Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum


North Shore provided media design and production for this new-build tribal museum and cultural center in Colorado. We worked closely with the Museum's team, museum designers West Office Exhibition Design, and tribal elders to create media pieces that were culturally appropriate and that spoke to tribal youth as well as the general public. 

The featured media experience of the museum is a seven-screen film, presented in the round in the Circle of Life Theater, that introduces visitors to Ute culture and values. Other media pieces include films on the boarding school experience, on reservation life, and on 'walking in two worlds', the challenge of maintaining traditions while living in the modern world. Ute stories were told in audio in the traditional setting of a tipi.

“We are grateful to the North Shore Productions team for creating the visually compelling, engaging and entertaining media that we knew would be so critical to our visitors’ experiences. We would work with them again without hesitation.”

— Lynn Brittner, Executive Director, Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum

Project Details: 

  • Seven screen theater in the round
  • Two audio experiences
  • Three Short Films

Awards & Festivals:

  • Official Selection, Red Nation Film Festival
  • Telly Award
  • CINE Golden Eagle
  • Communicator Award