Sterlin Harjo

Based In: Tulsa, OK, USA

Sterlin Harjo belongs to the Seminole and Creek Nations, and is a native of Holdenville, Oklahoma. Interested from an early age in visual art and film, Harjo studied painting at the University of Oklahoma before writing his first feature-length script. Since then he has studied screenwriting in the University of Oklahoma’s Film and Video Studies Program and under the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program. In 2004, Sundance Institute selected Harjo to receive an Annenberg Fellowship, which provided extended support over a two-year period to facilitate the creation of his feature project. In 2006 Harjo was in the first class of United States Artists award recipients. He was also the youngest recipient. In January 2007 Harjo’s first feature film, Four Sheets to the Wind, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Harjo’s most recent feature film Barking Water premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He currently works with thislandpress.com.