Red Feather Films

Background: Red Feather Films was founded in the late 60s by Alaskan Inuit Apak Ikiaq and Cherokee Nation member Joe Vertho. The name of the company comes from the founders association with the color red (Vertho took his from the term Redskin, used to define his Native American roots while Ikiaq's last name translates to "red spruce". The company primarily produced independent films for and starring Naive Americans, which were only released locally. They also worked on the 1970s action series The Adventures of the Drifter and produced two films under 20th Century Fox. In the early-1980s, Ikiaq was murdered at a Motel 6 in Safford, Arizona and Vertho committed suicide three months after following a terminal stomach cancer diagnosis, with the company going under following both. 20th Century Fox holds the rights to their theatrical releases, but the remainder of their catalog is currently unaccounted for.

Logo: On a black background, we see a glimmer form a white circle with a red feather inside of it. "RED FEATHER FILMS" appears in the middle.

FX/SFX: The glimmering.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Known to appear on The Adventures of the Drifter, which was last broadcast in the early-90s on WGN America. It was also seen on War On Freezing Point and Virtue.

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