Native American (Blackfeet) filmmaker making mainstream entertainment more diverse and inclusive.
Talent Manager
An enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation (Browning, MT), Myrton worked behind-the-scenes in Production Management for Disney-ABC Television ("LOST", "Grey's Anatomy", "Criminal Minds", "Private Practice", "Brothers and Sisters"), as a Creative Producer for The CW and NBC network affiliates, and as a research/tribal liaison for PBS's "American Experience." As a writer/director/producer, his multi-award winning film and theater productions played nationally and internationally.
Myrton held supporting roles in numerous feature films including Oscar winners "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "The New World" as well as Steven Spielberg's "Into the West" along with several other network television shows. Originally trained for live theater in New York City, he originated lead roles for stage productions in The Big Apple, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Myrton holds masters degrees from The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He was the first Native American to receive a Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University.
As a “Race and Media” scholar, his work at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism focuses on increasing the inclusion and participation of racial minorities in mainstream media production with a special focus on federally recognized tribal communities. He led classes at Stanford University, lectures at Vassar College and Santa Clara University, using his award-winning "Design Thinking" teaching style and supervised creative workshops at numerous junior and tribal colleges where he focuses on cultural diversity, the economics and politics of mainstream media, identity politics, and mainstream film/television/theater production.
Official Selection
Black Warrior of Pyramid Lake
Weengushk International Film Festival (Ontario, Canada)
Manitoulin Island
2021
WINNER: Best of Competition - Narrative
Black Warrior of Pyramid Lake
The Broadcast Education Association - Festival of Media Arts
Elizabethtown, PA
2021
Official Selection
Black Warrior of Pyramid Lake
American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA)
San Francisco
2020
Official Selection
Black Warrior of Pyramid Lake
LA Skins Fest (Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection; Best Short Film
SOLDIER
LA Skins Fest
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection
SOLDIER
American Indian Film Festival
San Francisco
2018
College
Stanford University
Ph.D. - Theater and Performance Studies
20102015
College
NYU - Tisch School of the Arts
MA - Performance Studies
College
The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
MFA - Film and Television Production
Nickname
Myrt
Birth City
Santa Monica, CA
Current City
Reno, NV
Hometown
Browning, Montana
Height
6'5"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Native American (Blackfeet)
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Supporting roles in David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Terrence Malick's "The New World," and Steven Spielberg's "Into the West" as well as numerous stage credits in Chicago, LA, NYC, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Native American (Blackfeet) filmmaker making mainstream entertainment more diverse and inclusive.
Talent Manager