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‘Sacajawea’ film project to begin production in NM

Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener are behind the new film project, "Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea.”
Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener are behind the new film project, "Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea.”
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The story of Sacajawea will be told soon – and it will happen in New Mexico.

This in part to ABQ Global Entertainment and Windcatcher Entertainment.

ABQ Global Entertainment, which is based in Nob Hill and owned by Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener have joined with Windcatcher, who is made up of Jane L. Fitzpatrick and Chief Whispering Raven.

An incredible production, “Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea,” will focus on the most famous but least known Native American woman in history.

The Lewis and Clark expedition was a treacherous journey across the land to the Pacific Ocean and back in 1804-06. Sacajawea was a significant member of this Corps of Discovery. Her ability to secure horses for the mountainous trek and her knowledge of the land brought them success, which they may not have otherwise achieved. She was a young, Native girl who walked in beauty, oneness and peace.

“It’s an honor to join the production team of Windcatcher,” said Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener. “Our goal with both AFME and ABQ Global Entertainment is to continue to raise the profile of filmmaking in New Mexico, while being a significant contributor to economic impact with extraordinary storytelling at both companies.”

The production team is currently working with investors to finalize funding and go into pre-production.

Eighty percent of the film will be shot in New Mexico, with the remaining 20 percent at the historical locations along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, and Idaho, along the SnakeRiver where Sacajawea was born — the land of the Agai’dika Shoshone Nation.

For more information on “Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea,” visit, windcatcherthemovie.com.

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