Chris Eyre


Chris Eyre

Cheyenne/Arapaho filmmaker Chris Eyre is synonymous with Native film. His work includes feature films like Skins and Smoke Signals. He recently directed the film Hide Away featuring Josh Lucas and James Cromwell. He also has an extensive background in television production with films like Edge of America or Skinwalkers, and series like We Shall Remain. Today, Chris shares his experience with his students as the Chair of The Film School at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Chris also serves as the host of the upcoming Vision Maker Media production, Growing Native. Growing Native follows Chris on his journeys through Indian Country, highlighting inspiring stories of cultural and physical sustainability. Associate Producer Blue Tarpalechee sat down with Chris after they had just wrapped filming for an upcoming Growing Native episode in Alaska.

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Filmmaker, Host
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