Sand Creek Massacre Film at University of Denver

My award-winning documentary film, “The Sand Creek Massacre” (Best Film – Indie Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Trail Dance Film Festival, Golden Drover Award for Best Native American Film)can be accessed at:

Award-Winning Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek with University of Denver class

Hello Everyone,

I come to a class, Freshman Seminar 1111-84: History, Memory, and
Native Identity (FSEM), taught by Professor Christy-Dale Sims,
on November 4, 2015 at the University of Denver. “The Sand Creek
Massacre” film was screened, which was then followed by questions,
answers and a discussion about the massacre and racism.
Professor Sims conducted an upbeat informational and educational
forum. The students, aware and focused, exhibited maturity,
knowledge and positive energy.

Overall, I learned a heck of a lot about the massacre, racism,
freshman students in college and how bright and informed they are,
and we can thank Professor Sims and her razor-sharp mind for impressing
upon all of us how vital it is to be aware of America’s indigenous people
and how each of us act and react regarding racism.

So, I thought I’d share this with you. Due to limited time, I was unable
to get student names.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Best Regards,
Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing…/z2mb/the-protect-the-kids-fund

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About Don Vasicek

Award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek studied producing, directing and line producing at the Hollywood Film Institute under the acclaimed Dov Simen’s and at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He studied screenwriting at The Complete Screenplay, Inc., with Sally Merlin (”White Squall”), daughter of the famed Hollywood Merlin family of screenwriters and writers, as his mentor. Don has taught, mentored, and is a script consultant for over 400 writers, directors, producers, actors and production companies. Don has also acted in 20th Century Fox’s “Die Hard With a Vengeance”, NBC’s Mystery of “Flight 1501″, ABC’s “Father Dowling” starring Thomas Bosley, and Red-Handed Production’s “Summer Reunion”. These activities have resulted in Don’s involvement in over 100 movies during the past 23 years, from major studios to independent films including, MGM’s $56 million “Warriors of Virtue”, Paramount Classics “Racing Lucifer”, American Pictures “The Lost Heart” and “Born To Kill” starring the Charles Bronson of Korea, Bobby Kim, and his internationally-known director/brother, Richard, Incline Productions, Inc.’s “Born To Win”, Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Haunted World” with Emmy-nominated PBS Producer Alison Hill, and Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Faces,” “Oh, The Places You Can Go” and the award-winning “The Sand Creek Massacre” documentary film short. Don also has written and published over 500 books, short stories and articles. His books include “How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced” and “The Write Focus.” Don has been a guest screenwriting and filmmaking columnist for Hollywood Lit. Sales, Moondance International Film Festivals e-zine, Screenwriters Forum, Screenplace, Screenplayers.Net, Screenwriters.Net, Screenwriters Utopia, Spraka & Kinsla (Swedish), “Inkwell Watch”, and “Ink On the Brain.”Writing recognition includes Houston’s WorldFest International Film Festival, Chesterfield’s Writers Film Project, Writers Digest, The Sundance Institute, The Writer’s Network, and the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild, Inc. Don is presently is raising money for “Ghost of Sand Creek,” a mini-series/documentary and raising $200 million for five feature film projects. Contact Don at to see the Private Placement Memorandum/Business Plan. Don is on the board of directors of the American Indian Genocide Museum in Houston. Don is the founder and owner of Olympus Films+, LLC, a global writing, filmmaking and consulting company, in 1994.

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