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Let the magic begin in 2017!

 

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2017 is going to be a spectacular year for Windcatcher The Movie, LLC. We have built a powerful team, a dynamic business plan, a realistic film budget and soon we will be launching an emotional and captivating teaser reel.

Our journey continues as we gear up for success this year. Please check out Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea on IMDB, and “Like” the project. Visit often and watch the magic unfold!

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Nationally recognized executive joins Windcatcher

Rick Clark photoWe are excited to welcome Rick Clark as Co-Producer on the Windcatcher production team. During our first meeting, we were moved by Rick’s deep passion for Sacajawea and her story. With his African American and Native American heritage, Rick holds a heartfelt and spiritual understanding of this powerful journey we walk. He believes the story must be told and he is willing to do whatever he can to make it happen.

Rick is a nationally recognized consultant, influencer and executive advisor with over 25 years of notable leadership experience in many arenas including entertainment and film. He currently advises Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers, GM’s team owners, C-level staff within the Fortune 500 NFL team ownership, high net worth influencers and political clientele up to several heads of State/royal families with high level strategies aimed at diversity, public relations, multicultural marketing, tourism, entertainment and others.

Rick created and launched one of the largest African American/executive search and consulting firms in America and one of the most respected NFL agent agencies, negotiating over a billion dollars in sports contracts. His specialties include placement of investors interested in entertainment, movie projects, film and TV, NFL, MLB and real estate. He has frequently appeared on television, radio and in print

We are honored and humbled to have Rick join our team. Indeed, we hold a light that is already shinning… we just need to walk in it, every day, with gratitude and thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the Corps of Discovery we call: CHARGE ON! — Have No Fear.

Janey

 


Award-winning actor, John Savage, joins Windcatcher!

John SavageWe are catching the wind! Our cast welcomes award-winning actor John Savage as “Charbonneau” (Sacajawea’s husband)! Also welcome Oscar Best as “York” (Clark’s servant) and Blanca Blanco as an Associate Producer and the part of “Mama” (a white settler at Fort Manuel Lisa).

Check out our cast on IMDB:
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And, watch for a press release soon on these powerful additions to the project!

 

 

 


What a journey we walk…

1 HawkIt’s a trek that is, at times, nearly as adventurous as the Corps of Discovery. We have always chosen to take the road that leads us to authenticity and accuracy, a strong foundation. And, making sure our lady, Sacajawea, is honored and her story protected to the highest degree.

This film deserves to be an epic production and we continue to make the decisions necessary for that to happen. The Windcatcher team is devoted and passionate to not only Sacajawea and her story, but also to Native languages, cultural preservation, and providing internships for Native young people.

Our team of advisers include Native American and Sacajawea experts, liaisons with the tribes, language experts, Lewis and Clark historians, Foundation officials, authors and scholars. It is a distinguished group of professionals who have been devoted over the years to our efforts. Some have provided powerful recommendations and supporting quotes to stand behind this production.

We are very fortunate to be moving closer to pre-production as we know everyone is excited and eager for this film to soon be on the big screen.

While some have had different ideas over the course of this journey, we have always committed, no matter what, to a unique perspective for this production: to stick to the history we know and rely on culture, tradition and her spirit to capture the rest, and give her a voice. That takes tenacity, it takes the right mix of people and passion, it takes a synergy that is called together in the right timing and the right way. And, we are getting there — we are ready to soar!

 


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!


Screenplay Synopsis

Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea 

Salmon RiverThe year is 1800, at the headwaters of the Missouri River.  BOINAIR, a 12-year-old Shoshone girl celebrates her initiation into womanhood.  Her husband is chosen; her future is bright.  But, after the ceremony her village is attacked by Hidatsa warriors determined to take women and children. The girl is torn from those she loves and given the Hidatsa name SACAJAWEA, for the spirit of the eagle that leads her.

In early 1803, President THOMAS JEFFERSON commissions his secretary, MERIWETHER LEWIS to lead an expedition to the Pacific Ocean.  By June, WILLIAM CLARK joins the Corps of Discovery.

At the same time, Sacajawea, now a Hidatsa slave, is traded for a gun to a brutish French trapper, CHARBONNEAU.   Soon, she is pregnant with his son.

By November 1804, the Corps of Discovery arrives at the Hidatsa village searching for an interpreter to negotiate for Shoshone horses to cross the mountains.  In this exploration that will birth a nation, Sacajawea sees a way home…

Through horrendous weather, starvation and the constant threat of death the Corps finally reaches the Shoshone village. Sacajawea is reunited with her uncle, CAMEAHWAIT, and her betrothed.  But, her joy and the dream of coming home are dashed, when her love will not allow her to stay because she belongs to the white man.

So, in his wisdom, Cameahwait sets a new purpose for his niece.  Though devastated and heartsick, Sacajawea accepts what seems an unhappy fate — not yet realizing her true destiny is before her…

The soldiers marvel at their luck, knowing they have horses because of Sacajawea.  If only President Jefferson knew the door to his dream of expansion, and the future of a modern world, is now open because of a 16 year old Indian girl.

This is a story that has never been told.  It is a powerful, epic drama about an icon of the American west – Sacajawea, the Windcatcher.

 

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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.

It’s a journey of our discovery…

This journey we are on has taken twists and turns, tested our patience and tenacity, and convinced us that this project, Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea, is much more than any of us had ever imagined.

When I started up this path, I didn’t know what to expect.  I only knew, while sitting alone on a plateau in Three Forks, Montana, May 20, 1989, I heard a voice in my ear that said, “I want you to write my story.”  It wasn’t a loud voice, more like a thought from somewhere else, but it was not to be ignored.  Though I made an attempt to write it as a book at the time, I wasn’t ready spiritually to really begin.  In fact, it wasn’t until 2003, when my daughter, Jerah, was heading to California to film school, and she told me to take out that story and write it into a screenplay.

Over the four years it took for me to listen to that spiritual voice, and to create this woman who wanted her story told, I was helped by my daughter, my husband and my script analyst, with ideas, character format, script structure and inspiration, that eventually allowed this story, from a first-time screenwriter, to become a reality in 2007.

The journey has been long, with much sacrifice, and here we are now in November, 2013.  In just the last six months, I have truly become aware of the depth and breadth of this project.   It is so much more than a movie.  In fact, it is so spiritually powerful, we are also producing a documentary, Journey of a Windcatcher, that goes deeper into how this story came to be, how spirit is part of the journey, how lives have unbelievably intersected along the path and how the words of the script miraculously reveal meanings of a Native message that calls us all together through hope and love.

I am overflowing with gratitude for those professionals who have been drawn to these projects.  The Windcatcher Team is devoted to the Spirit that is guiding us.  We are flying high to incredible heights, passing the clouds, the stars and the sun!  Everyone who experiences this trilogy of inspiring projects, will never be the same.

Watch for more announcements very soon, as we move closer to production every day!  And, thank you for your devotion to following the path with us — this journey of OUR discovery.

Yours,
Janey


Windcatcher Nominated for Film Festival, BEST PERIOD PIECE Screenplay

Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea has recently been Selected and Nominated for the BEST PERIOD PIECE Screenplay at the Action On Film International Film Festival.  It’s a very exciting time for the Windcatcher team as we move closer to the production of this inspirational and important film.

Watch for updates on this website coming soon!

 


Take flight, catch the wind… and soar!

I have never in my life imagined there would be this intensity and outpouring of interest and love for this woman, Sacajawea.  She is already bringing together people from across the United States and Canada, as well as those in Europe and other countries around the world who want to be involved by following this production.

We want to encourage you to visit our sites frequently for updates as we head into a time of amazement.  We are very close to moving forward into the next steps of the journey with our powerful A-list production team.

Here are the things you can do to further awareness of this important and powerful production:

1)       Add friends you think would want to be a part of the Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea group on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/WindcatcherFilms/?fref=ts , and fill in their names at “add people to the group.”

2)      Keep up-to-date here on the official website www.WindcatcherTheMovie.com and make comments on our posts.

We know Sacajawea’s story will have a huge impact on our world!  You are part of the journey.   Let’s take flight, catch the wind … and soar!

Thank you, everyone,

Jane


The Windcatcher Team is growing!

View our movie profile on IMDb.com at:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2837492/combined


On eagle’s wings…

April 6, 1789  – According to the Farmers Almanac, Sacajawea is born

The dawn is coming….

Our Production Team is dedicated to making this movie with the authenticity it deserves and the spirit it embodies.   We are literally flying with the eagles.  “She” is moving us, leading us and guiding us to bring her life to the world.

Keep watching for details, we have amazing energy and wonderful things are on the horizon!  We are taking flight!

225 years old and we are finally telling her story!

According to The Writer’s Almanac, this is the birthday and life span of Sacajawea.

“It’s the birthday of the Shoshone woman Sacajawea, born in Idaho (sometime around 1789). She was kidnapped at age 10 by the Hidatsa tribe, sold into slavery, and bought by a French-Canadian trapper who made her one of his two wives. When Lewis and Clark hired the trapper to guide them to the Pacific, Sacajawea — a teenager with her two-month-old baby on her back — was part of the package. She accompanied the party to the Pacific Ocean and back, acting as their interpreter. She could speak half a dozen Indian languages, she told them which plants were edible, and, William Clark said, tribes were inclined to believe that their party was friendly when they saw Sacajawea because a war party would never travel with a woman, especially one with a baby.

When the trip was over, Sacajawea’s husband got $500 and 320 acres of land. She died in December 1812, of a “fever,” at the age of 23. Clark legally adopted her two children — the boy who had been a baby on the expedition, Jean Baptiste, and an infant daughter, Lisette.”
~ The Writer’s Almanac • 04.06.14

Thank you all for your support of this long and arduous journey,

Jane


Languages of the heart

The language of the People… “Makes my heart soar like a hawk.”
~ Chief Dan George

 

The production team for Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea is working everyday to make contacts and ultimately bring together those people who  will drive this epic film to completion.  Powerful  passion and energy surround this incredible story.  From actors and regalia makers to historians and linguists, we are catching the wind.

Linguistics is one of the most important aspects of the production, since eight languages are spoken throughout the script’s journey.  It is our intent to maintain their authenticity, showing the true challenges of communication the group experienced.   Shoshone, Nez Perce, Clatsop, Hidatsa, Mandan, French, English and universal sign language are all spoken in this film.

One of the beauties of Windcatcher is the opportunity it provides to share diversity and tradition in the most natural way.  The depth of emotion we feel as we connect to their world helps us understand this difficult time period, the indigenous people and the many broad cultures.  It helps us relate to the exquisite and unique lives they lived in 1805.  We hope it will help Native Americans to have a new awareness and love for their beautiful heritage. We hope it will help all Americans to see this country for what it was, and is, and how much better it can become.

Wado (thank you),

Jane

 

 


The Windcatcher Team…

Ten years ago I began this incredible Journey of Discovery.  I have tried to bring together like-minded, like-spirited people who share my passion for this woman in our history who means so much, to so many.

The caretakers of this powerful story have realized a great responsibility.  While I’ve been careful to keep those people who will cherish and protect it, I also know without a doubt that “she” is selecting, “she” is leading — yes, “she” is calling the right people together who will give life to her journey by keeping history and tradition true.

On two occasions, I met with the Agai’dika Shoshone, Sacajawea’s people.  The Shoshone liaison, Leo Ariwite, has been truly wonderful in helping us connect to the right people for authenticity of culture and language.  There are also others who have been drawn to the Windcatcher.  Historians, linguists, film executives, casting and location professionals, talented musicians, stunt people and special effects experts, directors and actors, and many Native American communities  who have been so supportive of our efforts.

Soon we will all come together in perfect harmony, to create an epic film that will literally stir the “heart and soul” of humanity.  We need this story; we need to understand as a nation, we need a worthy heroine.

I am so grateful for everyone who has supported this project either professionally, or personally.  We are making it happen together with our awesome production team.  Thank you so very much.

Yours always,
Jane

 


Book Jane L. Fitzpatrick at your next event to share how she met the “Windcatcher” on her own Journey of Discovery.


Undaunted!

Out my window I see an unusual sight this morning, a cloudy, gray LA sky. But, it does put me in a reflective, literary mood. It’s very hard to write a blog about a film project without being able to share what is really happening. When all is in place and we are “rockin’ and rollin’” I will be so thrilled to blog about the process — and you will be amazed. What a journey, what a mountain, what an undaunted expedition!

I’ve watched, with disappointment and elation, the pieces of this “windswept” puzzle blow in every direction over the past few years. But, now those pieces are slowly and gently floating to earth, beginning to land in perfect order for our beautiful masterpiece. Oh, but the floating is still so, so, so very slow… {{{deep breath}}}

This will be (and is) one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I have realized many things through the process. One of the most cherished ways Sacajawea’s story has touched me is through the respect and love I have felt for the Indigenous people of this great land. My hope is that her life will bring awareness to Native Americans and their plight, and to all other Americans, by shedding light on the many wrongs that we must strive to make right. This story will help us see. Her life will be a beacon to us all.

Keep watching for updates here and on facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/WindcatcherFilms/?ref=ts&fref=ts

I leave you today with this quote that truly is at the core of my motivation:

“For generations we have heard of this brave woman and how she was included in the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific. But, by creating her image and personality, her character and her soul, we’ve moved past the legend and established the biological Sacajawea. This is a great responsibility because this is the person we’ll all remember going forward.”
                                                                 ~Jane L. Fitzpatrick, on Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea


Human Wisdom…

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope.” ~Alexandre Dumas Père

After returning home to Washington for a short trip to visit with family and friends, I am now eager to get back to Los Angeles. It’s been a great trip and a good time to go since patience is still our main goal as we progress slowly toward pre-production of this epic “Windcatcher” film.

Our work over the last few months has yielded an array of talented people who are eager to support and commit to the project. We are getting close, but are not quite there.

Being in L.A. has presented opportunities and get-togethers with people I never thought I would meet. Doors have opened and A-list talented people are interested.  We are eagerly awaiting the next steps. The Native American community and those close to this story are wonderfully supportive and ready to make it happen. And, the Lewis and Clark historians are enthusiastically on-board to help in any way they can. In a sentence: “The table is set, now everyone must come to tea.”

So, in our patience we ask for your best wishes and continued support for Sacajawea and her amazing story. Thank you all for being with us. If “waiting” and “hoping” are indications of wisdom, well my team and I must be very, very wise!

Yours,
Jane


Climbing the Mountain


“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”  ~Edmund Hillary

After writing Windcatcher for four years and pitching it another five, I realized recently that to be fully committed to my dream I had to stretch myself.  It meant leaving my family for a time and taking a huge leap of faith.

Now, if you had known me years ago, this “leap” would have been the last thing I would have done.  I was a home-body, totally content to plant my garden, cook and clean, and write my stories and poems.  I would never have considered taking off on my own to follow my dream.

But, this willingness was a process that started in 1988,  and, ironically, it was Sacajawea’s spirit that was calling me even then.  We lived in Bozeman, Montana, and one Saturday morning (May 20, 1989), I decided to get in the car and head out to Three Forks at the headwaters of the Missouri River —  all alone.  Matthew, my husband,  was encouraging — I think he liked that I was doing something outside the box.  Little did I know that I was about to meet the spirit of this brave woman.

Three Forks was where Sacajawea was kidnapped from her people in about 1800.  I had been fascinated with her all my life, but that stretching of myself to connect to her, was the beginning of where I am today.

I’m sitting here now, writing in my rented room near Los Angeles, CA.  I have met with the most incredibly talented  people  —  people I never, ever thought  I would meet.  I’ve had the warmest conversations and opportunities to share how Sacajawea has inspired me and how this story came to be.  I know this film will be produced for all to see, around the world, because she will have it no other way.  She is pushing me to climb.  It truly is not the “mountain” we conquer, but ourselves.

Matthew continues to look at me with encouragement and unceasingly supports my stretching outside the box. His enlightened mind has been a driving force over the last nine years of this project and he just keeps inspiring me.

I guess this post is a little more personal than the others.  It’s probably because I miss my family.  But, this cause is worthy and my hope is that you will wrap your arms around me because it is, in fact, “we” who will make this happen.

Thank you all so very much.

Jane


Windcatcher Production Team

 

The Producers ~

The Windcatcher producers have a passion for cinema and a sincere interest in portraying a historically accurate rendition of Native American history.  We believe this film will help inspire movie-goers to discover tribal American history and appreciate the contributions made by the indigenous people of early America.

The Windcatcher Project

The legendary mystery of Sacajawea has transcended through time until now.  Jane has written this screenplay in a way that has garnered the respect and attention from Lewis & Clark historians, veteran producers, film maker professionals, actors, musicians, and most importantly, the Shoshone people and other Native American communities.

David Borlaug, President of the Fort Mandan Foundation: “Because this screenplay is so closely in alignment with the history without sacrificing the drama of the events, we are prepared to assist in any way we can to see the film become a reality.“

Landon Y. Jones, Author of The Essential Lewis and Clark (2000) & William Clark and the Shaping of the West (2004): “Jane L. Fitzpatrick has given us an interpretation of Sacajawea’s character that is credible, convincing, and compelling and will be supported by serious scholars.”

This project is about the Windcatcher, Sacajawea, and her quest to reveal the meaning and impact of her life. It is a spiritual journey, both hers and ours.

Our Production Team

 


Based on a True Story and Inspired by the Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

There are only a few things we really know about Sacajawea; and certainly many more things we do not know. The journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition mentioned this young woman and child only about a dozen times. One might think it was because she was unimportant, but I believe quite the contrary.

Think about it… In a day and age when women, let alone Indian women, were thought of as lower than men, it is actually quite extraordinary that these white men noted her contributions at all. But, by doing so they unknowingly gave us a glimpse into her life that was enough to keep us connected, even 200 years later.

In the four years it took me to write this screenplay, I became very close to this character. It was not easy to allow myself to make even an educated assumption about “who she was,” based on the journals, Shoshone tradition and the time period. But, when I crossed over the barricade of my own fears and got “my world” out-of-the-way… she was there waiting.

I believe this strong and heroic woman wishes to be known. She has a message to bring to us all and though her life was difficult and painful, she pressed on. I am so grateful to the men of the Lewis & Clark Expedition who took the time to look past their own world, tipped their pens into the ink and wrote those words. Otherwise, we may never have known this example of a mother, a role model and a woman who broke the barriers and shared herself.

This is a very exciting and rewarding project and we are committed to maintaining authenticity, cultural respect and the total impact this story brings. Though this film takes place in the 1800s, it truly has a message for all time.

Sincerely,
Jane

 


Let’s “Ride the Wind” in 2012!


We are on an amazing exploration – a journey to finally give credit to a brave woman.  Unlike the Lewis and Clark Expedition, it is a metaphoric journey through snow-capped mountains and narrow valleys, down powerful waterways, through thunderous weather, it is a tenuous trek as we make our way– connecting to the right “guides,” the right timing and taking the leaps of “luck” that send our sunbeams over the peaks. This is a journey of intense determination as we have set our compass on a cinematic target – a path to share this story through film with the world.

Sometimes it is hard but we have never lost sight of the prize. And, those of you who encourage us, support us and keep us going are vital to our success. We thank you!

So, what about this Windcatcher? Who would have ever believed, or predicted, that a girl of 16 years old would help to open the door to the American west? Yes, the backdrop is Lewis and Clark, but have you ever thought about what would possess two young captains to actually agree to bring a baby and his mother into unknown territory? And, if they had not brought them, would the soldiers have been killed along the way? Would they have convinced the Shoshone to give them horses for the trek over the mountains? Would they have had the same joyful morale without that “little dancing boy” to delight them? I think not.

This is an important story for us all. We are hopeful that this is the year we will make it over those volcanoes and reach our goal. It’s gonna be a wild ride … are you ready? Let’s “Ride the Wind!”

Yours truly, Jane


Sacajawea has support from wonderful people!

The Windcatcher Production Team is grateful for the following people who have made it possible for us to meet with the Shoshone tribes.  Their contributions have brought us to this place.  Across America and even around the world, Sacajawea carries her message.  We are fortunate to be working with professional and talented people on this project.  To have the support and inspiration from so many is incredibly powerful.  These generous people are listed on the sponsor page of this website, as well, along with Sacagawea Vinyard in Washington State.

Alessandra Celletti, Italy

Susanne Habeler, Austria

Jeff Kaintwakon, FL/U.S.A.

Joan Brave, WA/U.S.A.

Christy D, PA/ U.S.A.

Jodi I, NC/U.S.A.

Karen A, TX/U.S.A.

Carla Jefferson, PA/U.S.A.

Thank you, all, so very much!

The entire Production Team and Advisors!


“Riding the Wind” to Idaho

We are getting ready for our trip next week to meet the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Council at Fort Hall, Idaho.  This is an important meeting for Windcatcher as we move into the next phase of the project.

In addition, recently we have met with incredibly talented individuals who want to make this movie happen.  And, our funding contacts are intrigued with the potential.  We literally have a tiger by the tail and things are about to take off!

Over the last few months the Windcatcher production team has made some amazing steps through a focused and targeted approach.  We have had wonderful talent lend their contacts and support to the effort, including actors, producers, directors, public relations experts, Native American advisors and financial contacts.   With a powerful vision, and a proactive determination, Sacajawea’s character and life will soon be known.

Again, we want to thank those of you who contributed to our Fort Hall trip.  Your warm encouragement and love for this heroic icon is inspiring.  At this stage, we could not do this without you.  Thank you!

We believe that making this project a “grass roots” effort, involving the people who have a passion for this story, and sharing the journey with all of you gives this project something very, very special.

We will keep you updated as events unfold next week!

We are “Riding the Wind!”

Yours,

Jane