Los Angeles Festival Premiere

LIVE ACTION | United States | 18 MINUTES | English

Dead Bird Hearts

A love story between an incompetent Indigenous man and his dog after being made homeless after a break up.


Directed by Thomas Ryan RedCorn

Ryan RedCorn, fresh out of (Disney/Fx) Reservation Dog’s writer’s room, is a Native American Filmmaker based on the Osage Indian Reservation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He co-founded the 1491s, an all Indigenous comedy troupe, with Sterlin Harjo (Showrunner and Co-Creator – Reservation Dogs), Migizi Pensoneau (writer/producer Reservation Dogs), Bobby Wilson (writer, story editor, actor Reservation Dogs and Rutherford Falls), and Dallas Goldtooth (writer, actor Reservation Dogs – Rutherford Falls actor). Ryan is the co-owner of Buffalo Nickel Creative and in 2019 directed the Wes Studi Governor’s Awards tribute film for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a Take Action Film for Paramount + on the Keystone XL Pipeline. In 2021, he directed a one hour documentary for PBS’s Roadtrip Nation and then joined the Reservation Dogs writer’s room for season 2, co-writing two episodes. Ryan is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation.


Thomas Ryan RedCorn


Joseph BrownThunder, Dylan Brodie


Thomas Ryan RedCorn


Jay Kaulay, Jen Rader, Eric Edelstein

Program Eight


Saturday, November 19

Screening: 12:00 to 1:25pm

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211



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