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An American MYSTERY! Special
Skinwalkers Coyote Waits A Thief of Time Navajoland Discussion
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Cast and Crew

 The people who made Coyote Waits
Principal Cast

Jim Chee Adam Beach
Joe Leaphorn Wes Studi
Emma Leaphorn Sheila Tousey
Janet Pete Alex Rice
Captain Largo Gary Farmer
Ashie Pinto Jimmy Herman
Slick Nakai Graham Greene
Hosteen Nakai Jack Burning
Ava Walker Jenni Blong
Odell Redd Bodhi Elfman
McGinnis Keith Carradine
Jay Kennedy Paul Guilfoyle
Huan Ji Long Nguyen
Taka Ji Joseph Tran
Jen Dineyahze Candice Castello
Mary Keeyani Jill Scott Momaday
Blue Lady Sheri Foster
Doctor Mark Kilburn
Kid (M) Alan Hornell
Court Officer Rick Wiles
Mailman Marc Mouchet
Officer Kevin Skousen
Police Officer Chris Ahmie
Delbert's Wife Cami Leonard
Judge Gary Kanin
First Policeman Anthony Parker
Second Policeman Dyron C. Thompson
Delbert Nez Fred Lopez
Security Guard Lou Simon

Production Credits

Executive Producers Rebecca Eaton
Robert Redford
Producer Craig McNeil
Director Jan Egleson
Writer Lucky Gold
Director of Photography Roy Wagner
Production Designer Richard Toyon
Casting Director René Haynes, C.S.A.
Composer BC Smith
Editor Kathryn Himoff
Consultant Tony Hillerman
Unit Production Manager Patty Long
First Assistant Director Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Second Assistant Director Stephanie P. O'brie
Script Supervisor Joanna Kennedy
Production Supervisor Diana Lui
Production Coordinator Sharon C. Dietz
Asst. Production Coordinator Rachel Srigley
Location Manager Alan D. Swain Iv
Assistant Location Manager Steven Marble
Locations Assistant Christian Diaz De Bedoya
Assistant To The Producer Starla Davis
Costume Designer Birgitta Bjerke
Costume Supervisor Mary Law Weir
Key Make-Up Artist Leah Rial
Key Hair Stylist Claudia Breckenridge
Art Director Jeremy A. Cassells
Set Decorator Marcia Calosio
Leadman Mark Alan Duran
Art Department Coordinator Faith Strongheart
Navajo Technical Advisors Gary Louis
William Nelson Sr.
Property Master Billy W. Ray
Lead Scenic Christian Klump
Camera Operator/Steadicam Dan Ayers, S.O.C.
1st Assistant A Camera  T. Fouts
2nd Assistant A Camera Darin Krask
1st Assistant B Camera Steve Banister
Dolly Grip Richard A. Nasworthy
2nd Assistant B Camera Patrick Bensimmon
Loader Gabe Pfeiffer
Still Photography Neil Jacobs
Production Sound Mixer David Brownlow
Boom Operator Michael Becker
Chief Lighting Technician Brian Crane
Best Boy Electric Myke Groves
Electricians Benjamin Estrada
Steven Litecky
Frank O. Tapia
Michael Vetter
Joe Abran Dean
Bob Mongiello
Leonard E. Hoffman
Key Grip Harland Espeset
Best Boy Grip Mark J. Anderson
Grips Eric Espeset
Asa-Luke Twocrow
Dan Nordquist
Jon Caradies
Jeff Becke
David Cummings
Special Effects Coordinator Ken Speed
Assistant Special Effects Scott Hastings
Geoffrey Martin
Post Production Supervisors Robin Maybin Hensley
Steve Turner
Music Editor Mike Flicker
Orchestrator Edgardo Simone
Engineer Reed Ruddy
Flute Soloist Hovia S. Edwards
Original Music Performed By Northwest Sinfonia
Assistant Editor Phil Norden
Supervising Sound Editor Jason George
Stunt Coordinator Louis C. Simon
Stunts Peter King
Fredrick Lopez
Key Set Production Assistant Cleta Ellington
Set Production Assistants Elizabeth Gabel
Casey Ray
Office Production Assistants Robbie Mueller
Benjamin S. Rogerson
Cast Production Assistants Brianne Solomon
Cameron Velarde
Stand-Ins Mirielle R. Begay
Tacanumpa W. Banks
Animal Wrangler Caroline Invicta Stevenson
Snake Wrangler Bob Myers
Teacher Ben Hernandez
Final Colorist Pam Moreau
Film & High Definition Lab Laser Pacific Media Corp.
Visual Effects Producers Barbara Marshall
Laurie Ryan
Post Production Sound Services Todd Ao Burbank
Executive Producer For
Carlton International Media
 Jonathan Powell

Special Thanks to the Canoncito Band Of Navajos, Zia Pueblo, Jemez Pueblo, Village Of Corrales, University Of New Mexico, City Of Albuquerque, and KRQE News 13 Albuquerque.

Coyote Waits is a co-production of Granada Entertainment and Wildwood Productions, in association with WGBH Boston. Funding for Coyote Waits was provided by Carlton International, PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and viewers like you.

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