Professional Objective: to work collaboratively to bring together knowledge, skill and art to assist others in telling their stories through film and radio production.

Colleague references:

"Professionally she has all the skills. She’s a self-starter and has a high level of commitment. She knows how to define goals and objectives, and then meet them...all wrapped up in an interesting, entertaining and creative package."  M. Veronica Lerma, C.C.I.A, Crime & Intelligence Analyst, Albuquerque Police Department, August 2007.

"In my career as a filmmaker I've worked with the best, Martin Scorsese and Wayne Wang among them, and I'd take Cynthia with me anywhere.  She has inteligence and powerful work ethic, but what I admire most about her is her rigor about the truth."  David Lindblom, Filmmaker, Water In Motion LLC, March 26, 2009

Cynthia Jeannette has a set of skills as program administrator, national presentor, community organizer and leadership that make her an asset to any organization or project she chooses to work on.  DL Free, Partners In Film, Co-Founder, 2008.

Cynthia Jeannette is:

  • Founder of Pipestone Productions an Independent Film Production Company and Partners In Film, a collaborative of artists and filmmakers working to produce film.
  • Recognized and awarded by Native American Public Telecommunications for Research and Development of the film "Without A Tribe".  
  • 2011 Artist in Residency recipient with the Institute for Creativity,Consciousness and Community (IC3) at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Invited precentor at the 3rd Annual New Mexico Oral History forum.
  • Awarded a 2010/2011 grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council and National Endouwment for the Humanities for a "We the People" project, "The Genizaro Experience: A Living Legacy and Celebration of History" scheduled for May 10, 2011 at Abiquiu Pueblo, New Mexico.
  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers NM Chapter officer.
  • Selected as a Latino Producers Academy Documentary Fellow in 2009,  again in 2010 and Latino Media Market Fellow in the 2010 National Conference and PItch.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Indedpendent Filmmaker/Producer

Pipestone Productoins

Independent producer and filmmaker 

Development of client service needs and product

Video production & photography

  • Performance Artist- Video Resumes
  • Electronic media & video representations for EPK's
  • 30-second commercials and organizational profiles for Internet & Webpages
  • Documentary Videos: Posterity and Project Reports
  • Digital Still Photography

Edit on Final Cut Pro Studio 2

Panasonic AGHVX 200 A  and Digital SLR Research & Development; Production and Post Web Design/Facebook/YouTube/MySpace

Pipestone Productions also works in association with a professional network of collaborative media producers.  Member of NALIP and NALIP NM Officer 2009/2010; Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce; National Hispanic Cultural Center; Native American Public Telecommunications.

Film Projects:

ENLACE/Southwest Hispanic Research Institute Consultant for Educational Video Modules 2010-2011

Independent Contractor with AHCC members for HispanoChamber.TV

UNM Women's Resource Center: "Traditional Medicine" Documentary

Breakn' Blue, Burque Brew: Short Narrative 2010

End of the Road: Music Video 2010

Agni Mirage: Fire Spinning Trouppe 2009

Dia de los muertos: Marigold Parade and Celebration 2008 & 2009

Oct 2008 - Present

Director, Producer, Videographer & Photographer

Water In Motion, LLC

Independent Documentary Film Development, Production and Promotion, "LAND WATER PEOPLE TIME"

  • Research and Development; Production and Post Production
  • Film Proposal Development
  • Producer/Photographer/Videographer/Editor
  • Film Promotion and Festival Submissions:  2010 New Mexico Filmmaker's Showcase; 2010 Screening-NALIPsters On View; By Invitation to 2009 New Mexico Film Expo; Official Selection of 2009 Santa Fe Film Festival;  

Pre-Production, Production and Post Production

  • Research and Film Development
  • Film Funding Strategy 
  • Outreach, interviews and project organization 
  • Shoot Scheduling & talent and location scout
  • Camera on Panasonic AGHVX 200 
  • Documentary Digital Still Photography 
  • Filming B-roll, location and behind the scenes 
  • Travel and Transportation
  • FCP Edit and final output

Canel Seis - Cable Public Television 2010

Director/Producer:  Live Remote Broadcast, Northern New Mexico College 2010 Graduation Ceremony

Mains switchboard working with three cameras.  

Sep 1995 - Present

Community Educator/Facilitator

Independent Contractor

I will often design the core curriculum as well as work with a set curriculum or program; develop syllabi and daily lesson plans; assess and confer on student progress; use of electronic grading.  My classes are designed to support the developing leadership, collaborative participation and a reflective praxis.  I am a community educator and advocate and extend my educational experiences into community settings affirming culturally diverse environments working from where the participant/learners are physically, culturally and intellectually located.  I facilitate and co-facilitate workshops, training and retreats.

I teach in public school settings, university classrooms and in community settings.   I am currently working with UNM ENLACE's PED program developing educational video modules across the five New Mexico Regions.

Aug 2008 - Nov 2008


National Association of Latino Independent Producers

Photographer, Videographer and Producer

NALIP 2008 and 2009 Latino Producers Academy Videos and Photomontage

NALIP Latino Producers Academy: Highlights Video Production in Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Under the direction of NALIP Executive Director and Signature Programs Coordinator
  • Collaborating with staff and crew, mentors and fellows to document the academy experience
  • Produce with Director on three highlites videos
  • Collaborate with other photographer/videographer in coordinating shoots
  • Work behind the scenes film & photo documentary on the filming of feature scene
  • Daily filming & photography of LPA academy workshops, fellows, mentors & events
  • Post-Production of NALIP LPA Photomontage & completion of videos for national office
Jan 2007 - Sep 2008

Treatment Foster Care Coordinator

Intermountain Youth Centers

Administration Skills

  • Management and daily oversight of Albuquerque area office
  • Fiscal management & enforcement of state regulations and reports
  • Treatment team meetings, reviews and documentation

Direct Services

  • Client advocacy, support and treatment planning and documentation
  • Foster parent support and supervision, homevisits and documentation
  • Client intake and treatment plan development, onthly treatment & theraputic assessments
  • Transportation of clients and outings
  • Agency coordination and outreach

Trained in Tools of Choice, a behavioral modification approach; 24 hrs of Continuing Education Hours per year; current CPR & First Aid Certified, self defense training.  New Mexico offices closed September 31, 2008.

Aug 2005 - Apr 2006

Family Services Coordinator

Cuidando Los Ninos

Family Services and Child Care for Homeless Families


  • Regular Administrative and Interdepartmental Reviews
  • Community and agency outreach
  • Fiscal reporting & fundraising projects
  • Attend monthly interagency networking meetings

Oversee programs and service delivery:

  • Coordintate child transportation services, 
  • Supervision and support of family support services staff and services
  • Assist the on site children’s health clinic nurse and assistant
  • Facilitate weekly interdepartmental staffings with classroom teachers, nutrition specialists
  • Collaborate with volunteer coordinator

Direct Services:

  • Design and provide weekly parent education program
  • Meet with parents on a daily basis to address crisis situaitons
  • Assist Driver on transportation run of children
  • Distribute donations to homeless families

Family Support Department funding terminated April, 2006.

Jan 2002 - May 2005

Multi-Media Consultant/Member EJ Work Group

Southwest Network for Economic and Environmental Justice
  • Member of the Environmental Justice Work Group:  Legislative and networking initiatives
  • Coordination of organization members to develop and participate in media strategy on EJ topics 
  • Production of 9-part series of environmental family educational series for television and public radio
  • Co-chair of New Mexico Environment Department's Environmental Justice Listening Sessions.


NM EJ Listening Sessions and Recommendations for City State, NMED and EPA Region 6

"Bringing EJ Home": A 9 part educational television series produced for NM families and communities

"Bringing EJ Home" a public radio program on environmental justice co produced with Pacifica Radio

Apr 2000 - May 2004

Albuquerque Office Coordinator

Amigos Bravos: Friends of the Wild Rivers
  • Facilitate the opening of the Albuquerque Office
  • Hold administrative responsibilities for Alb office, proposal writing, quarterly reporting & staff meetings
  • Develop strategic plan with Taos staff and Board of Directors & implement plan
  • Daily operations of office, delegate responsibilities to staff
  • Coordinate with national offices to produce statewide conferences
  • Participate & contribute with statewide networking groups
  • Work with tribal officials,state offices and present at national conferences on local and cultural issues related to water issues and environmental justice

Programs and Projects:  

Strategic Planning for Albuquerque Office 2000-2004

Clean Water Act State Wide Workshops: 2000-2003

NM State Water Conference Radio Production 2002

Amigos Bravos Awards Ceremony Albuquerque 2000-2004

RIO (Recognize Its Ours) A Spoken Word Anthology 2003

Rio Grande Heritage Alliance 2000-200


Sep 1999 - Jul 2006

Masters of Arts in Education-

University of New Mexico

Outcomes of my study:

  • Define my philosophical approach toward education as a service to the community
  • Master the art of individual and community oral history and  photography as a research methodology
  • Comprehend and practice community inclusion in decision making and empowerment in self advocacy
  • Gained deeper understanding of local, national and global perspective in educational strategies, organizations and global agendas
  • Ability to synthesize a comprehensive understanding of education through my Masters thesis
Sep 1990 - May 1995

Graduate Studies & Research

Course of studies & research included:

  • commumity oral history as a methodology
  • critical film studies
  • southwest studies and
  • traditional healing practices of traditional peoples

Original Research and a 16 panel photo exhibition entitled: A Portarit of Los Padillas.  This was the culmination of a 6 month community and education oral history project sponsored by the Center for Regional Studies, UNM

Credited Researcher and Contributing Writer for, Nuestras mujeres, Hispanas of New Mexico : their images and their lives, 1582-1992 ,  Published in 1992, El Norte Publications/Academia

Recepient of Center for Regional Studies -Research Fellowship 1990-1992.

Sep 1977 - May 1982

Bachelors of University Studies

My Bachelors of Universit Studies extended my general course work to understand social, political and environmental influences on the lives of children and families.  This lead me to advocate for displaced children and families.

My work at UNM extended my educational experience to the greater world of academia reaching national agendas.  By participating and later organizing local and national academic events incuding the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies and local educational forums I became a part of a national network of educational and professional support systems.



Program Administrator

Events Photographer