Blackhorse Lowe


Blackhorse Lowe is a writer, director and producer. His films have been screened at several film festivals all around the world, such as ImagineNATIVE, Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. 


He grew up on a farm in the Navajo reservation. Because of allergies he had to spend a lot of time inside watching movies and drawing. This along with reading comics and books about Navajo creation stories made him fall in love with storytelling. 


The story that Shimásání is built on was told to Blackhorse Lowe and his siblings by their grandmother. Her story made a great impression on them and the idea of wanting to leave home and explore the world resonated with him.


I feel very fortunate to be a filmmaker. Films are the ultimate art, they operate on many levels and work with all the elements of life.

(Blackhorse Lowe, 2020)


Films directed by Blackhorse Lowe available on Sapmifilm:


Blackhorse Lowes favourite films:

  • The Thin Red Line (1998)

  • Dead Man (1995)

  • Apocalypse Now (1979)

  • Eraserhead (1977)

  • The Wild Bunch (1969)