TEAM
Together, the FireThief teams shares 74 years of experience as filmmakers, visual artists and media professionals. From development through post-production, FireThief thrives through each project.
FireThief Productions is founded by acclaimed Mvscogee-Creek/Seminole filmmaker Sterlin Harjo and noted Cherokee visual artist Jeremy Charles and is located in the historic Kendall-Whittier district in Tulsa, Okla.

Sterlin Harjo

Sterlin is a co-founder of FireThief and the Native comedy group, the 1491s, and a critically acclaimed filmmaker. His latest film, Mekko, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and internationally at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also produces The Cuts Podcast and is an Emmy-award winning director for "Remember the Removal Ride" episode on "Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People."

JEREMY CHARLES

This FireThief co-founder is an award-winning visual artist, photographer and art director. Jeremy is best known for his creative portraits of musicians, public figures and athletes and is an Emmy-award winning director for "Remember the Removal Ride" episode on "Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People."​

JEREMY CHARLES

This FireThief co-founder is an award-winning visual artist, photographer and art director. Jeremy is best known for his creative portraits of musicians, public figures and athletes and is an Emmy-award winning director for "Remember the Removal Ride" episode on "Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People."​

KYLE BELL

Kyle completes the FireThief team as the sharp-shooter and equipment expert. Kyle also is an independent filmmaker and owner of Red Stick Film Productions.

JAMIE ALSABROOK

Jamie is FireThief’s office manager, has worked with Jeremy Charles Photography for more than five years and is an independent photographer and visual artist.

JAMIE ALSABROOK

Jamie is FireThief’s office manager, has worked with Jeremy Charles Photography for more than five years and is an independent photographer and visual artist.

JESSI MCEVER

Jessi serves as the project manager and video editor for FireThief. She is a Cherokee and Creek filmmaker from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She's produced nearly 100 mini documentaries throughout her career.

Travis Hall

Travis keeps FireThief running, completing each production as needed with his range of capabilities. In addition to being FireThief’s resident drone operator, Travis rounds each project with beautifully composed landscape footage and serves as a sound recordist and gaffer. Travis also works independently as a photographer and visual artist with his company Travis Hall Photography.

Travis Hall

Travis keeps FireThief running, completing each production as needed with his range of capabilities. In addition to being FireThief’s resident drone operator, Travis rounds each project with beautifully composed landscape footage and serves as a sound recordist and gaffer. Travis also works independently as a photographer and visual artist with his company Travis Hall Photography.

Shane Brown

Shane lends his lens to FireThief on several productions, in addition to providing his precision and technique to compose timelapse and landscape footage. Shane is an independent photographer and cinematographer and has worked with The New York Times and Redbud Productions and served as the director of photography for Mekko, Sterlin Harjo's latest narrative feature film. Shane also pursues various personal projects including Document for an Anonymous Indian, an experimental film, and his photographic documentary project, Life Out There.

Nathan Young

Nathan is a multidisciplinary artist working in the mediums of film, documentary, animation, multi-media installation, sound art and experimental and improvised music. Nathan completes the team as a sound recordist, videographer and editor. Additionally, Nathan has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships from Creative Capital to The Sundance Institute to George Kaiser Family Foundation's Tulsa Artists Fellowship. Nathan also is a founding and former member of the interdisciplinary indigenous artist collective Postcommodity.

Nathan Young

Nathan is a multidisciplinary artist working in the mediums of film, documentary, animation, multi-media installation, sound art and experimental and improvised music. Nathan completes the team as a sound recordist, videographer and editor. Additionally, Nathan has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships from Creative Capital to The Sundance Institute to George Kaiser Family Foundation's Tulsa Artists Fellowship. Nathan also is a founding and former member of the interdisciplinary indigenous artist collective Postcommodity.

Charles Elmore

Charles Elmore is a filmmaker from Tulsa, OK. He has been working in the Tulsa film and video industry since 2000 and has worked on dozens of films, music videos, and commercials.In addition to collaborating as Director Of Photography on short films, commercials and corporate branding videos, Charles has written and directed two feature length films. Charles enjoys exploring new ways of telling stories through film and video and has been collaborating with FireThief since its inception. He also is an Emmy-award winning editor for his work on the​ "Remember the Removal Ride" episode on "Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People."​