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- Johnny Vik
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- * Charles Nauman SELECTIVE RESUMEâ
2014 âA Fair Trade in Guatemala,â untitled 30 minute film shot
in January 2013 -now editing.
2013 Completion of âDADA IS DANDY,â 20 minute experimental
engagement with Dadaist art, filmed and edited by charles
nauman with associate producer/actor, Grete Bodogaard. On
2013 âJohnny Vikâ= Directorâs 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 âEnso 2,â the Mark of Zen, Available on Vimeo.
2012 Completed novel, and Screenplay âAcross the Wideâ --
Publication offer by Plain View Press.
1970 - 2012 Feature Screenplay writing: âThe Kinjo Man,â
chosen by the Gersh Agency for Development; âMedicine
Springs,â optioned to Filmways and NBC; âThree Thousand
Horses,â received Literary Fellowship South Dakota Arts
Council; âDark of Gold,â a finalist in Bush Fellowship
competition; âThe Rubyiat,â âTracking Hundun,â 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 âAmerican
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
2009 'Indigo Journal,' a film/poetry Multimedia Artist
Residency Project in Moldjord, Norway.
2006 âTarahumara: Festival of the Easter Moonâ 16mm
documentary selected for the 25th Bilan Du Film Ethnographique
at the Museeâ de lâHomme -- 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 âFilmmaking,â and in 1998 a
Bush Finalist in âMultimediaâ).
2004 âTHE BUDDHA OF DESIREâ a 21 minute DVD, a visual koan,
first presented to poetry section of South Dakota Festival of
2002 âON THE MICKELSON TRAILâ Funded by NEA Arts on Millennium
Trails with SD Arts Council and SD Game Fish and Parks
supportâwritten directed, photographed and edited by c.
nauman. Associate Producer, Grete Bodogaard.
1999 âYES, I AM NOT IKTOMIâ Mythic âtricksterâ 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 âHORSE DANCING AND TASHAâ 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 âGrand Prix International
Video Danseâ in Stockholm. Nauman is writer, director, camera.
1988 âTHE HUNTEDâ (AKA â72 âJOHNNY VIKâ) 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 lâAge DâOr.
Showcased at NY Independent Feature Project.
1987 âLAKOTA QUILLWORK, ART & LEGENDâ
Collaborator/Cinematographer with H. Jane Nauman: Lakota women
nurture an ancient art. Awarded âBest Exploration of Folklore
and Mythologyâ: Film and Folklore Festival UCLA 1987,
Winner/Finalist at 28th American Film Festival.
1968 âTAHTONKAâ Buffalo Culture of Plains Indians to tragedy
at Wounded Knee, with Ben Black Elk, son of noted âholy man.â
Represented USA at Edinburgh International, Cine Golden Eagle
Winner, Blue Ribbon American Film Festival, Finalist Martin
Luther King Jr. Festival, BBC-TV âBest of Weekâ award. Nauman
wrote, directed and photographed.
1967-2013 âLegends 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
titledâLakota Stories and Legends,â and is narrated by Ben
Black Elk, son and interpreter of the famousâholy-manâ of
âBlack Elk Speaks.â 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 Governorâs Award for âCreative Achievement.â
1977-2002 Forty or more Residencies: Artists in the Schools
and Artists in Correction Centers and Prisons.
1977 to 2000 âThe Writer Reads,â (a project sponsored by
University English Teachers).
1982 Nauman wasâPresenterâ with Naumanâs feature film, âJohnny
Vikâ for annual meeting of National Association of University
Other Nauman Films-- Information, Art, Politics and Travel:
âReturn to the River,â An artist canoes the Missouri River to
paint the old River just as it is becoming inundated with main-
stem power dams.
âGeorge McGovernâ campaign films.
âFare Thee Westâ A travel film shown on Nation wide TV.
âThe Great Lakes of Dakotaââtravel film.
âThe Child is a Piper,â 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.
âSD Perspectives,â Produced for Rural Electric Coops and
distributed on ten regional TV broadcasters, these were 28
short subjects on everything â Archeology, Rodeos, Painters,
Crazy Horse Mtn., and we even documented the stealing of
Sitting Bullâs Bones.
âRattlesnake Huntâ for Black Hills Reptile Gardens.
âA Time for Children,â A documentary of life and
rehabilitation at a residential Childrenâs Hospital,
emphasizing three children and their families.
âLaw Day USA,â A one-minute National TV spot for American Bar
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, âDouble Woman,â was winner of an
international chapbook competition and is now in publication
at Red Ochre Lit.
In 2013 his full length book of poetry, âHow It Goes Jumping,â
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
âTahtonkaâ was an American Film Festival Blue Ribbon winner
and the "Critic's Choice" for a BBC-TV reprise. In 2006 my
film, âTarahumara: Festival of the Easter Moon,â 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
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)