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On the most recent episode of Native Bidaské (Spotlight), Native News Online Publisher and Editor Levi Rickert welcomed Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jhane Myers (Blackfeet & Comanche), who spoke about the success of her recent feature film, “Prey.” 

The movie — a prequel to the hit Predator movie series — features an Indigenous heroine and was filmed in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As lead creative producer, Myers was on the set to ensure the authenticity of Native culture depicted in the film. 

“It's really important because we're telling our own stories,” Myeers said. “People don't see us in that way. Because usually the story was made, maybe, in somebody's mind, and it's a fantasy, and it's not doesn't have that degree of authenticity. And I always say that ‘Prey’ gets an ‘A’ for authenticity, because we had so many authentic things, even though it was a Predator movie.”

Prey was recently nominated for a Producers Guild Award, a Critics Choice Award and won a Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing. 

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 Myers also discussed working on “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” and PBS American Masters 2019 feature on Pulitzer prize winner N. Scott Momaday, “Words from a Bear.” 

Myer’s other filmmaking includes working on “1883” (Paramount); “The Wilds” (Amazon); “Monsters of God” (Plan B/TNT); “Magnificent Seven”  (MGM/Columbia Pictures); “Wind River” (Weinstein Co.); “The Lone Ranger” (Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films); and “Apocalypto” (Icon Ent./Touchstone).

Watch the full interview below.

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