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Filmmaker Biographies

Steve Bilich, Director, writer, editor, cinematographer and producer

Steve Bilich graduated from the University of Texas, with a degree in radio-tv-film, and a minor in business & theatre. His theatre acting credits include a few off-Broadway ensemble pieces and some off off Broadway performances, including a few one-man-shows.  The films that he has written, directed, and produced have been invited to Sundance, Slamdance, Raindance, Moondance, Berlin, Manheim-Heidelberg, the Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian  (Native Works), Woodstock, Wounded Knee, the Brooklyn Museum, SXSW, the Austin film festival, Vancouver, LA Shorts, United Nations Association Film Festival at Stanford, the Academy of Science Mansion in NYC, and The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Terry ‘Coyote’ Murphy, Lead

Terry 'Coyote' Murphy was born and raised in the Sunshine State. The son to a Gaelic father and a Cherokee mother, he has managed to find a unique balance between both cultures...but prefers the raindance over the riverdance...he is a naturalist, a shaman, a trailscout, and a cartographer. He has performed in a few films that have been shown at Sundance, the Smithsonian Museum for The American Indian, Woodstock, Wounded Knee, The Brooklyn Museum, and SXSW. He has posed for Annie Lebovitz and Vanity Fair magazine, as a part of Jon Stewart’s 'Theatre of the Absurd' (Jan '05 issue). He hopes to combine his love for spirituality, nature, & his concerns for the environment in a film that may make a difference now & for tomorrows future. Coyote's blessings to all he touches and reaches.

William Susman, Composer, Producer

William Susman has scored numerous award-winning documentaries that have aired on PBS and the Discovery channel and screened at film festivals worldwide. Most recently Native New Yorker won best documentary short at Moondance and best film score at Park City Film Music Festival. Oil on Ice won the International Documentary Association’s Pare Lorentz in addition to best film score at Moondance. International recognition of his orchestral music include numerous awards and commissions by European and US orchestras in addition to ASCAP, BMI and Fromm. His recordings are available at Amazon and www.SusmanMusic.com.