Brian Wescott

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Brian Wescott

Brian Wescott was born and raised in Alaska, where he heard harrowing stories about his mother barely evading BIA boarding school. (One time her auntie had to hide her under a staircase and chase a social worker out with a broom.) He recently Exec. Produced “American Indian Actors” for the SAG Presiden’t National Task Force for American Indians, a committee for which he is co-vice-chair. He also joined the WGA with a proposed four-hour series on modern Native history with a trickster host, to be directed by Chris Eyre. He co-produced and appears in “Christmas in the Clouds”, the first feature comedy set in Indian country, and he also co-produced the award-winning short “Ancestor Eyes” directed by Kalani Queypo and starring Tantoo Cardinal.

Job Title: 
Executive Producer
Tribal Affiliation: 
Athabascan/Yup’ik

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Stations

Lake of Betrayal looks at the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty against a backdrop of a federal Indian Termination policy, pork-barre

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