PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER
Daniel Glick has directed and produced a wide range of narrative and documentary shorts, commercials, web series and more. His first feature documentary film, A Place to Stand (2016), the true story of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, has been called “inspiring” (Booklist), “gutsy” (Library Journal) and “compelling” (Santa Fe New Mexican).
In 2016, he completed Our Last Refuge which tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine, the sacred homeland of the Blackfeet, and the 35-year struggle to protect it from oil and gas exploration. It was this film that led him to connect with the Blackfeet Buffalo Program.
ADVISOR / BOARD MEMBER
Paulette Fox (Kainai Nation) is a character in Thunderheart Films's feature documentary Buffalo Resurrection and is a member of the Kainai (Blood) Nation - one of four tribes in the Blackfoot Confederacy - in Alberta, Canada. She is a leader in the Iinnii Initiative and an Indigenous Knowledge holder.
HELEN AUGARE CARLSON:
Helen Augare Carlson Mamiatsikimiiaki-Magpie Woman is an enrolled member of the Ampsakapii Pikanii Blackfeet Tribe. She was born and raised on the Blackfeet Nation in Northern Montana. She is the wife of Sheldon Carlson (Mistakiiootahs – Mountain Horse) and mother of two daughters and a son. Her family are tied to the Two Medicine River Valley. She attended the Browning Public Schools, Blackfeet Community College, and Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Montana in Business Administration with emphasis in Management and Information Systems. Helen began her career in STEM education reform as the director of the Rural Systemic Initiative project at Blackfeet Community College in 2000. As a result of her leadership in education reform through the development of the NSF-funded Blackfeet Community College Rural Systemic Initiative (BCC-RSI) and Native Science Field Centers, she is demonstrating outstanding mentoring that significantly increases the participation of Native American youth K-12, tribal college students, and graduate educators in STEM throughout the Northern Rockies and Plains. Helen is currently the Title III Director in the Institutional Development Department at Blackfeet Community College. Together with her husband they hold the Ksisktahkii Mopistan Beaver Bundle and the Ponoka Iikokan (Elk Painted Lodge). She is also a student of the Niistipowahsinni language and a devoted advocate of IINNII relatives.
PRODUCER / WRITER / BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Clarke is an award-winning TV and film actress (Bosch, 24, Twilight) whose lifelong passion for wildlife preservation and environmental protection led her to Thunderheart Films. A founding member of the company, Sarah has spent the last year producing and developing three of our projects - Iniskim, Buffalo Resurrection, and an unannounced film.
Throughout her career onscreen she has supported and worked with various environmental agencies including the NRDC, Earthjustice and Arts Earth Partnership and her Thunderheart work has become an extension of that passion.
Brandon Rosser has a strong production and post production background with over two decades of experience in the American film industry. He has completed hallmark titles (including the Academy Award-winning Sling Blade) while managing film crews and professional staffs.
He is a co-founder of Sixteen19, a a boutique production and post services company specializing in feature film, episodic storytelling and commercials.
Duke Elliott is an entrepreneur and experienced home-builder with a passion for small, energy efficient and affordable homes. He has lectured nationally on sustainability and energy efficiency. Duke is responsible for energy and water conservation at Montana State University and is currently building a home made from shipping containers. He serves as the brass tacks financial guide for Thunderheart.
LAUREN MONROE JR:
ADVISOR / STORY CONSULTANT
Lauren Monroe Jr. is one of the Blackfeet Nation’s most celebrated
visual artists. His art reflects Blackfeet cultural motifs and imagery as well as his personal experience of living and growing up on the reservation.
Lauren is in the process of completing an MFA in Screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and has years of experience working in the film industry in Art Production. Film credits include: Winter in the Blood, Walking Out, Winter Light, Jimmy P, and The Ballad of Lefty Brown.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Zane Clampett (Yankton Sioux / Ihankton- wan Nation) graduated from Montana State University’s film school in 2015 and has shot dozens of commercials, documentaries, and short films.
He work also includes three films set on the Blackfeet Reservation: Our Last Refuge, Drive Them Buffalo, and Iniskim.