Who We Are

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At Native Hope Media we honor the indigenous oral tradition of storytelling.

Our original and client focused work adheres to our core values of representation, the dismantling of barriers, and our belief in the fundamental power of storytelling to inspire change.

We are a subsidiary of Native Hope - a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

We work closely with our parent organization in the identification of projects, initiatives, and partners throughout development and production.

 

Our Team

Selim Sandoval

Executive Producer

Selim, of Mayan decent, brings a diverse set of life experiences, skillsets, and a business development background to Native Hope Media as an Executive Producer and Co-Founder. A lifelong devotee of the arts with numerous film credits as an actor and producer, Selim has also founded several green energy companies and consulted on the development and creation of numerous companies and initiatives.

Trisha Burke

Head of Creative

Trisha is the Executive Director at Native Hope and the Creative Director and a Co-Founder of Native Hope Media. A lifelong teacher, playwright, and artist, her experience includes decades of teaching and mentorship as well as a business and creative development background. Trisha works closely with clients and collaborators to ensure consistency of messaging and quality of Partnerships.

Noah Lang

Consulting Producer

Noah is an independent film producer and branded content creative with a background in creative development and production management. His films have played countless festivals including Tribeca, SXSW, and LAFF and have been distributed internationally with partners such as Netflix, Hulu, and Vertical Entertainment. His brand clients include Chase, Infiniti, JCPenney, Chevy, Canon, and many more.

Mark Lewis

Director & Producer

Mark Lewis is a tribal member of both the Gila River and Sac & Fox Nations. Already a professional photographer with over 15 years of experience, he recently transitioned to filmmaking with the documentary LEGACY which has played festivals including Taos, Phoenix, and NMWIF. The film was recently distributed by PBS and Vision Maker Media. Originally from Arizona, he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is presently majoring in Cinematic Arts & Technology at the Institute of American Indian Arts [IAIA]. As a filmmaker, Mark is developing several unscripted projects for Native Hope.

Shaandiin Tome

Filmmaker

Shaandiin Tome, Diné, is a filmmaker from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recently, Shaadine graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in Film and Digital Media Production and hopes to continue her career as a filmmaker. She is a 2016 Sundance Full Circle Fellowship alumna and Programming Intern. In May 2017, she was selected for the Sundance Native Filmmaker’s Lab Fellowship. Currently, she aims to bring resonating imagery in convergence with story, illustrating her perspective as a Diné woman. Her short film Mud(Hashtl"ishnii) premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Erik Hickey

Production Assistant

Erik Hickey is a graphic designer and visual artist from Chamberlain, South Dakota. He studied graphic media design at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls. As a friend and family member to many Native Americans, Erik has made helping Native Hope—and all its missions—his sole priority. Improvisational art, versatility, and keeping with current technology has afforded Erik the opportunity to study under professional mentors and skilled artists at Native Hope.

Laura Hinman

Production Assistant

Laura Hinman is a creative producer and aspiring filmmaker from San Diego, CA. Laura studied graphic design and art history at Pratt Institute. She worked in NY’s fashion industry. On the sets of commercial and editorial photoshoots, she discovered her passion for production. This love for creating projects drove her to explore different mediums, with performance art and film. Currently she lives in Santa Fe, NM and studies Cinematic Arts & Technology at the IAIA.

Our Tradition

NATIVE HOPE MEDIA IS A PRODUCTION COMPANY FOUNDED ON AN ETHOS OF FAIRNESS, REPRESENTATION, SUPPORT, AND EMPOWERMENT FOR FILMMAKERS, ARTISTS, BRANDS, AND CREATORS.

We are driven by a desire to create lasting relationships with our clients and viewers that align with our values and greater mission.

We collaborate with organizations, institutions, brands, and partners to craft meaningful content that can impact not only the lives of Native American youth but a wide and diverse audience.

Language, tradition, art, ceremonies, honoring the past, and family. These elements aren’t just parts of our lives; they form our identity and they underpin the work that we take on and develop as a team.

We believe that the tradition of storytelling can impact change now more than ever. Native Hope Media is the natural evolution of that belief.

Storyteller Lab

THE NATIVE MEDIA STORYTELLER LAB PROGRAM IS AN ANNUAL INCUBATOR PROGRAM FOR MEDIA CREATIVES ENGAGED IN A VARIETY OF DISCIPLINES INCLUDING INDEPENDENT FILM, DOCUMENTARY, UNSCRIPTED, ANIMATION, AND EPISODIC STORYTELLING.

NMSL is a yearlong program for selected resident artists who work closely with the Native Hope Media team and select mentors and industry professionals to develop and produce carefully vetted projects for multi-platform Distribution.

Our inaugural class of residents will be announced soon and is comprised of a diverse slate of documentary and narrative filmmakers whose projects represent a wide cross-section of content form and subjects.

By participating in the Storyteller Lab, residents are awarded an upfront stipend, access to facilities and in-kind tools, and an open-door policy with Native Hope Media staff and specifically engaged mentors and Advisors.

Advisors will include professionals both above and below the line including directors, producers, and writers as well as industry executives such as managers, executive producers, and agents.

Contact Us

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