The Blackfeet Flood
5 years / total production time
director of photography /
editor responsible for this segment only
Filmed and edited the character development
of Omi and Butch / the short won grant funds
on behalf of ITVS Open Call contest.
In 1964, a devastating flood tore through
Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation — uprooting
homes, killing 31 people, and signaling the
end of a way of life for many traditional families.
Fifty years after the worst natural disaster in
the state’s history, a Blackfeet man named
Butch returns home to confront the tragedy that
left him an orphan at 14, and to try to remember
“what it means to be Blackfeet.”