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Roots From Warm Springs

A short documentary about the roots from the Warm Springs Indian reservation of Oregon.

  • Brutis Baez
  • Brutis Baez,
  • Jefferson Greene
  • Brutis Baez
  • Jefferson Greene
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Nikon, DSLR
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Brutis Baez

Brutis “Bigg B” Baez is a grass roots entrepreneur and music producer as well as videographer from Warm Springs, OR. He first started his musical journey in high school and since has released four albums “Lifestyle Music” “Bigg Inspiration” “Here Today, Bigg Tomorrow” & “Savage on the Moon” and two compilation albums Bigg B & N8 “Double Feature” & Rezhogs “All Day and All Night.” Brutis has performed locally and nationally and made music a business by learning the mechanics of not only putting albums together but also releasing them independently. When music videos became a big part of the marketing strategy Bigg B learned how to shoot, edit and showcase video projects including: short documentaries, music videos, tutorials and Native American history. In 2016 Brutis released an Independent Autobiography titled “More Than Music” which depicted a local musician’s lifestyle and being a self-made record label which included music producing, recording, mixing, graphic design and video. Brutis also helps up and coming artists who want to pursue music and video production. Since then, Brutis also started a lemonade stand during the summer months at Pow Wows and social events as well as Live music production for weddings, small venue concerts and meeting. Brutis currently works at the Warm Springs tribal radio station KWSO as the Operations Manager and continues to help in the music and video production of the radio station

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Director Statement

Documenting and archiving Warm Springs Tribal History is a not only a passion but a responsibility for myself. Our tribal languages, songs, dances and history are slowly becoming extinct and I want to ensure that this wont happen, so I devote a lot of my time to archiving our tribal ways.