Midthunder's film career is intertwined with her love
of horses. She was cast in her first acting role, as Nantai in
the Japanese Western East Meets West, after answering an
open casting call for bareback riders. Midthunder went on to work
as an extras casting agent for major television networks, and
films such as Jeepers Creepers, Sawtooth, and Hidalgo.
She directed America's First Horse: Hidalgo and the Spanish
Mustang for broadcast on Animal Planet and the short film
The Horse Is Good, both featuring Viggo Mortensen, lead
actor in Hidalgo. Her narrative short Reservation Warparties
screened in 2006 on PBS Independent Lens. She has led workshops
for Native youth at Project HOOPNational Gathering 2006
in Los Angeles, California and New Mexico Highlands University
Digital Filmmaking Bootcamp 2007 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Midthunder
sits on the general advisory board of Return to Freedom American
Wild Horse Sanctuary. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"I founded Midthunder Productions in order to create films
that touch the lives and hearts of viewers. A humanitarian and
conservationist at heart, I believe in education through entertainment
and focus on producing films that have a higher purpose."
Screened by NMAI
Angelique Midthunder - courtesy of the filmmaker