Julianna Brannum

Julianna Brannum is a citizen of the Comanche Nation and a documentary filmmaker based in Oklahoma. She most recently served as Consulting Producer for Ken Burn’s documentary The American Buffalo. Prior to this she was Producer of the Independent Lens documentary Conscience Point, airing nationally on PBS and premiering at Doc NYC in 2019 and served as Series Producer on the 2018 Emmy-nominated PBS series Native America. In 2017, she produced Through the Repellent Fence, which screened at MoMA and SXSW and directed and produced the public television documentary LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 for which she won fellowships from the Sundance Institute/Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute.

She co-produced the feature documentary Wounded Knee for the PBS series We Shall Remain on American Experience which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and is a recipient of Firelight Media’s William Greaves Research & Development Fund. Brannum made her directorial debut with The Creek Runs Red which aired on Independent Lens in 2007. She has also produced programs for PBS Food, Fox, ESPN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, HGTV, and Bravo.

Brannum is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma where she was awarded the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Program Affiliation

William Greaves Research & Development Fund

Hulu/Firelight Kindling Fund

Cohort Year

2020 (William Greaves Research & Development Fund)

2023 (Hulu/Firelight Kindling Fund)



William Greaves Research and Development Fund
Hulu/Firelight Kindling Fund

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