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Screening "Bad Sugar" Trailer

Shot on the Panasonic AG-DVX100A with an Anamorphic lens, this trailer for the PBS documentary "Bad Sugar"  is currently playing in the Documentary Screening Room. As part of the national PBS health series, "Unnatural Causes", "Bad Sugar" explores the underlying causes of the Diabetes epidemic among two AZ tribes.

 

"Gathering Together" Trailer

Silent Hill Stop by theDocumentary Screening Room where you can see the opening of James Fortier's award winning documentary "Gathering Together," shot with multiple JVC HD100 cameras in 1280x720 24p.

TIP Upgrades to Panasonic HPX370

Improved low light resolution and reduced rolling shutter artifacts. Special introductory rate for new Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD Camera Package. Features 1920x1080 HD recording utilizing state-of-the-art AVC-Intra codec at an astonishing 100Mbps. Records on reliable, efficient P2 Cards. Camera Specs. 

 

"Gifts from the Elders" Trailer

 Stop by theDocumentary Screening Room where you can see the trailer for James Fortier's new documentary "Gifts from the Elders".

Now Showing "From These Silent Ashes"

Call of Duty 4Visit the Documentary Screening Room to see the trailer for "From These Silent Ashes." Edited and shot by James with the JVC-GY-HD200 in 1280x720 24p.

Canon 5D Mark III

Turtle Island Productions is now featuring the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Contact us for a special introductory free rental when booked with TIP Director of Photography James Fortier. 

 

Memoir of a Choctaw

  Stop by theDocumentary Screening Room where you can see the new Canon 5D Mark III demo shot in Jordan for the eBook version of author LeAnne Howe's forthcoming novel "Memoir of a Choctaw in the Arab Revolts, 1917, 2011"

Hakela Trailer

Silent Hill Stop by the Documentary Screening Room and watch  the trailer for Hakela "The Last One" documentary in development.

Panasonic DVX100A/B Demo

Call of Duty 4 Check out our amazing demo of footage shot with the Panasonic AG-DVX100A/B cameras in 24p. Currently running in the Camera & Editing Screening Room, this demo is set to a killer track by Minnesota based Cloud Cult.

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Native American Productions

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Turtle Island Productions has been focusing on issues and stories from American Indian and Canadian First Nation and Métis communities for approximately 20 years. As an enrolled member of the Ojibways of Pic River First Nation (Ontario) person of French Canadian and Ojibway (Anishinabe), TIP owner/filmmaker James M. Fortier maintains strong ties with his Ojibway family in Ontario, Canada and on the Pic River Ojibway First Nation Reserve. Since 1995 James has provided his production talents and experience on numerous dramatic and documentary productions exploring the cultures and issues of "Indian Country." Whether collaborating with other Native/Métis filmmakers as Director of Photography and editor; or writing/producing/directing his own productions, James brings 20 years of award-winning experience and professionalism to every project.
 
Since Jame's first Native American production as the DP for the award winning short drama "Looks Into the Night" starring Tantoo Cardinal in 1995, he has worked with a whose who of national Native American figures such as John Trudell, Wilma Mankiller, Dennis Banks, and the late Floyd Redcrow Westerman and Vine Deloria, Jr., as well as Native/Métis  filmmakers such as Loretta Todd (Cree-Métis) and others. James also believes strongly that Native Americans have the right to tell their own stories. "For every Native production I am involved with I insist on active, substantive, Native input from the writing to the crewing, to the scoring whenever possible. If I can't find a Native or Métis with the experieince to fill a particular role, then I try to get young, emerging Native filmmakers on board as interns or production assitants whenever the budget allows for it."

Although not raised in a reservation community, James has worked with Indian communities across the US and in Canada, including the Eastern Band of Cherokee of North Carolina, the Tohono O'odham Nation and  Gila River Pima-Maricopa communities in Arizona, several northern Cree bands in Manitoba, the Chickasaw and and Choctaw Nations of Oklahoma, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of Washington, and several Ojibwe bands in Minnesota and Wisconsin among others.

James brings experience, integrity and respect to every Native production, and insists on following the culturally appropriate protocols of the Native communities he works with. In the film and video production world this is not always an easy task. However, we are more than just a production company. As a Native owned and operated business we are accountable to the larger Native community of which we are a part of and with whom we have established relationships with. These relationships, past present and future,  guide the vision and operations of Turtle Island Productions to "do things in a good way," and to honor those we work with and whose stories, traditions, and experiences we bring to the screen.


 

 

Special Offers

Sony PXW FS7 4K HD Camera
Free Rental
When booked w/DP
James Fortier
 Package Includes
Sony PXW FS7 Camera

Sony 28-135 Zoom Lens
Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Lens
Rokinon 85mm T1.2 Lens
Camera Mount & Rail System
 Follow Focus
Two-Stage Matte Box
Cartoni Focus 12 Head Tripod
Baterries & Chargers
2x 128GB, 1x 64GB  QXD Cards

Two Sennheiser Wireless Lavs
Azden Shogun Mic
Sony Headphones
Arri 5 Light Kit
Chimeras
12" LED Kit (3)

C-Stands
Flag Kit
Grip Kit

Diffusion/Gel Kit
*FIRST TIME CLIENTS ONLY

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