Filmmaker Karen Cantor

Filmmaker Karen Cantor

Our team is diverse including filmmakers and Native American experts. 

Singing Wolf Documentaries, Inc. was founded in 2000 to create productions of aesthetic value with underlying moral dilemmas.  The intent is to contribute to the debate of relevant issues and encourage compassion, tolerance, and civic engagement. To learn more about the films Singing Wolf Documentaries has produced and see the trailers, visit

Karen Cantor, Producer/ Director/ Writer of Singing Wolf Documentaries, Inc., has been at the helm of three acclaimed documentary films over the last 15 years: The Danish Solution (2003) about the rescue of the Danish Jews in 1943; Last Rights: Facing End-of-Life Choices (2009) follows four families as they recount grappling with the final days of beloved family members; and Invitation to the Muse (2011) looks at artists’ inner journeys.

Fernanda Rossi, Co-Writer & Story Editor is an internationally renowned author, speaker and story analyst. She has collaborated on more than 500 fiction scripts, documentaries and fundraising samples, including two documentaries nominated for the Academy Award® and many that received funding.

Giacomo Lampariello, Editor is an award-winning editor. Trained in Italy, he brings perspective and skill to bringing this project to life. Giacomo has edited music videos, documentaries, promo videos, mini-docs and has recently finished editing the short movie Without.

Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), Creative Consultant is a well-known sculptor and co-founder of Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute. Created in 1987, Flowering Tree is an organization that is based on the theory of ecological design which seeks to build sustainable human living and agriculture. 

Tristan Love, Director of Photography/ Editor is an award winning filmmaker and editor based in New York City and New Mexico. He received his BA cum laude in film from the College of Santa Fe, and studied at the prestigious Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague.

Dylan McLaughlin (Navajo-Diné), Associate Director of Photography is a digital media artist and filmmaker, primarily focusing on documentary, narrative video and photography. His work ranges from co-organization of the Attention Span 30 Second Film Festival, documentary style artist and community portraits, narrative short filmmaking, to more experimental interactive works and video installation. He received his BFA in New Media Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2011.

Mary Paganelli, Lead Associate Producer is an author, food stylist, photographer and editor. She is the Founder and Editorial Director of Native Foodways Magazine, the first consumer magazine dedicated to showcasing Native American foodways and is the author of From I’itoi’s Garden: Tohono O’odham Food Tradition.

Carrie House (Navajo-Diné), Associate Producer utilizes her well-honed skills in film production, literature, and geographic information systems. Having worked with state, county, federal and tribal organizations, she is also experienced in general building construction, natural resources conservation, farming and ranching.

Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Chippewas of Rama First Nation), Associate Producer is a graphic designer, photographer and an artist. She is a contributor to First American Art Magazine, where she writes a column on native-made graphic design.

John Rangel, Composer is a multi-faceted musician, composer, and producer who has written over 400 compositions. Having studied Film Scoring with Charles Bernstein and Mark Isham he has worked on a variety of films: “Psyche,” “Invitation to the Muse,” “Ira,” “Appaloosa,” “Cold Mountain,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Levity,” “Time Inside A Memory,” “Heartbreakers,” and “The Best is Yet to Come.”  In creating the soundtrack for RETURN John worked with Native American musicians Shelley Morningsong (N. Cheyenne/Dutch) and Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha). Winner of the Native American Record of the Year 2011.