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Charles Nauman

Director | Writer | Producer

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  • * Charles Nauman SELECTIVE RESUME’
    2014 ‘A Fair Trade in Guatemala,’ untitled 30 minute film shot
    in January 2013 -now editing.
    2013 Completion of “DADA IS DANDY,” 20 minute experimental
    engagement with Dadaist art, filmed and edited by charles
    nauman with associate producer/actor, Grete Bodogaard. On
    2013 ‘Johnny Vik’= Director’s digital version of 92 minute 35
    mm feature film. Available for streaming TV on Vimeo (by
    special request from Nauman Films, until preview is completed,
    when it will be available as Video on Demand from Vimeo.
    2013-14 ‘Enso 2,’ the Mark of Zen, Available on Vimeo.
    2012 Completed novel, and Screenplay ‘Across the Wide’ --
    Publication offer by Plain View Press.
    1970 - 2012 Feature Screenplay writing: “The Kinjo Man,”
    chosen by the Gersh Agency for Development; “Medicine
    Springs,” optioned to Filmways and NBC; “Three Thousand
    Horses,” received Literary Fellowship South Dakota Arts
    Council; “Dark of Gold,” a finalist in Bush Fellowship
    competition; “The Rubyiat,” “Tracking Hundun,” and others
    which were accorded workshop readings.
    2011 Charles Nauman's novel, 'Pola,' published by Plain View
    2011-2013 Two Presentations in Washington, DC with ‘American
    Association of Publishers and Authors, and in Deadwood SD
    Festival of the Book: for the novel, 'Pola,' and on "Words vs
    Images" in film.
    2010 Feature Screenplay,' Dark of Gold,' revised and reviewed
    with Melinda Jason, Agent/Producer, Conspiracy 2010, Beverly
    Hills, CA
    2009 'Indigo Journal,' a film/poetry Multimedia Artist
    Residency Project in Moldjord, Norway.
    2006 “Tarahumara: Festival of the Easter Moon” 16mm
    documentary selected for the 25th Bilan Du Film Ethnographique
    at the Musee’ de l’Homme -- Museum of Man, Paris, France, with
    charles nauman, presenter; also selected by Torento, Italy
    International Film Festival with Director Honorarium and
    Presentation at Festival; the LE FESTIVAL DU FILM
    ETHNOGRAPHIQUE, Montreal, Canada; and for Belgrade, Serbia
    International Festival of Ethnographic Film.
    2005 Finalist in Screenplay Writing, Bush Artist Fellowships.
    (Also, a Bush Finalist in 2000 for ‘Filmmaking,’ and in 1998 a
    Bush Finalist in ‘Multimedia’).
    2004 “THE BUDDHA OF DESIRE” a 21 minute DVD, a visual koan,
    first presented to poetry section of South Dakota Festival of
    the Book.
    2002 “ON THE MICKELSON TRAIL” Funded by NEA Arts on Millennium
    Trails with SD Arts Council and SD Game Fish and Parks
    support—written directed, photographed and edited by c.
    nauman. Associate Producer, Grete Bodogaard.
    1999 “YES, I AM NOT IKTOMI” Mythic ‘trickster’ tales of the
    Lakota enter the 21st century. Nauman is writer, director,
    photographer and editor. In 16mm film/video. Premiered at
    Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Pacific Film Archives, San
    Francisco; distributed by The Cinema Guild, NY.
    1995 “HORSE DANCING AND TASHA” A Lakota Legend becomes dance
    in the vision quests of a Lakota man and an Anglo woman.
    Funded by the NEA and the National American Lutheran Church.
    In16mm/video. Its1996 video release became one of only five
    American videos selected for the ‘Grand Prix International
    Video Danse’ in Stockholm. Nauman is writer, director, camera.
    1988 “THE HUNTED” (AKA ‘72 “JOHNNY VIK”) Nauman is Writer,
    Director for 35mm feature: Vietnam War veteran returns to
    community that sends him as a fugitive into the mountains
    where he finds both regeneration and death. Screened for
    Directors Fortnight at Cannes, where it was selected for
    Locarno International and the Brussels Le Prex l’Age D’Or.
    Showcased at NY Independent Feature Project.
    Collaborator/Cinematographer with H. Jane Nauman: Lakota women
    nurture an ancient art. Awarded “Best Exploration of Folklore
    and Mythology”: Film and Folklore Festival UCLA 1987,
    Winner/Finalist at 28th American Film Festival.
    1968 “TAHTONKA” Buffalo Culture of Plains Indians to tragedy
    at Wounded Knee, with Ben Black Elk, son of noted ‘holy man.’
    Represented USA at Edinburgh International, Cine Golden Eagle
    Winner, Blue Ribbon American Film Festival, Finalist Martin
    Luther King Jr. Festival, BBC-TV “Best of Week” award. Nauman
    wrote, directed and photographed.
    1967-2013 “Legends of the Sioux,' one of two Sioux/Lakota
    legends films. Earliest version is believed to be first-ever
    Lakota/English bilingual film. Current version is
    titled”Lakota Stories and Legends,” and is narrated by Ben
    Black Elk, son and interpreter of the famous’holy-man’ of
    ‘Black Elk Speaks.’ Available on Vimeo.
    1968 'Mount Rushmore, the Construction'-- Wrote, Directed and
    Photographed by Charles Nauman. Narrated by Lowell Thomas.
    Presented for ten years at Mount Rushmore lighting ceremony.
    Premiered on WNET New York Public Broadcasting.
    1988 Governor’s Award for ‘Creative Achievement.’
    1977-2002 Forty or more Residencies: Artists in the Schools
    and Artists in Correction Centers and Prisons.
    1977 to 2000 “The Writer Reads,” (a project sponsored by
    University English Teachers).
    1982 Nauman was‘Presenter’ with Nauman’s feature film, “Johnny
    Vik” for annual meeting of National Association of University
    Other Nauman Films-- Information, Art, Politics and Travel:
    ‘Return to the River,’ An artist canoes the Missouri River to
    paint the old River just as it is becoming inundated with main-
    stem power dams.
    ‘George McGovern’ campaign films.
    ‘Fare Thee West’ A travel film shown on Nation wide TV.
    ‘The Great Lakes of Dakota’—travel film.
    ‘The Child is a Piper,’ In a spontaneous explosion of energy,
    several children visit and verbalize as they chase around some
    famous travel sites: Devils Tower, Snake Gardens and such.
    ‘SD Perspectives,’ Produced for Rural Electric Coops and
    distributed on ten regional TV broadcasters, these were 28
    short subjects on everything – Archeology, Rodeos, Painters,
    Crazy Horse Mtn., and we even documented the stealing of
    Sitting Bull’s Bones.
    ‘Rattlesnake Hunt’ for Black Hills Reptile Gardens.
    ‘A Time for Children,’ A documentary of life and
    rehabilitation at a residential Children’s Hospital,
    emphasizing three children and their families.
    ‘Law Day USA,’ A one-minute National TV spot for American Bar
    Other Writing:
    1999-2001 Nauman was Staff Writer, Lakota Journal (aka The
    Native Sun News).
    1985-1989 Nauman was Staff Writer, Rapid City Journal and
    wrote narrative for "Black Hills Hay Camp," a Dakota West Book
    of history, now in second edition. Wrote short articles for
    literary publications, including 'creative non-fiction' story
    in The Iowa Review.

    In 2013 his book of poetry, ‘Double Woman,’ was winner of an
    international chapbook competition and is now in publication
    at Red Ochre Lit.

    In 2013 his full length book of poetry, ‘How It Goes Jumping,’
    published by Scurfpea Press became available from Scurfpea at

    In brief, as a film writer and director, my films have ranged
    from the feature, Johnny Vik (honored at Cannes, Locarno and
    the Prix L'Age D'Or in Brussels), to the experimental Sitting
    Bull's Bones with noted Avant Filmmaker Stan Brakhage. My
    ‘Tahtonka’ was an American Film Festival Blue Ribbon winner
    and the "Critic's Choice" for a BBC-TV reprise. In 2006 my
    film, ”Tarahumara: Festival of the Easter Moon,” was selected
    for several international festivals including Bilan du film
    ethnographique, Musee de l'Homme, in Paris, where I was a

    In 2014 the novels for Johnny Vik, the Screenplays and novels
    for Dark of Gold, and Across the Wide--- are among our most
    active projects.
    Education: Biarritz American University, France (two terms) .
    Master of Arts nd Bachelor of Science, University of Iowa,
    Iowa City. And Gettysburg Public Schools, Gettysburg, South

    (End of Resume for Charles Nauman)

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