Chickasaw Nation Productions

Chickasaw Nation Productions was established in 2009 as a result of Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby’s vision to utilize film production to preserve the stories of the Chickasaw people.

The goal of Chickasaw Nation Productions is to educate audiences by producing feature films and documentaries with accurate, positive portrayals of Chickasaw people, history and culture.

Each film illustrates how Chickasaw culture played an important role in the lives of the individuals and events portrayed in the films, and how those individuals and events influenced the world around them.

Many of the projects have school curriculums and teacher guides available.


Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher

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Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher.

This one-hour documentary highlights Te Ata’s extraordinary life as a Chickasaw woman with talent and passion that opened the eyes and hearts of the world to American Indian culture.  The documentary details how Te Ata transcended cultural and racial barriers to create a lasting legacy during a career that spanned more than 60 years.

Project Page and Educational Curriculum


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Set in 1920s rural Oklahoma, Pearl is based on the remarkable true story of Chickasaw aviatrix, Pearl Carter Scott –the youngest licensed pilot in American history. Mentored by world-renowned aviator Wiley Post, Pearl first pilots a plane at the age of 12 and becomes a commercial pilot and local celebrity before she reaches adulthood. As she finds love and becomes a wife and mother, her two greatest passions collide.