Growing Native on the Green Screen


Blue Tarpalechee, a member of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma, has been Vision Maker Media’s Project Coordinator since 2012. Blue serves in a project lead capacity on two ongoing initiatives.

Growing Native on the Green Screen

Date Posted: 
2013-01-30 00:00

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The production team for the upcoming Vision Maker Media series Growing Native recently came together to put the finishing touches on the Northwest episode. Chris Eyre (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho) stopped by our offices in Lincoln, Nebraska on his way to the Sundance Film Festival. Eyre worked with series Producer Brandon Verzal and Associate Producer Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee Creek) on the voice over, editing, and green screen elements for the recently filmed Northwestern episode. Vision Maker Media’s Executive Director, Shirley Sneve, was also in attendance for the green screen segments, pulling from her years of experience working with Native people to provide valuable insight into the process.

“I always enjoy getting to work with such skilled individuals as the team we have here,” Eyre said, “The episode is coming together really well, and I’m excited to get it out there for audiences to enjoy.” The Northwest episode will be the first of seven planned episodes for the Growing Native series. Coming up soon for the Growing Native team will be trips to Alaska, Oklahoma and the Great Lakes, so be sure to check back often for updates!



A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.


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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.