Production Team

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 recently directed and produced the award-winning documentary film Beautiful Faces.”

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.

 

 

 

Associate Producers

PEGGY ENSIGN

JEN RAININ

Associate Producers

TERRI KRUG

PATRICK STERNBERG

Written by

RUSSELL MARTIN

LYDIA NIBLEY

Additional Photography

ADAM HONZL

SCOTT RANSOM

Original Still Photography by

KRISSIE GREGORY

Map Animation by

RUSSELL CALABRESE

Sound Designer & Re-recording Mixer

RONALD ENG

Sound Editor

ROBERT TROY

Production Sound Recordists

KEVIN BOWE

PAUL GRAFF

RYAN THOMPSON

RON KANTER

Post-Production Sound Services Provided by

SAMMY SOUND

ADR Recordists

SAM ARONSON

ERICK MEANY

Post-Production Supervisor

DARRIN NAVARRO

Production Manager

JOHN PETERS-CAMPBELL

Production Accountant

MICHAEL DONNER

Production Assistants

JEWELL ARCOREN

TIM WILSON

Research Assistant

OLIVIA KANZ

Makeup Department Head

NIKKI CARBONETTA

Makeup Artist

AMBER LONDON

As Themselves, In Order of Appearance

PAULA MITCHELL

JOHN PETERS-CAMPBELL

ALBERT MCLEOD

JOHN PARKER

L. FRANK

JUANTIO BECENTI

WESLEY THOMAS

RICHARD LAFORTUNE – Richard is a delegate to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

MARK THOMPSON

CATHY RENNA

TRAVIS GOLDTOOTH

GAIL BINKLY

Cast

Fred Martinez, Jr. CRAIG BENALLY

Shaun Murphy   SAMUEL PARGA

Boys Looking for Lizards

CARTER HALNIER

MALACHI CHURCH

Original Music

JUANTIO BECENTI

ANTHONY WAKEMAN & MR. SOON

DAVID REYES

Additional Music by

PATTI SMITH

THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS SOCIETY

THE HOLY SMOKERS

MANDY HOFFMAN

LEE HARRIS

CANYON RECORDS

Provided Music by the Following Native Artists

ANTHONY WAKEMAN

MR. SOON

CLAN/DESTINE

VERDELL PRIMEAUX

JOHNNY MIKE

ROBERT ATTSON

SKYCHASERS

RADMILLA CODY

LOUIE GONNIE

Footage and Images Courtesy of

THE FAMILY OF FRED MARTINEZ, JR.

ANNABELLE JANSSEN

BRIAN GLEASON

JUANTIO BECENTI

ALBERT MCLEOD

DR. JAMES S. BRUST

ARTBEATS

DAVID BOWYER PRODUCTIONS

ECHO FILMS

DAVID FORTNEY

CORTEZ JOURNAL

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

WHYTE MUSEUM

Production and Creative Advertising Services Provided by

ALPHADOGS and

TOY BOX ENTERTAINMENT

Supervising Producer

RUSSELL HARNDEN III

Editors

VICE ASTA

BRANDON FLOYD

JONATHAN RICE

Additional Editing

CARL ALFARO