RYAN WHITE Director/Producer
Born in Big Sur, California, Ryan White is a Canadian-American filmmaker whose award-winning documentaries have screened around the world. He spent four years in Hanoi, Vietnam working as Film Advisor for the World Wildlife Fund’s Greater Mekong Program, then relocated to Bangkok, Thailand, where he produced and directed two documentary features, CAMP UNITY (2010) and MONDO BANANA (2013). Other documentary credits include producing THE ORGANIC LIFE (2013) and associate producing OUT RUN (2016).
Shelby Adams is a local actor from the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation and owner of Dreamcatcher Studio, a studio that offers a variety of services for native actors in film and theatre. She has studied acting with various casting directors and performing artists throughout Canada. Within two years she has produced and acted in two theatre productions that raised awareness of sex trafficking and missing and murdered Indigenous woman and children. She is also a screenwriter and currently has a short film in post-production in which she has acted in, written, produced. Shelby is proud to be a part of the Dirt Mccomber: Last of the Mohican production team.
CHRIS SIRACUSE Producer
Chris Siracuse’s filmmaking career began as the dive safety officer for Sea Studios Foundation, a non-profit production company based in Monterey, California. In addition to managing underwater video operations, he was the associate producer, director of photography, and editor on the OTTER 501 ten-part documentary web series funded by the National Science Foundation. After leaving Sea Studios, Chris was the associate producer and editor for the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he created educational video content focused on ocean conservation and sustainability. He is currently a producer at Honest Engine Films, a production company specializing in independent narrative features and documentaries. As a director, Chris's short film FOUND (2015) has screened at Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco International Festival of Short Films, and Santa Monica Film Festival. He is currently directing a feature-length travel film set in Japan and Indonesia entitled 47 MISSING PIECES (2017).
BRANT DAVIS Executive Producer
Born in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory outside of Montreal, Brant Davis is the son of a career ironworker. His family relocated to his mother's reservation, the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve, where he now lives, located west along the St. Lawrence River and straddling two countries, Canada and the USA. After a stint in the United States Air Force, he traveled through many States. Brant inherited his father's love of reading about Native history, which would help steer him into the field of reenacting and portraying Native People in such movies as, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, TNT: TECUMSEH, and THE WAR THAT AMERICA MADE to name a few. Brant recently established his own production company, Real Mohawk Entertainment. DIRT MCCOMBER: LAST OF THE MOHICANS is his first film as a producer.
Joanne Storkan is the founder and executive producer of Honest Engine Films. Formerly a journalism and English teacher, as well as a screenwriter, she founded the company in 2004, in Monterey, California. She discovered Eric “Dirt” McComber while filming a lacrosse documentary (due to be released in 2017), and came to the realization that he is a most interesting film subject all on his own!
Some of her credits include: A BRAVE HEART - The Lizzie Velasquez Story, BOTSO - The Teacher from Tbilisi, Shorts by Amy Jo Johnson, LINES and BENT, the Bill Nighy/Emily Blunt comedy directed by Jonathan Lynn, WILD TARGET, and CAMP UNITY filmed in Iraq.