For the past 9 years, Long House Media’s SuperFly filmmaking experience has been helping to develop our next generation of storytellers. The SuperFly filmmaking experience, based in Seattle, gives Native youth ages 13-19 invaluable inside experience at all things related to making films.
The SuperFly filmmaking experience brings together roughly 50 Native youth from across Turtle Island, and along with numerous mentors, they get broken into small groups where they are equipped with an original script (past SuperFly scripts have been written by Sherman Alexie, Peter Bratt, & Sterlin Harjo) and set lose for 36 hours to develop a storyboard, shoot, and edit their films. The youth serve as the films actors, directors, editors, and produce the short films scores.
Shortly after completion, the films are shown at the Seattle International Film Festival, which is the Nation’s largest and most well attend film festival.
This years SuperFly film making experience will take place at the Snoqualmie Tribe. The short films will be showcased on May 31st at 4:00 PM at the Harvard Exit Theater in Seattle.