Shonie and Andee De La Rosa, Dine' of Kayenta, wrote, directed and produced the film based upon their life experiences and the desire to create a film comprised entirely of Navajo cast and crew. Furthermore, the couple wanted to shoot the film entirely on location--the Navajo Nation.
"It's respect. It's respect towards our elders, respect towards our people. It reminds us where we come from."
Throughout the film, Shonie explained, no Indian cliches are used. "There are no eagle screams, no pow wows--none of that."
"I hope it opens more eyes to the fact that we're not about leathers and feathers and living in teepees," Junes said.