Director of Native Cinema
Otgadahe Whitman-Fox is Mandan, Hidasta, and Arikira from the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation of North Dakota. Otgadahe works with several non-profit organizations including Stagecoach Foundation. She was born in North Dakota but was raised in Arizona. Otgadahe was majorly influenced when her mother, Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman, worked as the Cultural Consultant for the movie Dead Man, written & directed by Jim Jarmusch. Quickly, Otgadahe started creating and developing her own brand. She first worked as a casting agent for MTV’s Room Raiders while they filmed in Phoenix, AZ. Otgadahe took her career further and moved to Santa Fe, NM and since has worked with many other film festivals including Truth or Consequences Film Festival and The CineFesta.