Blackhorse Lowe

Blackhorse Lowe

He // Him // His

[ID: A man stands in a projection booth, one elbow propped on a table next to him, looking into the camera. He has black hair that has been slicked back, a clean-shaven face, and light brown complexion.]

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist.

Filmmaker, Writer, Director, and Producer
Santa Fe, NM
2024 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Annette and Paul Smith.

Blackhorse Lowe is a filmmaker from the Navajo Nation whose nontraditional films focus on stories through a Native lens. Lowe has written and directed multiple episodes for the Hulu/FX series Reservation Dogs and has directed several episodes for Paramount, ABC, Starz and for Prime Video. His 2019 feature film, Fukry won Best Film at the Terres en Vues/Land InSights Montreal First Peoples Festival in 2020. He is a 2012 Sundance Institute Time Warner Native Producing Fellow. Lowe’s feature directorial debut 5TH WORLD premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. He received the New Mexico New Visions Contract Award and the Panavision Award for his short, SHIMÁSÁNÍ. The film premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. A recipient of a New Media Award, Lowe is an alumni of the Sundance Institute’s NativeLab, Producers Lab, and Screenwriters Writers Lab.

A recipient of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, he resides in Oklahoma and is frequently working on independent and collaborative film projects within the global Indigenous film community. Lowe is currently in development for the epic feature LORDS OF THE EARTH which made the 2020 Blacklist, an industry annual spotlight featuring the most promising scripts in film and television and is co-writing the script, FORT APACHE, with Peabody Award–winning screenwriter and producer, Ronald D. Moore. Lowe’s most recent short film, METAL BELT, is currently on the festival circuit with screenings at ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival, Cine Las Americas, and Fantastic Fest.
  • Artwork by Blackhorse Lowe
    CINEDOOM program poster, 2023. A film series showcasing 35mm films and Indigenous cinema to local audiences at theatrical art houses.
    [ID: A flier with text and movie studio logos on a black background advertising a film screening. The flier includes two film stills. The top image shows four red, letter-shaped helium balloons that form the word, "GUSH” The bottom image is a close-up of a person's face with yellow text that reads, "I AM HOME." They have soft features, a medium-brown complexion, and straight, black hair that has been pulled back. They wear jewelry made of turquoise.]
Artwork by Blackhorse Lowe