War Pony Pictures

Director / Producer Derrick LaMere

THE SINIXT DOCUMENTARY. United by Water. the 7th wave. makwa jiimaan. blackkiss live at the viper room.kalispel language nest. nightmare at nibler's. salish school of spokane.




United By Water

The 5 tribes of the Upper Columbia River unite on the water in traditional canoes for the first time since the Grand Coulee Dam flooded their traditional waterways 76 years ago.

Film Trailer


Directed by Derrick LaMere  

Executive Producers War Pony Pictures / Upper Columbia United Tribes

Presented by Upper Columbia United Tribes


Makwa Jiimaan 

(Bear Canoe)

In the summer of 2016, 6 Teme-Augama Anishnabai youth built a traditional Temagami Birch Bark Canoe on their homeland N'Dakimenan. Over the course of 6 weeks, we documented them harvesting, preparing and building their canoe all on their traditional homeland.


Film Trailer

Directed by Derrick LaMere

Executive Producers Temagami First Nations

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The 7th Wave

In 1989, Quinault tribal elder Emmit Oliver organized the first ever “Paddle to Seattle” as a part of the Washington State Centennial Ceremony. Now known as the Canoe Journey, the event has become symbol of cultural revitalization on a national level.
In 2013, the Quinault Indian Nation hosted one of the largest Canoe Journey in native american history. This film follows their journey in the days leading up to The Paddle to Quinault.


Film Trailer

Directed by Ben-Alex Dupris & Derrick LaMere

Executive Producers Chris Eyre / Quinault Indian Nation



Live at The Viper Room

In December 2015, BLACKKISS (Pete Sands) was the first Native American act to play the World Famous Viper Room.

Trailer. Full Film.

Directed by Derrick LaMere|  Producers Derrick LaMere / Ben-Alex Dupris


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