SNOQUALMIE, WASHINGTON – The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and Longhouse Media recently partnered for the 2014 SuperFly Filmmaking Experience, which features native stories and young filmmakers and actors aged 13 to 19. The event showcases the young students’ skills, teaches them to collaborate with other artists, and concludes with a screening of the original work at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). This year’s SuperFly screening took place on Saturday May 31, 2014 at the Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle.
On Thursday, May 29th, 55 youth from across the country and 30 plus adult filmmakers and mentors arrived in the Snoqualmie Valley to begin the 9th Annual SuperFly Filmmaking Experience event of 2014. Led by Tracy Rector of Longhouse Media, the young filmmakers embarked on a 36-hour journey to produce seven live short films featuring the Snoqualmie Tribe’s traditional lands, culture, and people. “We were thrilled to be chosen as this year’s host of the SuperFly Filmmaking Experience,” said Lois Sweet Dorman, tribal council member. “The Snoqualmie Tribe’s traditional lands include the Snoqualmie Falls, which provided a stunning focal point in many of this year’s films. It was so fulfilling to see how moved the student filmmakers and their mentors were by the natural beauty of what we call home.”
“SuperFly student filmmakers expressed how at home they felt on the lands of the Snoqualmie people and how welcome the Tribe made