Catamount Films was created in 2011 by Gabriel Baca and Daniel Glick for A Place to Stand. The name is inspired by an experience that they had while walking in the Hollywood Hills. Howling and the sounds of footsteps ten feet above disrupted their conversation about the film and they realized, as they hustled back to the car, that a mountain lion was stalking them. Gabe looked up the Native American significance of the experience and found this: don’t be selfish - remember your aim (which was, for us, to be of service to others). As a reminder, they named their company after the “catamount," another name for mountain lion.
Today, Catamount Films is led by Daniel and his wife Lucía Ortega Toledo with a mission to tell entertaining, emotional and insightful films from multiple genres that serve others and make a positive impact in the world.
We also run a small boutique equipment rental house servicing Southwest Montana,
which you can learn more about here.
Lucía Ortega Toledo
Lucía Ortega Toledo wrote and co-directed her first two fiction shorts, Belonging and Mother Earth, in 2020. She started work on her first feature documentary, HumanKind, in 2019.
For the past 6 years she has collaborated on commercial projects, documentaries and short films, including the Emmy-winning film Iniskim. She is a fellow with the 2021 Fourth World Indigenous Lab.
Daniel is an Emmy-winning producer, writer, director and editor. His first feature documentary, A Place to Stand, the powerful true story of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, was broadcast on PBS in 2019 and won two Telly Awards.
Daniel has directed both fiction and nonfiction and his short-form work has garnered three Emmy nominations, one Emmy win, several film festival awards and covers a wide range of themes, including social justice and indigenous rights.
To view more of his work, visit danielglickfilms.com.