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Tracy R.

Seattle, WA, USA

$200 - $2000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Creative Director

  • Field Producer

  • Documentary DP



  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit

About Tracy

Tracy Rector is a mixed race Choctaw/Seminole filmmaker, curator, community organizer, co-founder of Longhouse Media and a 2016 Stranger Genius. She has made over 400 short films, and is currently in production of her fifth feature documentary. As co-producer of the award-winning film Teachings of the Tree People, producer of March Point, co-director of Clearwater, and director of Ch'aak' S'aagi; Rector has developed an awareness and sensitivity to the power of media and film as a modern storytelling tool. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, Cannes Film Festival, ImagineNative, National Geographic, Toronto International Film Festival, Folklife Festival, the Seattle Art Museum and in the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian. After years of galvanizing community and working in a directorial role, Rector has begun to transfer her method of storytelling to gallery exhibitions including YOU ARE ON INDIGENOUS LAND at Core Gallery and Ciné Alter'natif in France, WOMEN ON THE BRINK at Vermillion Gallery, and BLOODLINES at Bridge Productions. As a Native Education specialist, Rector has facilitated work with over 3,000 youth, worked as a consultant with the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), served as a Native Naturalist for the Olympic Sculpture Park, and is involved with SAM’s newly expanded Native American wing. Tracy has received the National Association for Media Literacy award for outstanding contributions made in the field of media education, is a current Firelight Media Lab Fellow, WGBH Producer Fellow, Sundance Institute Lab Fellow, Tribeca All Access Grantee and is the recipient of the Horace Mann Award for her work in utilizing media for social justice. Raised in Seattle and Albuquerque, Tracy currently lives in Seattle and sits as a City of Seattle Arts Commissioner.

Top Projects

  • Reel NW -- Maiden of Deception Pass

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer

    Published on Jul 15, 2016 on PBS and for 2 months in Alaska Airlines: Long ago a maiden named Ko-kwahl-alwoot risked her life to save the Samish people from starvation. She did so by agreeing to marry a man of the sea, who threatened to take the sea-life away from the area if she did not. Her reluctant father demanded that Ko-kwahl-alwoot return annually which she did until she began to transform.

  • Indian Country Today Media Network -- Exclusive with Jane Fonda at Standing Rock

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer

    While at Stanfing Rock I provided coverage for interviews and breaking stories for this online news source while on the ground in the field.

  • The Stranger -- Editorial: Standing Rock Is a Wake-Up Call to All Americans

    • Reporter / Journalist

    I spent a month out at Standing Rock in the fall of 2016. This is a guest editorial piece that I wrote for The Stranger (one of the only Independent newspapers left in the US) as an artist/activist who is deeply rooted in the Native American community.

All Services


  • Creative Director

Production Support

  • 360 Documentary Video
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

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