Imprint (film)

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Imprint
Directed by Michael Linn
Produced by Chris Eyre
Carolyn Linn
Written byMichael Linn
Keith Davenport
CinematographyMichael Linn
Edited byMichael Linn
Marc Linn
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
CountryUnited States
Language English

Imprint is a 2007 independent drama/thriller film co-written and directed by Michael Linn and produced by Chris Eyre. [1] [2] [3] The film is one of the only American films to feature an indigenous Native American lead role for an actress, played by Tongva-Kumeyaay actress Carmelo.

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Synopsis

Shayla is an attorney working in South Dakota who in the opening convicts a young Lakota boy in a homicide. She returns to her family home on the Lakota reservation to take a break from the toll the case took on her. Once there, she begins to hear and see visions that she believes to be from her recently departed father and later becomes convinced its an ominous sign of her missing brother. She seeks help from elders and their advice leads her to confront some truths about her life and the people in it. Along the way she ends a relationship and possibly begins a new one with a local tribal officer who helps her investigate the mystery.

Cast

Awards and Nominations

YearAwardWinner/NomineeCategoryResult
2007 American Indian Film Festival Michael LinnBest FilmWon
Michael LinnBest DirectorNominated
Michael Spears Best ActorNominated
Tonantzin Carmelo Best ActressWon
Carla-Rae Holland Best Supporting ActressWon
Cherokee International Film Festival Michael LinnBest FeatureWon
2008 Hoboken International Film Festival Michael LinnBest CinematographyWon
South Dakota Film Festival Michael LinnBest FeatureWon

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