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Sam Barnett, Security Director, joins the Windcatcher production

Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea is proud to welcome Sam Barnett of Pace Dell Anima – Executive Protective Services (PDA) as the director of the project’s top level-security team. Sam has a passion for history, a love for Sacajawea and her story, and he and his team are committed to making sure everyone, while on set and traveling, will be protected and safe.

sam-barnettWith over 20 years in the executive protection services industry, Sam offers unparalleled experience in security consulting, personal security risk analysis/management, and logistics. Dedicated to protecting the lives of others, he has created and implemented multi-faceted personal security programs for Fortune 500 company executives, professional sports athletes, Top 40 musicians, entertainment and events. He has also designed and facilitated multiple trainings, including CCW, Close Quarter Combat, defense, and martial arts for private clients, the US Secret Service, and non-profit organizations. In addition to serving six years in the US Army, from which he was honorably discharged, Sam was a member of the Tactical Narcotics Team for the Connecticut State Police.

We are delighted to have Sam Barnett leading such a crucial part of our team! As the months ahead unfold into 2017, we are confident we’re moving closer to the production of this enormous, credible and powerful feature film project. Over this year, we have connected with amazing professionals and companies who see the vision, and it is Sacajawea’s spirit and heart that continues to draw us together.

Please visit our Official Movie Website at: www.WindcatcherTheMovie.com to follow our progress as we continue our quest, yes, our journey of discovery.

Thank you, Rick Clark, for letting us use your amazing painting of Sam Barnett for this article.

 


Onward!

What an amazing journey as we work every day to connect the right people to this project. It is a story worthy of authenticity and accuracy, with a powerful and positive Spirit surrounding each aspect. We appreciate your prayers and well-wishes as we continue our quest.

We are preparing now for our presentations to investors, historical foundations, Native groups and film professionals. One day we will all rejoice because each and everyone of you have helped contribute to the process through your inspiration and encouragement. This project is literally the journey of a lifetime!

Thank you so much, Jane
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WIndcatcher poster 5 2016

 

 


Award-winning actor, Raoul Trujillo, attached to Windcatcher!

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Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea is the film of the decade, bringing a raw beauty of the American west with its magnificent epic nature, cascading mountains, treacherous rivers, iconic characters and real adventure. This movie masterpiece will be compared only to Dances with Wolves, Last of the Mohicans, and the coming-of-age movie Memoirs of Geisha. The film’s production team will include many Native Americans in key positions. And they’ll be casting authentic Native actors for all indigenous roles, making sure this important history is properly represented.

This inspirational independent film project has attracted the talents of industry professionals including the incredible acting abilities of award-winning actor, Raoul Trujillo. Raoul is best known for his character, Zero Wolf, the Mayan villain in Apocalypto, directed by Mel Gibson. In the “Windcatcher” film he will be portraying an adapted character of history as a chief of the Hidatsa tribe, White Eagle.

 

Raoul’s career has spanned over 30 years as an actor, choreographer, director and dancer. He was a soloist with the Nikolais Dance Theatre out of New York City, and toured the world from 1980-1987. He directed and choreographed projects for Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, the Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah, and he taught at the Aboriginal Dance Project at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada.

Raoul’s past film projects have included: Black Robe, The New World, Apocalypto, Cowboys & Aliens, Riddick with Van Diesel, and his newest film, Persecuted, among many others. He brings an exciting depth-of-character and vibrant talent to the Windcatcher production.

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Raoul Trujillo on IMDB.com


Windcatcher focuses on Native American filmmakers

This journey we travel is, without a doubt, the most amazing yet cantankerous trail we’ve ever experienced.  It is a mixture of harsh reality in a literal world and a spirituality that truly blows us away at every turn. We are honored to be apart of this mosaic – and feel we are just a piece of the puzzle that once put together, will be so flowing with wisdom and power that each of us who touch this woman’s life, will never be that same.

One of the motivations of this project is the commitment to get it right.  To bring to life native culture and characters, authentic words and actions that depict the indigenous people of that time period in the most believable and accurate way.  And, more importantly, to beautifully present the “person” of Sacajawea so we deeply connect to who she was, how she lived, and what she felt — yes, a human being we all will want to love and remember.

The most vital and inspiring purpose of this Windcatcher project is to lift up and honor the proud heritage that flows through the blood of Native people.  And, to recognize it by selecting Native Americans to be apart of the production team in key positions, including producers, actors and crew.  The opportunities are astounding for Native film professionals, not just through the feature film, Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea, but also the documentary, JOURNEY of a Windcatcher.

With Windcatcher Entertainment, and our invaluable Native Youth Film Internship program, we intend to give inspiration to the next generation of magic makers.  We encourage native women to get involved in their dreams, especially if their dreams are in film.  In addition, young men will have the opportunity to explore aspects of the movie industry and further their careers.

With Sacajawea as our focal point, we respect and honor women of Native cultures who are considered givers-of-life, healers, visionaries, and they are the vessels that carry history forward so the stories are told. Sacajawea certainly fits this description, for her contributions were many as a mother and a friend; interpreter and a guide. Her hands and handiwork are woven perfectly into the fabric of life even today, and we are eager to bring this mentor and role model to the spotlight for all to know!


Windcatcher Production Team

What an amazing team we have around this powerful production. We will soon be adding more talent to this group, so watch for updates very soon!  I just want to thank everyone who has so faithfully supported the feature film production, Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea. Your encouragement and enthusiasm continues to lift us as we step ever closer to our dreams — to HER dream! Someday soon we will all share the life of this brave woman, Sacajawea.

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Once again, I want to thank all of you for your monetary support and your “heart” support for this dynamic and worthwhile internship program, Native Youth Film Internship.

Opportunity and talent are two words that can set the world on fire.  But, “Opportunity” is foremost because so many people grow up with amazing talent, Creator-given, yet never have an opportunity to achieve and reach their potential.  When this happens the world misses out.
Sacajawea’s life was lived with disappointment. The opportunities she had as a young woman in her tribe were ripped away from her when she was kidnapped at 12 years old.  Yet, her story is one of Hope, as we move closer to pre-production!  Opening a door for Native American youth is something that truly makes her Spirit soar.

Last week I had a productive and interesting experience meeting with the marketing directors of casinos in north/central California. I was really moved by the interest I saw and was able to retrieve valuable information to help us develop this program into something that is both rewarding for our interns and also for the organizations and individuals who step forward to support them.
Their positive enthusiasm for our concept and goals was filled with accolades and several things stood out as being invaluable to a Native youth who otherwise would never be able to have this experience. 1) Being taught on set by A-list moviemakers, 2) Being able to film a scene for an epic feature film and documentary, 3) Having their names listed in the credits of these international productions, 4) Attending red-carpet and film festival events!
In addition, consensus was, there are just not enough people in this world who are willing to lift up individuals to help them better their lives. Each person I spoke with voiced how they are positive our program will do just that.  They were also thrilled about the feature film production, Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea, saying it is long overdue.
It was your willingness to help with our outreach that made our meetings last week a success. Because of the incredible response we received we are planning to continue our outreach on an ongoing basis, presenting to casinos and corporations all across the country, who have a heart for Hope.
Helping one person can effect change, and in fact, one youth who has a new BELIEF in their path and their talents, will empower the FAITH they need to walk in SELF-CONFIDENCE.  That alone will change the world.  Please know every dollar you give will make a difference.  Thank you.