Michael Horse, of Yaqui descent, was born in Southern California and frequently traveled to Arizona as a child. He comes from an artistically talented family of jewelers, potters and painters. As a young boy, he grew up in a culturally rich environment and was taught how important art is to the well being of the human spirit. A true modern day renaissance man, Michael is a jeweler, actor, stunt man, sculptor, painter and activist. As an actor, he has appeared in many movies and on television, including Twin Peaks, Dead Ant, Skin Walker Ranch, Passenger 57, Lakota Woman, and the CBC Canadian series, North of 60. His current film work includes the new Twin Peaks series out on Showtime in 2017 in his role as “Deputy Hawk” and Godless on Netflix.
Leading the Prayers & Tributes
Sam Bearpaw is Membrano Apache of New Mexico and White Mountain Apache of Arizona; he was born in New Mexico and moved to Southern California at age 5. Sam is an Actor, Public Speaker and Champion Northern Traditional and Chicken Style Powwow Dancer. Sam was at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 to attend the showing of “Western Religion” in which he played IRONWOLF. He played CRAZY HORSE on “the Deadliest Warrior” and COCHISE on “Lost Gold: Cochise’s Lost Strongbox.” Sam has been in documentaries and commercial films, including 2011 “YellowRock” as STRONGBEAR; 2016 “Walking Dead in the West” as WHITEFACE; 2018 “Dead Men” as ATSA. Sam is also a Vietnam Era US ARMY VETERAN; LIGHT WEAPONS SPECIALIST, supporting all the veterans.
Pierre-William Glenn is a Director of Photography, director, and producer of films. His career began in 1967 following his graduate studies in Mathematics, and his diploma from the prestigious film school in Paris IDHEC (predecessor of the FEMIS) within the Film Department. His filmography includes over a hundred films where he has worked as 2nd Operator’s Assistant, 1st Operator’s Assistant, Cameraman, and Director of Photography with filmmakers such as Jacques Rivette, Claude Miller, Yannick Bellon, François Truffaut, Jacques Bral, George Roy Hill, John Berry, Philippe Labro, Samuel Fuller, and Claude Lelouch.
He is a founding member of the AFC (Association for French Cinematographers) and is currently a professor and the co-director of the Image Department at the FEMIS. He is also the President of the High Commission on Cinema Technologies (La CST) which is the organization responsible for all of the projections at the Cannes International Film Festival. He serves as the President of the Parisian based Association French Cinema in America and is the honorary President of the annual VCU & UR French Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia. Pierre-William Glenn’s great-grandfather was a Richmonder and a close friend to Edgar Allen Poe. He continues to write and prepare his own films for production. All of these exciting activities give him the impression that time is not moving…the time of cinematographers being that of eternity.
NOV. 21-24, 2019 | THE BYRD THEATRE | RICHMOND, VA