Larry Cesspooch (WHITEBELLY)


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 resume here.


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.












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