Larry Cesspooch received his
Associate’s Degree in Communications Media from “the Institute of
American Indian Arts” in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1975. He went on
to “the Anthropology Film Center,” also in Santa during the years 76-77.
Carroll and Joan Williams were Co-Directors. He focused his studies on
Advanced Audio and started his own sound business, “White Buffalo
Sound.” He moved back to his Ute Reservation in 1979 and established the
“Ute Tribe Audio-Visual,” known as the oldest tribal production group in
the United States.
Larry has many major film projects
to his credit:
Produced “Warriors’ Song,” Uintah River High Charter School, Cameron
Cuch, Education Coordinator, Fort Duchesne, UT.
Produced “First Nations of Utah” 2002 Olympics Exhibit, Museum of
Natural History, Becky Menlove, Curator, Salt Lake City, UT.
Sundance Film Festival, Native Forum, Screened “Ute Bear Dance Story, as
told by Henry Cesspooch” Sundance Institute, Robert Redford, Director,
Park City, UT.
Produced "Land, Language & Life Series" -six part series, Ute
Instructional Materials Project, Forrest Cuch, Education Coordinator,
Urshel Tohannie, Assistant, Ute Indian Tribe, Ft. Duchesne, UT.
Produced claymation "The Ute Bear Dance Story," as told by Henry
Cesspooch, Bear Dance Chief, Urshel Tohannie, Assistant, Ute Indian
Tribe, Fort. Duchesne, UT.
Produced Claymation "That One Good Spirit," Ute Indian Tribe
Audio-Visual, Urshel Tohannie, assistant, Fort. Duchesne, UT.
See a complete list of credits and
Larry leaves a mark on the
world. Cesspooch (which means Whitebelly in
the Ute language) He is a messenger, a
modern storyteller, like traditional Ute
storytellers, but uses both modern
technology and traditional ways. He
creates his stories to help others
understand Native Culture and Spirituality.