civic films is an indigenous 

                   film + production company.

founder: laura hinman, director/producer

she is Diegueño/Kumeyaay & Luiseño/Payómkawichum.

for nearly a decade she worked in new york, managing production for fashion editorials & designing content for brands and publications. 


she transitioned to film by training with a native documentary crew based in new mexico & south dakota. that experience let her travel to various reservations across the u.s., producing, filming & editing content. currently she is freelancing.