Billy Luther: Celebrating Success in Film and TV

Written by on May 21, 2024

At Daybreak Star Radio, we love to highlight talented Native creatives. Recently, our hosts Red and Ronnie the Blue-Eyed Native interviewed Billy Luther, a celebrated writer, director, and producer. Here’s a snapshot of their conversation:

Frybread Face and Me

Billy’s latest film, “Frybread Face and Me,” tells the story of two Navajo cousins bonding over a summer in the 1990s. Inspired by his own experiences, Billy’s film has received positive reviews, with a 7.2 rating on IMDb. He shared, “It’s incredibly rewarding to see the positive response and know that people connect with the story.”

Dark Winds

Billy also worked on the TV series “Dark Winds,” based on the Leaphorn & Chee novels by Tony Hillerman. Transitioning from film to TV was a unique challenge, but it allowed Billy to explore new storytelling techniques and reach a wider audience.

Looking Ahead

Billy hinted at exciting future projects, promising more stories that celebrate Native culture and experiences.

Stay tuned to Daybreak Star Radio for more inspiring stories and interviews with influential figures like Billy Luther.

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