His second feature, which will premier in Gallup, Farmington, Kayenta and Tempe on Friday, was financed and made in a short 10 months.
And “Blue Gap Boy’z” has another major difference from his first movie—it’s a comedy.
“Turquoise Rose” had several funny moments but it was basically a drama, and Hamilton said in a phone interview Wednesday that he felt with the times being the way they are, it was time for people to laugh.
“There have been a lot of serious dramas come out to the reservations over the last few years,” he said. “A lot of them seemed to make the audiences leave the theater feeling more depressed and discouraged with life then when they went in.”
It stars three Navajo actors—Ernest David Tsosie III, who is part of the James and Ernie comedy duo—Beau Benally and Vincent Craig, Navajo comedian and creator of the “Muttonman” comic strip.