Creative Work

Greg Sarris has been involved in a number of creative projects from many different disciplines. Use the links below to navigate to the section you wish to view.

An HBO Original Series written and produced by Greg Sarris, executive producer Robert Redford. Based on the book by Greg Sarris, teleplay by Greg Sarris. Nominated for a prime time Emmy for Best Casting. Winner of the Golden Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network. Winner of the Best Feature Film award at the American Indian Film Festival.

Plot Summary

After her boyfriend, Jack dies on his reservation, Mollie is asked by tribe members to leave the reservation for not being one of their own. With a heavy heart, Mollie is forced to pack her children, belongings and memories and move to northern California, right into a gang infested neighborhood.

“This powerful dramatic series tells the story of several generations of American Indians, Portuguese, Mexicans and African Americans who reside on Grand Avenue in real-life Santa Rosa, California. Based on the best-selling book by the same name, Greg Sarris takes the viewer deep inside the compelling world of multicultural America in the 21st Century.”

Jed Riffe

“Grand Avenue received little media attention when it first aired this past summer. To say that the two part dramatic mini-series, produced by HBO, caught many off guard is a vast understatement: Grand Avenue scored HBO’s highest ratings in over a year as well as setting a precedent by bringing Native Americans into the 1990’s.”

Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA)