Art Macalma

Art Macalma is a working screen writer, award winning camera man, film and television editor, seasoned director and a talented musician.

His work has spanned across television networks, the independent film scene, music compositions and has even contributed to Hollywood blockbusters.

His workwithin the “People of the Pines” series helped it achieve great success as he established a stylized film look with his contributing reenactment scenes, previously unseen on FNX parent station KVCR. He has been the lead editor on most FNX promotional material and has been working to develop new documentary series for the FNX brand.

Art is a native of the Philippines and has worked with the indigenous community all his life making him a great fit to the Native Shorts series.

Frank Blanquet

Frank Blanquet is a Native American television and film producer, director, writer and award winning editor.

Of Maya Indian descent Frank has been working with native and indigenous communities from Mexico, South and Central America, Canada and across the United States to bring never before seen stories to the forefront of American broadcasting.

His work with founding partners KVCR and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians served as a catalyst to launch the FNX channel and he has been a major creative contributor overseeing the production department since the station was conceptualized.

He has worked on numerous PBS segments including the WWII and Korean War series “Reflections on War” and the FNX documentary flagship series “People of the Pines”. Frank also created the FNX interstitial segments “FNX NOW”, “In Our Words”, the “Light Up the World” FNX promo and has worked in the independent film realm and in reality TV for station such as TLC.

Frank’s dedication and passion for Native and Indigenous films made him a great fit to head the “Native Shorts” series and helped mold it into what we see on screen.