Annie is an award winning filmmaker and media educator based in Austin, Texas. She directed the feature documentary March Point (PBS-Independent Lens 2008), is founder of the nationally recognized Native Lens youth program, and Co-Founder of Longhouse Media, an indigenous media arts & education non-profit organization in Seattle, Washington. Annie spent a decade teaching and collaborating on community film based projects with Native American youth on reservations across Washington State, and was awarded a Fulbright in 2007 for her film project with homeless youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For her work with Native Lens/Longhouse Media Annie received the National Association for Media Literacy award in 2009 for outstanding contributions made in the field of media education. Her short works include producing/directing the documentary Noc na Tanecku (Night at the Dance) in 2011, which broadcast on PBS and screened at festivals including SXSW, Silverdocs, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. Annie’s first narrative short Spark premiered at SXSW in 2012 where it won a jury award for Best Texas Short. SKUNK is Annie’s second fiction short, and is an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival--Cinéfondation (2014). Annie is an alumni of the Berlinale Talents, and earned her MFA in Film at the University of Texas-Austin.