We reside on unceded Tongva Land also known as Los Angeles. It's important to acknowledge Los Angeles is stolen Indigenous land. The film industry sits and profits off Tongva Land with little to no representation of Native people within it. These Tongva lands stretch across multiple cities in Southern California. Yet the Tongva Tribe has no federal recognition, no designated reservation lands, and no regular acknowledgment within one of the largest cities in the United States.
Rachael Larkin is an artist, a mother, a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the Skokomish Nation. Matt, is a cinematographer and half of MOM, AKA the camera guy. Directed by MOM is the name of our directing / cinematographer duo. The name is important to us because even though more women are working in film today than ever before, it's still a very male-dominated industry. Women working in key behind-the-scenes roles only make up 34% of the workforce, out of this statistic Indigenous women only make up 1%. Independent films employ almost twice as many men in these roles. In a room full of 100 working people only 2 of those people are moms! In addition, it makes sense when you recognize that the United States is one of only two countries in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity leave. We understand what it means to be a mother/parent in the film industry. With that, we have high expectations of gender equality and strive to create different dynamics on set that are fair.