The mockumentary film tells the story of the First Annual State of Arizona Frybread Championship between the 22 federally recognized Native American Nations within Arizona. Each Nation sends one person to represent their tribe and compete for the coveted ‘Arizona Frybread Championship’ title. The film follows five individuals from the Navajo, Hopi, Yavapai-Apache, Hualapai, and Tohono O’odham Nations as they journey from their homelands to the state championship that will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The filming was completed in May of 2010 and has been in post-production ever since. “We are extremely excited with the receptions we’ve already received for this film! We want to get this film out to the people!” Director Holt Hamilton commented in an interview earlier. Hamilton also went on to say, “We also want to take our time and get this film right. We’ll bring it to theatres when it is ready.”
The film is seeking additional finishing funds through an online fundraising website at www.Kickstarter.com. “We are in need of a few more dollars to cover our extended time in post-production. Doing things right, isn’t always the cheapest.” Stated producer Travis Hamilton. He continued by saying, “We want to let our audience know they can have a direct impact on the progress of this film by donating as little as one dollar.”
More Than Frybread--a Holt Hamilton Film
A Narrative Film project in Mesa, AZ by Travis Holt Hamilton
Our story follows five frybread-making gurus from the twenty-two federally recognized Indigenous Nations in Arizona as they prepare and compete in the ultimate frybread challenge. The five frybread extraordinaires we follow in the film include: Buddy Begay (Navajo), Sharmayne Cruz (Tohono O'odham), Sammy Powsky (Hualapai), Sunshine Smith (Yavapai/Apache) and Betti Muchvo (Hopi) who bring their skills, their nations' pride and their foolproof determination to compete for the frybread title at the 1st Annual Arizona Frybread Championship held in Flagstaff, Arizona! The film is full of outrageous frybread humor that will keep audiences laughing long after the end credits have rolled!
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