Faith Strongheart

Director
Brave People

Faith Strongheart is writer/director with a unique and visionary style. She holds an MFA in directing from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and is currently in post production on her thesis film, Getting From Here, an extraction from a feature she wrote based on her exceptional hippie childhood in a remote mountainous village of Northern New Mexico. Her last film, Je Suis (i am),  a powerful story about a woman scrambling to balance work and family, is currently on the festival circuit.

Faith has written, produced and directed several short films and has participated in numerous directing workshops as part of her graduate work as well as outside training, including, "Directing the Actor" with Sundance Institute creative advisor Joan Darling. In addition, she has written three feature-length screenplays and two dramatic television series pilots.

Prior to entering graduate school, Faith worked as a film professional on many major features, allowing her invaluable access to the imaginative integrity of some of the most visionary filmmakers today. You can view her professional credits here.

Faith is a two-time recipient of the Motion Picture Association of America award and was a finalist for a science-based script for the Sloan Foundation Fellowship. She was also the 2016 Women in Film Verna Fields Memorial Fellowship recipient and received the Bill Lee Memorial award the same year. Also in 2016, she was granted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association award for Directing as well as the Carroll Sax Award in Motion Picture and Television Production. In 2018, she was awarded a generous grant from the Charles and Lucille King Foundation for her thesis film.

This year Faith received the Mary Pickford Award for Documentary Filmmaking for a personal documentary she is making about her family.

Faith is the mother of two small children and she is doing her best to raise kind humans in this crazy world.