Demolition derby racing shoot at Rattlesnake Raceway.  Fallon, Nev. 2011.


Writer/Director Valerie Bischoff hails from Reno, Nevada, a rugged part of the country that continues to inspire her work. She graduated with Honors from Columbia University’s Graduate Film School in 2012 where her short film, Derby Kings (2012) won numerous awards, including the prestigious Princess Grace Graduate Film Scholarship. The film was also selected for the 2013 Palm Springs Short Film Festival and acquired by the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. Her previous short film, Veterans (2010) won the Adrienne Shelly Award for Best Female Director. After receiving her B.A. in Film from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Valerie earned a Fulbright Grant (2006) where she created a feature documentary on Estonia’s disappearing Soviet history. More recently, Valerie wrote and co-directed Rebel Music: Native America for MTV. The episode broke records by garnering over four million views in the first week of its online premiere. She is currently in development on her first feature film, TK-Corona.

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