Native New Yorker is a kind of Manhattan travelogue seen through the eyes of Native American Terry "Coyote" Murphy. Starting from Inwood Park, Coyote makes his way down Broadway and winds up at ground zero. Along the way, locations are stripped of their conventional meaning and imbued with their significance to local Native American history. Filmmaker Steve Bilich shot the film with a 1924 hand-cranked Cine-Kodak camera over a period of several years, ultimately mating it to an original score composed by William Susman.
Length: 13 minutes
Premiere: New York
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 some off and off-off-Broadway performances and a few one-man-shows. His films have screened at Sundance, Slamdance, Berlin, the Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian, Woodstock, Wounded Knee, the Brooklyn Museum, SXSW, the Austin Film Festival, and most recently, the Academy of Science Mansion in New York City.