The Daily Life of Mistress Red is a mockumentary that explores the world of kink, native women, and defeating white supremacy. Marie Callingbird is a Native fashion boutique owner and Mistress Red part-time. Mistress Red is a dominatrix for hire who takes the effects of racism, sexism, and colonization into her own hands by educating white supremacists through pleasure. This project focuses on issues within the circle of indigenous women, racism, and the acceptance of sexuality.
About the director:
Peshawn Bread (She/They, them) is a screenwriter and director from the Penatʉkʉ (sugar
eater) and Yapurʉka (root eater) bands of the Comanche tribe. Her writing focuses on Indigenous
women, sexuality, and humorous experiences. In the winter of 2015, she was introduced and welcomed as one of Sundance Institute’s Full Circle Kellogg Fellows. Peshawn was also a 2015-2016 recipient of the 4th World
Indigenous Media Lab Fellowship supported by SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival), and in
partnership with Longhouse Media, Sundance, and ITVS. She also attended the Sundance
Screenwriter’s Lab, hosted by Joan Tewksbury. Throughout the years, she has worked on many sets, from Drunktown’s Finest (2014) to Mud (Hast?’ishnii) (2017).
In 2019 she had the honor of receiving Sundance’s Native Filmmakers Lab Fellowship
where she had the opportunity to workshop her script “The Daily Life of Mistress Red” a
mockumentary short film about a Native Dominatrix for hire who whips apologies out of white
supremacists. The Daily life of Mistress Red is currently in post-production. After graduating
from the Academy of Art’s Screenwriting program in 2020, Peshawn has worked with Amazon
Studios on production. Currently, Peshawn is creating new works while serving as Creative
Director for Teton Trade Cloth.