Billy Luther



  • Director

Program Years

  • Project Involve 2002
  • Fast Track 2006


Billy Luther studied film at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and soon after worked as a programming assistant for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian- Native American Film and Video Festivals in New York City. In 2002, Luther moved to Los Angeles and was selected as an honoree at Film Independent's Project: Involve and was mentored by Alex Smith, co-writer/co-director of The Slaughter Rule. Most recently he was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival All Access Connect Program. He has won the Roy W. Dean/From the Heart Productions documentary award, as well as the 2006 Sundance Ford Fellowship, for Miss Navajo. Luther also directed the film Face Value, a short documentary on racial profiling, as well as the 2000 comedy short Evolution of Men. Luther is currently in development on writer/director Nanobah Becker's feature film Full, about bridging the reality and mythology of gender and sexuality in Navajo culture. He belongs to the Navajo, Hopi and Laguna Pueblo Tribes. Luther participated in Film Independent's Project: Involve Program in 2002.

Current Project

Grab (Documentary Feature)