and producing a new documentary titled In Her Honor.
Russell Martin is one of the film’s producers and is the co-writer. He is an internationally published author of two critically acclaimed novels as well as many nonfiction books. His book Beethoven’s Hair, a United States bestseller and a Washington Post Book of the Year, has been published in twenty-one translated editions and is the subject of a Gemini-award-winning film of the same name. At Say Yes Quickly Productions, he is in post-production on the documentary film Beautiful Faces, which he is writing, directing, and producing.
Henry Ansbacher is an executive producer of TWO SPIRITS and the executive director of Just Media. His film Iron Ladies of Liberia has been broadcast around the world and his film They Killed Sister Dorothy aired on HBO and won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival and was short-listed for an Academy Award nomination in 2008. His film The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009.
Editor Darrin Navarro edited Bug for famed director William Friedkin, and the film received the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. He produced and edited the documentary film The Painter’s Voice, also directed by William Friedkin, as well as the feature films Terri, Grace; Momma’s Man, an official selection at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival; Hate Crime, an official selection at the 2005 Palm Spring International Film Festival, and numerous other shorts, documentaries, and features.
David A. Armstrong, TWO SPIRITS’ director of photography, began his career in documentary film and has since served as the principal cinematographer for more than a dozen feature films, including the films in the Saw horror series. He has also shot numerous television productions including Crime & Punishment and Lyric Cafe.
Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Ron Eng’s credits include Coraline, Lakeview Terrace, Darfur Now, Bug, Vanilla Sky, Mulholland Drive, Independence Day, and Return to Neverland, among many other films.
Original Still Photography by
Map Animation by
Sound Designer & Re-recording Mixer
Production Sound Recordists
Post-Production Sound Services Provided by
Makeup Department Head
As Themselves, In Order of Appearance
RICHARD LAFORTUNE – Richard is a delegate to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Fred Martinez, Jr. CRAIG BENALLY
Shaun Murphy SAMUEL PARGA
Boys Looking for Lizards
ANTHONY WAKEMAN & MR. SOON
Additional Music by
THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS SOCIETY
THE HOLY SMOKERS
Provided Music by the Following Native Artists
Footage and Images Courtesy of
THE FAMILY OF FRED MARTINEZ, JR.
DR. JAMES S. BRUST
DAVID BOWYER PRODUCTIONS
THE DURANGO HERALD
CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES, SMITHSONIAN
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE
OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS, NEW MEXICO
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Production and Creative Advertising Services Provided by
TOY BOX ENTERTAINMENT
RUSSELL HARNDEN III