O’siyo. Holt Hamilton produced one of the most successful Native films entitled, “More Than Frybread” (2012). The story is about five Native Americans representing different tribes, who are the best in their communities at making frybread. The film follows the five contestants as they prepare and compete in the ultimate frybread challenge.The story is warm, funny, and full of Native culture. In March 2014, Holt will recreate this wonderful story in a T.V./Web series entitled “Frybread”.
Excerpt: The World Wide Frybread Association lives on in new TV/Web Series
“The pilot TV episode of “Frybread” is sixty-percent completed, and features several cast members from the movie More Than Frybread. The release of the pilot by Holt Hamilton Productions (HHP) could very well be the first TV series based on Native American sitcom. The original movie released in 2012 was screened in more than fifty reservations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The release of “Frybread” is scheduled for mid-March 2014.
The series takes off with the World Wide Frybread Association, founded in 2005, in peril with bankruptcy and litigation nipping at its heels. Donathan Littlehair (actor J.W. Washington), who is naturally thin on top, conjures up a means to save the organization with the aid of humorous and colorful characters from various Native American tribes.
Producer Travis Holt Hamilton, a non-native, has completed five films that encompass comedy and drama with a Native American slant. Hamilton’s inspiration to create and present Indian-style entertainment was energized at a screenwriter’s workshop in Los Angeles.
The goal of the pilot episode is to establish Season One, which will consist of 13 episodes. Holt Hamilton Productions foresees filming the series in various tribal communities that will aid in opening doors for aspiring actors and technical staff of Native American heritage.”
VIDEO CLIP: FryBread T.V. Series
Congratulations to the actors and to Holt Hamilton for producing such great films.
“I want Native country to collaborate with me in delivering positive content to a starving Native audience that is tired of Hollywood’s control on how the world should view Native American imagery.” ~Holt Hamilton~