|Directed by||Michael Linn|
|Produced by|| Chris Eyre |
|Written by||Michael Linn|
|Edited by||Michael Linn|
Imprint is a 2007 independent drama/thriller film co-written and directed by Michael Linn and produced by Chris Eyre.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.
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.
|2007||American Indian Film Festival||Michael Linn||Best Film||Won|
|Michael Linn||Best Director||Nominated|
|Michael Spears||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Tonantzin Carmelo||Best Actress||Won|
|Carla-Rae Holland||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Cherokee International Film Festival||Michael Linn||Best Feature||Won|
|2008||Hoboken International Film Festival||Michael Linn||Best Cinematography||Won|
|South Dakota Film Festival||Michael Linn||Best Feature||Won|
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