Charine Gonzales

Position: Producer
Categories: Native Lens Team

Charine Pilar Gonzales is a Producer for Native Lens. She’s also a Tewa filmmaker from San Ildefonso Pueblo and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her short doc Our Quiyo: Maria Martinez (2022) premiered at the Kennedy Center and was acquired by AT&T, Comcast Xfinity, Millicent Rogers Museum and the Heard Museum. Charine co-produced the short doc Winding Path which premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Her award winning debut narrative fiction short film, River Bank (Pō-Kehgeh), is currently in the film festival circuit. She aims to intertwine memories, dreams and truths through story.

Charine attends the IAIA MFACW – Screenwriting program. She also earned a BFA in Cinematic Arts and Technology from IAIA and a BA in English – Communications from Fort Lewis College. She owns the production company, Povi Studios. Charine’s an alumni of fellowships and labs through the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program, NAMA / LA Skins Fest, First Peoples Fund and Jackson Wild Summit. She’s represented by Rain Management Group, based in LA. Her favorite foods are Pueblo oven bread, red chile stew, and chicos. She resides in New Mexico with her family and chunky orange tabby cat, Cheddar.