the filmmakers



Jonny Cournoyer (Rosebud Sioux), Director/Producer/Composer
Jonny Cournoyer is a multi-disciplinary artist with a primary focus on moving and still imagery. In Fall 2014, he is premiering his debut documentary, Across the Creek, presented by Vision Maker Media with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and based on contemporary visions of the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations in South Dakota. Jonny is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. A musician as well, his compositions have appeared in both short and feature films as well as numerous episodes of Sesame Street. In addition to media creation, Jonny is also a fine artist and photographer and has worked extensively in the fine art world both in exhibitor and curator roles as well as still photographer on numerous Hollywood productions. In 2013, he was the recipient of a Sundance Institute Time Warner Producer Fellowship. He is based in Los Angeles, California.



Christian Glawe, Editor/Videographer
During a career spanning more than 20 years in television and film, Christian has edited and/or designed projects for New Line Cinema, NBC/Universal, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, OWN, Lifetime Television, WB Network, G4 Television, TV Guide Network, and many other national and international broadcast outlets. Previously, Glawe owned and operated the Red Cloud Art Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL, where he promoted a variety of Native American artists.In 2013 He edited the trailer for the Oscar-winning short film “The Lady in Number Six”. He is based in Los Angeles, California.



Michael Garvey, Production Manager, Interviewer
Michael is an accomplished actor who has appeared in numerous films and television including Men In Black II, Bruce Almighty, Star Trek: Enterprise, ER, JAG and more as well as the 2009 Broadway production of Superior Donuts at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. He has been on countless production sets and recently served as Stage Manager at Trap Door Theatre in Chicago. In addition to his professional career, Michael is a human rights activist who has led a seven-year touring show based on peace and equality for all entitled “Letters to the President”. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.



David Cournoyer (Rosebud Sioux), Project Consultant, Interviewer
David is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who has more than a decade of experience in television journalism, video production and communications. David was a television reporter at the local and national levels, working for stations in Albuquerque and Minneapolis and for the Fox News Channel. For the past 15 years, David has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, serving as communications manager at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and program director at Lumina Foundation for Education. Through other work at the American Indian College Fund and Native Americans in Philanthropy, David has focused much energy in support of Native American education and community development. He recently founded the consulting company, Plain Depth LLC, based in St. Paul, Minnesota.