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Arts, Film & Media Faculty

Since 2005, Mateo has worked in various capacities on over 20 shorts and 7 feature films. In 2012, he co-wrote/directed the Award Winning feature thriller, BLAZE YOU OUT Starring; Elizabeth Peña, Raoul Trujillo, released by Lionsgate in July of 2013.

Summer 2013, he produced DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST with producing partner Chad Burris, and Executive Producer Robert Redford, which premiered in the NEXT category at Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and won numerous awards internationally including the Grand Jury Prize at HBO’s OUTFEST. In the summer of 2014 Mateo associate produced on the feature film BARE Starring; Dianna Agron, Paz de La Huerta, Gary Farmer, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2015. In 2016, he produced his first television segment for the Award Winning European network Arté. INTO THE NIGHT featuring George R.R. Martin and Sibel Kekilli.

Mateo currently teaches courses in Film History, Digital Media Literacy, Photography, Producers Craft, and sUas Technology. He continues to lecture at various film festivals and universities on the subject of independent film production and development, Latino and First Nations independent cinema, and immersive media. Mateo is also a co-director on a recently awarded (2019) National Science Foundation Grant for Improving Undergraduate ST

Teresa Hayes Ebie is an art historian and teacher who holds an MA in Art History from Memphis State. She has taught New Mexican art history for Northern, for UNM-Taos, and other institutions. Teresa has held curatorial positions with the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN; and the El Paso Museum of Art, TX. She is a board member of the Southwest Art History Council, and currently teaches History of NM Art and Architecture, Modernist art in NM, History of Art I & II, and Intro to Art at Northern.

David Lindblom, a professional filmmaker, grew up in Los Alamos, NM. He received his BA from Grinnell College. and his MFA in screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

He edited "A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies" with Scorsese's legendary motion picture editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

He filmed and edited "Land Water People Time," (Best Documentary, New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase). He's held key creative positions on "No Star for Romaine," "Four Stories about Water," "Torcida," "Cut From Capulin," (about 102 year-old New Mexican Academy Award winner Elmo Williams), "Without A Tribe: Survival of New Mexico's Ransom Captives," and a documentary about the Española filmed feature "Blaze You Out."

David is cinematographer/editor on a series of films about domestic abuse and has won several CASE awards for films he and his students have made to promote Northern. He has taught at the College of Santa Fe and New York University,

Donna Winchell has been teaching art and managing studio programs in the arts for schools, municipal art centers, and colleges for over 30 years. She has created a state-of-the-art ceramics studio at Northern and has been instrumental in expanding the ceramics program and the art department over the past several years. Donna is an enthusiastic and dedicated educator and conveys this enthusiasm to her pottery students. Ms. Winchell holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Hawaii and, as a practicing artist, is represented locally by Canyon Road Pottery and Santa Fe Pottery.

Donna teaches Pottery I, Pottery II, and Pottery Glaze Making and Studio Practices at Northern New Mexico College.

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