2023 Princess Grace Honoraria
Nominated by: Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center
Caleb G. Abrams is an Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) father, filmmaker, and multimedia artist based out of present-day Buffalo, New York. Raised on the Onöndowa’ga:’ territory of Ohi:yo’, much of his work, which spans documentary, creative non-fiction, surrealist video art, and horror, pushes back against settler-colonial narratives of place and power, while creating space for Indigenous stories of truth, community, and connectedness. In addition to writing, directing, and producing his own short films, Abrams has also created work in collaboration with City Lore, Vision Maker Media, WNED-TV (PBS Buffalo & Toronto), the Aunties Dandelion Collective, and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. In 2021, he served as a consultant on the SHOWTIME special event series, Dexter: New Blood (2021). Abrams’ forthcoming film, The Burning of My Coldspring Home, is scheduled for completion Spring 2024.