FESTIVAL PREMIERE

LIVE ACTION | USA  | 20 MINUTES | English

Rude Girl

A half Native American and white teenager dealing with identity issues visits her grandpa in the spiritual world, only to realize she needs to overcome doubts and believe in her superhero powers and herself, offering a glimpse into the urban Native and spiritual life.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Joshua Zunie

Joshua Zunie (Zuni tribe) is an aspiring movie director with years of experience working as an assistant to many iconic Hollywood producers, actors, and directors such as Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul; AMC), Antony Star (The Boys: Amazon), Ethan Hawk (Training Day), Roland Emmerich (Independence Day Resurgence), Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) and currently Dave Green (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows).

Josh was born and raised on the Zuni reservation, New Mexico where his auntie and grandmother told him folktales full of history, lessons and triumph. He was inspired by his tribes storytelling tradition to write stories. He has moved on to graduate with a bachelors in business economics: emphasis in the film industry from Colorado College and earned his master’s degree in television and film producing from Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

In 2006, Zunie studied for two years and produced short films at Chapman University. He was the only Native American among twenty-five of his producing colleagues to move to Los Angeles and begin a career in Hollywood during the stock market crash of 2008.

In 2010, Zunie was accepted to the NBC Page Program and worked for a diversity talent executive at NBC Comcast experiencing the studio system and learning the who’s who of studio executives, producers, writers and directors. Inspired by his experience Josh focused on the production side of the business, where he landed an office production job with Wolf Films on the television show Law and Order: Los Angeles. It was then that he witnessed juggernaut showrunners like Dick Wolf run a franchise show from development to studio release.

Since then he has worked on a total of fifteen movie and TV productions and is an advocated for eradicating the stereotypes of Native Americans in television and movies.

Director

Joshua Zunie

Producer

Jhane Myers, Marissa Page, B.A. Carter, Joshua Zunie

Screenwriter

Joshua Zunie

Executive Producer

Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Editor

Gregg Stouffer

Key Cast

Shawnee Pourier, David Midthunder, Zachary Wade, Joshua Horton, Jayde Martinez

Program Four

Showtimes

Sunday, November 13
IN-PERSON

Screening: Noon to 1:20pm 

Fine Arts Theatre

8556 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Parking

Beverly Hills City Garage
321 S La Cienega Blvd

Before 4pm (2 hours Free)
After 4pm (Free)

Parking at meters:
Free After 6pm (7pm on Wilshire)

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