Baobab Studios Names #GenIndigenous Youth Fellowship
Baobab Studios, a virtual reality animation company, unveiled its #GenIndigenous Youth Fellowship the same day it launched its VR short film, Crow: The Legend -- the mythical Native American origin story of the crow. It features a star-studded cast led by John Legend, Constance Wu, Diego Luna, and Oprah. Baobab aims to continue its investment in Native American storytelling with the #GenIndigenous Youth Fellowship a yearlong program launched in partnership with NAP, Native American organization Vision Maker Media and Longhouse Media. The yearlong program has named Raven Two Feathers as its first fellow. Two Feathers hails from the Cherokee, Comanche, Seneca, and Cayuga tribes and identifies as Two Spirit, which is the third gender in Native culture, using the pronoun "they." The recent Santa Fe University of Art & Design alum, who graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in film production, will spend a year in fellowship, culminating in a monthlong residency at Baobab. More here.