CHRISTINA D. KING | Director & Producer
An enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, Christina D. King’s work spans broadcast news, commercials, documentary, film, and television with a focus on human rights issues, civic engagement through storytelling, and democratizing filmmaking opportunities for marginalized voices.
King most recently debuted the narrative feature film We The Animals at Sundance 2018 to critical success. The film was awarded the NEXT Innovator Award and is nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards. King’s directorial debut about the mothers and daughters of the American Indian Movement, Warrior Women (ITVS), debuted at HotDocs and and was awarded the SkinsFest award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking.
King’s other producing credits include This May Be The Last Time (Sundance 2014), which explores the origins of Native Mvskogee worship songs in Oklahoma, as well as the POV documentary Up Heartbreak Hill.
A former Time Warner Native Producing Fellow through the Sundance Institute, King’s producing and directing work has gone on to receive support through the Institute’s Documentary Fund, Edit & Story Lab, and Producing Fellowship. King’s projects have also garnered supported through fellowships with the female film fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures and Stanley Nelson’s Firelight Films.
King is based in un-ceded Lenape land in Brooklyn, New York.
ELIZABETH A. CASTLE | Director & Producer
Dr. Castle brings almost 20 years of experience as a scholar, activist, and media maker working in collaboration with Native Nations and underrepresented communities. Warrior Women is based on the research done for her book "Women were the Backbone, Men were the Jawbone: Native Women’s Activism in the Red Power Movement."
While completing her Ph.D. at Cambridge University, she worked as a policy associate for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race and in 2001 she served as a delegate for the Indigenous World Association at the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. While working as an academic specialist for UC Berkeley’s Oral History Office, she received the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Santa Cruz under the supervision of Professors Angela Davis and Bettina Aptheker.
Dr. Castle was a professor in the Native Studies Department at the University of South Dakota and is the founder and Executive Director of The Warrior Women Oral History Project. Castle has numerous publications including “The Original Gangster: The Life and Times of Red Power Activist Madonna Thunder Hawk.” Castle is a committed anti-racist ally and descended from the Pekowi band of the Shawnee in Ohio - both shape how she engages with community-based scholarship and organizing. Warrior Women is Castle’s directorial debut.
ANNA MARIE PITMAN | Producer
Anna Marie is a producer working in a cross section of formats and genres; documentaries, commercials and narrative films. Instigated by the disappointment created from witnessing similar indigenous struggles in her home country of Australia, Pitman’s ambitions lie in documentary storytelling through socially-conscious projects. She is a graduate of the University of New South Wales in Australia with a BA in Film Studies, Political science & Spanish.
Pitman recently produced Crystal Moselle’s Our Dream of Water, a three-part documentary series for National Geographic spotlighting the global water crisis through the eyes of women in Haiti, Peru and Kenya and their daily struggle to find clean, safe water. Pitman went on to produce Moselle’s documentary/narrative hybrid short film; That One Day, which premiered at Venice Film Festival 2016.
Pitman produced Jared Leto’s documentary projects The Great Wide Open, a series celebrating America's National Parks and the adventurers who explore them, as well as Beyond the Horizon an in-depth interview series with visionaries such as Al Gore, Edward Snowden, Deepak Chopra, Alicia Garcia, Walter Isaacson, Charles Frank Bolden Jr, Marina Abramovic and John Kiriakou.
Other documentary credits include Rick Burns’ American Experience: We Shall Remain (PBS), Future Cities (Vice), 7 Deadly Sins (Showtime), Six by Sondheim (HBO), Hidden Dangers (Waterislife.org), Brooklynn (PSA for Gun Safety), and #Callingallvoices (Fusion).