ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERORed Nation Celebration
: ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERO
ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERO
ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERO
Using MEDIA as a tool, Joanelle Romero
has created a connection within Indian Country; including the film, television, music industries and to people around the world.As a Humanitarian, Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Producer, Director and trailblazer of American Indian performing arts including CEO
of the first American Indian Television Channel "Red Nation Television Channel - All Native progamming, Red Nation Celebration
and Spirit World Productions
has entertained, inspired, moderated, enlightened the general populus for the last 2 1/2 decades.Her
accomplishments as a pioneer in film, television, non-profit organizations, educator, philanthropist, producer, director, have established her
as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.Joanelle Romero
broadcasting career in 2006 with launching the first American Indian Internet Television Channel.All Native programming.
"RED NATION TELEVISION CHANNEL - A Native Program Channel .... "Experience Indian Country from American Indian point of view" Children Series, News "Issues Within Indian Country", Feature Films, Long & Short Documentaries, Music Videos, Drama Series, Comedy, Elders Series, Language Preservation Series, Environmental Tragedies - Environmental Triumphs Series and so much more
IN August 2007, Joanelle Romero
launched and hosts Red Nation Radio Contemporary & Traditional American Indian Music show on KPFK.
DIRECTOR - PRODUCERThrough her company's film divisions Spirit World Productions & Red Nation Productions, Joanelle has become an award-winning American Indian documentary filmmaker & drama series producer.Her
produced projects about American Indian contemporary literature that have established her
productions as award winning and highest honors for quality production and acting.Drama Series & Documentaries under the RED NATIOIN PRODUCTINS & SPIRIT WORLD PRODUCTIONS Presents banner have included the award-winning AMERICAN HOLOCAUST WHEN ITS ALL OVER I'LL STILL BE INDIAN.
In 2005 Joanelle
received an Armin T. Wegner "Humanitarian" Award for the vision to see the truthâ€¦ and the courage to speak it.
This documentary is the first and only film that compares Hitler's attempted genocide of German Jews with the U.S. government's treatment of American Indians
and the lasting effects on the culture today.
American Holocaust film , Joanelle
is very passionate about, she
directed, produced, wrote and scored the music for this controversial and groundbreaking film.Joanelle
has been developing this film project since 1994.Her
film won at the The Fargo Film Festival 2003 at the 25th American Indian Film Festival in 2000. Her film was considered for nomination for an Oscar 2000, Joanelle Romero is the only American Indian Director/Producer to date to be this close to an Oscar Nomination (22 shorts were entered in; out of the 22 entered; 9 were chosen; Joanelle's film was part of that 9; then 5 were nominated).
To date this powerful film continues to win awards.
In 2005, Joanelle
re-edited and released the documentary on DVD.Her
film has been written up in both Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, its theatrical release was at The Laemmle Theatre in West Hollywood to sold out audiences.
* Home, Home on the Rez. (REDHAWK) An American Indian Drama Series.This is the first American Indian Drama Series in the USA.Joanelle Romero
was written up in USA Today
and compared to Bill Cosby for what he
accomplished for Black America on television.In 1994, Joanelle
created, produced and starred in the first American Indian Drama Series REDHAWK - Home, Home on the Rez.A half hour pilot was produced in Taos New Mexico and received media attention with the hopes of having a drama series about American Indian contemporary lives on prime time television.This pilot went on to receive Awards and opened the door to Joanelle's production company
to pitch to television executives' on projects with American Indian themes.
At that time the industry told Joanelle
was 10 years ahead of time.
In 2006 - 12 years later: Home, Home on the Rez (REDHAWK) debuted on Red Nation Televison Channel - All Native Programming Channel created by Joanelle Romero
* The Third Verse: 500 Years, The Land of the Children. documentary - This documentary short was Joanelle's
fillm recieved Honorable mention award at Columbus International Film & Video Festival.
* "Why Can't You Take Me Like I Am" award-winning music video.
You can view all these award-winning productions on Red Nation Media Network Channel.
Telefilms under RED NATION PRODUCTIONS Presents banner are currently being pitched to network executives for future productions. SPIRIT WORLD PRODUCTIONS was founded in 1991 by Joanelle Romero who saw a need for American Indian people to tell their own stories in television, film and music.Joanelle
has formed a dynamic, creative production team of writers, producers, Native American Consultants, Native Youth filmmmakers and Crew who complete the company.Spirit World Productions
will continue to produce American Indian films, pilots and music giving voices to those who would otherwise remain unheard.
Since the company's inception in 1991, ALL Spirit World Productions projects (documentaries, drama series, music videos) have received Awards and Recognition
from some of the highest honors within the industry.Joanelle
has created a significant library of American Indian documentaries, feature film scripts, telefilms, television pilots, series treatments and music specials dedicated to supporting Indian American themes.
...Joanelle served as professional liaison between Mr. Jackson and the American Indian dancers cast for the project.
made history with this music video; these traditional dancers were and are to date the highest paid dancers in any music video.
In 1977, Joanelle
acting debut in A Girl Called Hatter Fox, a 1977 telefilm for CBS
, this was the first contemporary American Indian woman's story ever produced in film history.
Oscar winning actress Sally Kirkland saw Joanelle
in this film and put her in Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio where Joanelle studied.
is back in front of camera in Rick Schroeder's feature film BLACK CLOUD released March 2005.
, a 30-year member of the Screen Actors Guild
with eighteen films and television credits as a lead actress, is perhaps best known for her
leading roles in such highly acclaimed films as A Girl Called Hatter Fox and Pow Wow Highway, a winner at Sundance Film Festival and American Indian Film Festival.Joanelle
has an impressive career in the Film/Television/Music industries.
In 2000, Joanelle
created for Screen Actors Guild
the first panel to date on Diversity and the Status of American Indians
in the Entertainment Industry."Where Are We?" Romero
has starred alongside with such notables as: Demi Moore, Kim Cattrall, Angela Lansbury, Carol Burnett, Lloyd Bridges, Conchata Ferrell, Ronny Cox, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Raquel Welsh, Will Sampson, John Stockwell, Bradford Dillmon, Rae Dawn Chong, James Earl Jones, Shelly Hack, Nick Mancuso, Daniel J. Travanti, Veronica Hamel, Kiel Martin, Graham Greene, Steve Forrest, Mariette Hartley Tony Plana, A. Martinez, Rick Schroeder, Russell Means, Sandy Martin, Pete Serna, Robert Beltran, Branscombe Richard, James Remar.
has worked with Directors such as: Oliver Stone, Aaron Lipstadt, Gregory Hobbit, Fred Schpisi, George Schaefer, Charles Band, Kevin James Dobson, Rick Schroeder, Jonathan Wacks, Mel Damaki, Lamont Johnson, Bruce Logan, Gary Sherman, Sandor Stern, Richard T. Heffron.
...Founded by Joanelle Romero, RNC started its roots in Santa Fe New Mexico and was originally produced during "The Famous Indian Market;" Red Nation is recognized as a groundbreaking concept and has become a widely publicized event of national stature.
...The Legendary Leonard Cohen discovered recording artist singer/songwriter Joanelle Romero and is the only American Indian artist that has been produced by Mr. Leonard Cohen.
...Romero is the first & only American Indian female Blues artist in the US.
Joanelle Romero's Indian name: Oyate Wayanka Po Win - People See This Woman.Joanelle's traditional and cultural ways play directly into her
unique rhythm of her
incorporates traditional American Indian drum/traditional lyrics fused with the contemporary styles of blues, folk, country, pop and rock.Recognizing the unique quality of her
style as "Alter-Native."
...As a recording arti