Larissa FastHorse

(Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Lakota) -writer- started her LA career in the Native American film community as a spokesperson at film festivals and panels. In 2000 was a delegate to the United Nations in Geneva, speaking on the power of film for Indigenous peoples. She then worked in feature film and television development for Universal Pictures and then as creative executive for Latham Entertainment at Paramount. At that time she produced a short film that screened at festivals globally. Larissa has written two screenplays while also serving as a panelist and nominator for The Film and Video Fellowships (formerly Rockefeller). Her second script, Lazarus Rises, received a Sundance Institute Native Program Fellowship and grant sponsored by the Ford Foundation New Works Program. In 2004 Larissa was commissioned to write a play for The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, 2003 Tony Award winner for Best Regional Theatre Company. Larissa’s original short story, Meeting Mom, can currently be heard nation wide through affiliates of Public Radio International.