Speaker Cody Lightning

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Cody Lightning

Actor, Writer, Director

Cody Lightning is a Native American (Cree) multi-hyphenate, who was one of the leads in the Marvel Studios series Echo for Hulu/Disney+. He also wrote, directed, and starred in Hey Viktor! which premiered at Tribeca 2023, and also screened at TIFF 2023. Best known for his role as ‘Young Victor’ in Smoke Signals (Sundance 1998), he also won an American Indian Film Festival award for Best Actor for his role of ‘Cufe Smallhill’ in Four Sheets to the Wind (Sundance 2007). He is also a competitive skateboarder and snowboarder.

Speaking on: Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #3: Comedy Pitches

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