Festival Premiere

LIVE ACTION | United States | 10 MINUTES | English

The Daily Life of Mistress Red

Mistress Red is a mockumentary that explores the self empowerment of a native woman who is ready to defeat white supremacy on her own terms.

The Daily Life of Mistress Red is a mockumentary that explores the world of kink, native women and defeating white supremacy on one’s own terms. Taylor is a blogger for an Indigenous women’s website and wants to interview her favorite idol Marie Callingbird; a Native fashion boutique owner by day and to her surprise, Mistress Red.

This project focuses on issues within the circle of indigenous women, racism and the acceptance of sexuality. This story follows a journey or what sexuality is to indigenous women and what it can do to empower them.


Directed by Peshawn Rae Bread

Peshawn Bread (They/Them/She) is a screenwriter, director and creative director from the Penatʉkʉ (sugar eater) and Yapurʉka (root eater) bands of the Comanche tribe. Their writing focuses on Indigenous women, sexuality, and humorous experiences.
In the winter of 2015 they were introduced and welcomed as one of Sundance Institute’s Full Circle Kellogg Fellows. Peshawn was also a 2015–2016 recipient of the 4th World Indigenous Media Lab Fellowship supported by SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival), and in partnership with Longhouse Media, Sundance, and ITVS. She also attended the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, hosted by Joan Tewksbury. Throughout the years, she has worked on many sets, from Drunktown’s Finest (2014) to Mud (Hast?’ishnii) (2017). In 2019, she had the honor of receiving Sundance’s Native Filmmakers Lab Fellowship where she had the opportunity to workshop her script The Daily Life of Mistress Red, a mockumentary short film about a Native dominatrix for hire who whips apologies out of white supremacists. The Daily life of Mistress Red is currently in post production. After graduating from Academy of Art’s Screenwriting program in 2020, Peshawn has worked with Amazon Studios on production. Currently, Peshawn is creating new film works while serving as creative director for Teton Trade Cloth.


Peshawn Rae Bread


Jhane Myers, Jennifer Reeder, Michael D Jones


Peshawn Rae Bread


Jennifer Rader, Tyra Blackwater


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Saturday, November 12

Screening: 11:00am to 12:45pm

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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