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Wild Indian

Producers Blake Pickens


Two Anishinaabe men are inextricably bound together after covering up the savage murder of a schoolmate. After years of separation following wildly divergent paths, they must finally confront how their traumatic secret has irrevocably shaped their lives.

About The Team

Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr. (Writer/Director) is a filmmaker. His short film, Shinaab, played at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and 2017 AFI Fest. The follow-up, Shinaab, Part II, premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. He was supported at the 2017 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and 2018 Sundance Institute Directors Lab, and has been a recipient of numerous grants and fellowships from the Sundance Institute, McKnight Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Blake Pickens (Producer) is an Emmy Award winning Chickasaw filmmaker. Blake began his career writing satire for the online division of the National Lampoon, where he published numerous featured articles. He was selected for the Time Warner Sundance Native Producing Lab and Fellowship and the Sundance Producing Fellowship for his film, The Land. The film premiered in 2016 at Sundance and was released theatrically by IFC Films in the summer of 2016. Blake has produced content with a focus on diversity and inclusion, ranging from feature films to commercials and music videos. He has produced commercials that have won a Grand Prix at Cannes two years in a row, and won a 2018 Emmy for his P&G commercial “The Talk.” He also won an MTV VMA for his work on John Legend’s music video, “Surefire.’ Blake is a graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.

Wild Indian is a Cinereach grant-supported film.