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Mykel Salazar

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Unapologetic Films Director | Writer | Producer | AD | DGA No excuses. No apologies. No regrets. Laguna Pueblo: Big Sun Little Parrot. 

Photo by Mykel Salazar on May 08, 2021. May be an illustration of text.
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  • 5/8/2021 6:45:23 PM

This image is everything. Made a film for #sexualassaultawareness. This is a special project because it was not only my directorial debut but a story I wrote based on my own personal experience. But not just MY experience but the experience of men and women in the film industry. When shooting one scene in particular, I broke down and had to take a breather,

Photo shared by Mykel Salazar on May 11, 2021 tagging @sierratyrrell. May be an image of 1 person.
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  • 5/11/2021 8:37:14 PM

I love this screen grab! Had to get the MMIW red hand in there (not color graded). Making this little film brought up so many emotions and memories for me. I always said that if I’m ever in a position to make change, watch out. This film is about: sexual assault, the violence against Native women (MMIW), mental health, and toxic film culture. I am so proud o

Photo by Mykel Salazar on May 17, 2021. May be an image of 4 people, people standing, lake and nature.
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  • 5/17/2021 6:15:25 PM

My niece got married! It’s been years since us sisters have been all together. It was fun to take a tiny break from being busy and to play dress up. Thank you, Mescalero Apache Tribe for allowing us to celebrate on your land. Congratulations, Alia ♥️

Photo by Mykel Salazar in Taos, New Mexico. May be an image of nature and sky.
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  • 6/1/2021 1:55:06 AM

Did a sunrise soak and some hot air balloons decided to make an appearance. Hearing these guys make their approach was fierce. Especially in between the gorge! Sounded like the Game of Thrones dragons. 10/10 would do again. #newmexicotrue #hotsprings #womenwhowander #outdooradventures #hotairballoon

Photo shared by Mykel Salazar on June 05, 2021 tagging @citylights31. May be an image of one or more people and outdoors.
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  • 6/5/2021 2:31:54 PM

Even though this job is tough as hell and very challenging at times, I get to see and do some pretty cool things. Makes it all worth it. I’m very thankful for my team and crew. Seriously, such grit and no complaints. Truly hard to come by. : @amy.violette & @waseti_filmaker #newmexicotrue #filmmaking #directors #womendirectors #femalefilmmakers #indigeno

Photo shared by Mykel Salazar on June 09, 2021 tagging @amy.violette, and @porchhangspod. May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'PORCH HANGS æA PODCAST GUEST: MYKEL SALAZAR'.
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  • 6/9/2021 3:43:29 PM

My friend @amy.violette had me as a guest on her podcast @porchhangspod! It’s available for your listening pleasure TODAY wherever you listen to podcasts. We talk a little bit about NM film, my projects, @toyotausa and some deep and “uncomfortable” topics. One of the few times I’m unplugged and vulnerable . Give it a listen. Leave a comment. Thank for having

Photo by Mykel Salazar on June 15, 2021. May be a black-and-white image of one or more people.
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  • 6/15/2021 10:06:41 PM

Happened to be at the right place at the right time. Leave it to @delving to capture a rad photo. #newmexicotrue #nmfilm #documentary #womeninfilm #womendirectors #nmwif #femalefilmdirector #futureoffilmisfemale #concertvenue

Photo shared by Mykel Salazar on June 23, 2021 tagging @jordynamite13, and @sierratyrrell. May be an image of 1 person, standing and indoor.
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  • 6/23/2021 4:32:55 PM

I found my happy place. Changing scenes on a whim. Actions. Dialogue. Setting. Even with curveballs being thrown at you, you have to be able to adapt. Hear ideas and thoughts from your team. Collaboration is key! : @karen_kuehn_photography #womendirectors #womeninfilm #femaledirector #femaledirectors #indigenous #indigenouswomen #womensupportingwomen #wome

Photo by Mykel Salazar on June 23, 2021. May be a black-and-white image.
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  • 6/23/2021 4:57:08 PM

Just a taste of what @alexgrayfilm was whipping up for my little film. Alex is so talented. Came up with a logo super quick. 10/10 would work with him again, 10/10 would recommend! He’s a very in demand storyboard artist, get him before he’s completely booked up!

Photo shared by Mykel Salazar on June 23, 2021 tagging @floppylongboard. May be an image of one or more people, people standing and outdoors.
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  • 6/23/2021 5:04:43 PM

I talk about this moment on the @porchhangspod I did with @amy.violette . This was right after the “battle” scene. That was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my life. Having to coach @floppylongboard on being a predator, while having to coach @sierratyrrell on being the prey. After that scene was over, I had to console my cast (while trying to

Photo by Mykel Salazar on June 23, 2021. May be an image of child, standing and outdoors.
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  • 6/23/2021 5:41:35 PM

Sometimes you have to get down and dirty to really show what you want. Do the work. Be vulnerable. @sierratyrrell delivered ❤️ : @karen_kuehn_photography #womendirectors #womandirector #femalefilmmakers #femalefilmdirector #indigenous #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #nmwif

Photo shared by Mykel Salazar on June 23, 2021 tagging @n2makeupnhair, @modfemme, @cydgallery, @sierratyrrell, @hernameismykel, and @amy.violette. May be an image of 1 person, standing and outdoors.
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  • 6/23/2021 5:16:56 PM

This isn’t even everyone but I’m glad I surrounded myself with the people I did. The people you choose to work with means everything. No assholes on set. ♥️ : @karen_kuehn_photography #womeninfilm #womendirectors #femalefilmmakers #femaledirector #femaledirectors #indigenousfilm #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment

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