Windcatcher focuses on Native American filmmakers

This journey we travel is, without a doubt, the most amazing yet cantankerous trail we’ve ever experienced.  It is a mixture of harsh reality in a literal world and a spirituality that truly blows us away at every turn. We are honored to be apart of this mosaic – and feel we are just a piece of the puzzle that once put together, will be so flowing with wisdom and power that each of us who touch this woman’s life, will never be that same.

Pacific OceanOne of the motivations of this project is the commitment to get it right.  To bring to life native culture and characters, authentic words and actions that depict the indigenous people of that time period in the most believable and accurate way.  And, more importantly, to beautifully present the “person” of Sacajawea so we deeply connect to who she was, how she lived, and what she felt — yes, a human being we all will want to love and remember.

The most vital and inspiring purpose of this Windcatcher project is to lift up and honor the proud heritage that flows through the blood of Native people.  And, to recognize it by selecting Native Americans to be apart of the production team in key positions, including producers, actors and crew.  The opportunities are astounding for Native film professionals, not just through the feature film, Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea, but also the documentary, JOURNEY of a Windcatcher, and other projects.

With Spirit Wind Films, and our dynamic Native Youth Film Internship program, we intend to give inspiration to the next generation of magic makers.  We encourage native women to get involved in their dreams, especially if their dreams are in film.  In addition, young men will have the opportunity to explore aspects of the movie industry and further their careers.

With Sacajawea as our focal point, we respect and honor women of Native cultures who are considered givers-of-life, healers, visionaries, and they are the vessels that carry history forward so the stories are told. Sacajawea certainly fits this description, for her contributions were many as a mother and a friend; interpreter and a guide. Her hands and handiwork are woven perfectly into the fabric of life even today, and we are eager to bring this mentor and role model to the spotlight for all to know — Coming SOON!

JOURNEY of a Windcatcher, Documentary

Journey small logo“There is a journey within the journey and the dream is part of our calling.” ~ Jane L. Fitzpatrick

This is a story of hope — while Sacajawea’s life seems a tragedy, it is what’s happening in the “today” that is her true calling.  The journey we have embarked on is one of discovery.  Discovery of where we have come from and where we are going, as a people.

In the bringing of Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea, to film — we have realized what an amazing path we’ve been on.  JOURNEY of a Windcatcher will help us see the power of Spirit and how it goes beyond what we understand to reveal a better place.  This documentary will share our awakening and our quest.

It truly is all about the journey, listening and learning, then daring to tell the story that is old, yet new.

Jane