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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – April 9, 2024 – Pursuit Films, a Cherokee owned, TERO certified independent production company has been specializing in Indigenous representation in media since 2014 and is making waves in the film industry by garnering recognition for its post production work.

Pursuit Films has embarked as an Executive Producer on the feature film "Reverence”, directed by Kyle Kauwika (Out of Exile [2022], The Killing Ground [2023]) and in collaboration with Safehouse Films. The project, featured in Variety Magazine, has gained attention for its innovative approach and is currently in Pursuit Film's post-production house, promising to deliver yet another captivating cinematic experience. So much in fact, the prestigious and revolutionary post production platform, Frame.i.o  sat down with Pursuit Film's lead editor, Ty Clark, for an in depth conversation at what it really means to be an independent filmmaker in middle America.

“I won’t pretend to have all the answers, but I do have some experience with crossing lines. And I believe that it’s not only possible to operate within your principles, but also that you can be successful by doing so.” - T. Clark

Founded by visionary filmmaker, Jeremy Charles, Pursuit Films is committed to amplifying Indigenous voices and narratives while fostering creativity and innovation in filmmaking.  Pursuit Films takes pride in its roots, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of the Native communities in Oklahoma and beyond. By blending traditional storytelling techniques with modern cinematic approaches, the company aims to create compelling narrative stories that resonate with audiences worldwide. Pursuit Films is proud of its reputation for high quality storytelling. For nearly a decade, Pursuit Films has created hundreds of documentaries, narratives and museum installations for numerous clients and tribes. 

Pursuit Films has achieved significant recognition for its exceptional work. With over 22 Heartland Emmy Awards for their contributions to Osiyo TV; and a National Emmy Nomination for their work with Sesame Workshop on "Stay Healthy with Sesame Street: Meet Wa. Sta. Tse and Reignen," , and a recent Webby Award Nomination for the digital interactive piece “Growing as we Grieve” in partnership with Sesame Workshop . All of which, showcase their versatility and impact on a global scale.

“We understand the importance of honoring the protocols of Indigenous peoples whom we work with in our travels across Turtle Island. Our mission is to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions while celebrating the richness and diversity of Indigenous cultures." - J. Charles

With a diverse team of talented creatives, Pursuit Films is dedicated to producing high-quality content across various genres, including feature films, documentaries, and short films. Their portfolio showcases a range of thought-provoking projects that explore themes of identity, heritage, and resilience; and continues to set the bar high in the realm of film and television production. 

In addition to their creative endeavors, Pursuit Films is actively involved in supporting local artists by providing resources and support; to empower the next generation of storytellers and cultivate a thriving film industry. Their most recent collaborations include: Support Services for Artist Creative Fund,  Branjae’s “Too Much” Music Video and NPR Tiny Desk submission Tsitsutsa Tsigesv ᏥᏧᏣ ᏥᎨᏒ by Agalisiga Mackey.

As Pursuit Films continues to make strides in the entertainment industry, they remain steadfast in their commitment to authenticity, integrity, and cultural representation. For more information about Pursuit Films and their upcoming projects, visit or follow them on social media: IG @pursuit_films and FB 

Media Contact: 

Charla Fonseca,, (512) 851-3796

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© 2023 Pursuit Films, a certified Native-owned company, formerly FireThief Productions

© 2023 Pursuit Films,
a certified Native-owned company,
formerly FireThief Productions

© 2023 Pursuit Films, a certified Native-owned company, formerly FireThief Productions