Chris Eyre

Chris Eyre

  • Highest Rated: 92% The Seventh Fire (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 42% Hide Away (A Year in Mooring) (2012)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The large-framed and ponytailed filmmaker Chris Eyre is a member of the Cheyenne/Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma. After receiving his M.A. from N.Y.U., he was inspired by the book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie. Using much of the material from the chapter "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," Alexie adapted his novel into the screenplay for Eyre's feature-film debut, Smoke Signals. A road movie about two young men from the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, Smoke Signals premiered at Sundance and earned much festival acclaim. After working as a producer and directing the music video "Things We Do" for the blues-rock band Indigenous, Eyre got to work on his second feature film, Skins. Based on the debut novel by poet Adrian C. Louis, Skins is a story about the Ogala Sioux reservation at the site of the infamous Wounded Knee. Starring Graham Greene, the film was highly regarded on the festival circuit and received a limited theatrical release in the U.S. Switching over to television, Eyre directed the mystery Skinwalkers, based on the book by Tony Hillerman and broadcast as part of the PBS anthology series American Mystery. In addition to sitting on the board of the Native American Producers Alliance, Eyre's next television projects included A Thief of Time and Edge of America.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

92% The Seventh Fire Executive Producer $27.6K 2016
No Score Yet Ishi's Return Director 2016
No Score Yet Up Heartbreak Hill Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower Director 2013
42% Hide Away (A Year in Mooring) Director $30.1K 2012
No Score Yet California Indian Producer 2008
No Score Yet Imprint Producer 2007
No Score Yet A Thousand Roads Director 2005
No Score Yet Thief of Time Director 2004
No Score Yet Edge of America Director Producer 2003
No Score Yet Skinwalkers Judge Pinto Director 2002
59% Skins Cop 2002
No Score Yet The Doe Boy Producer 2001
83% Smoke Signals Producer Director 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet POV
1988
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2012
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
Director
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Director
  • 2009

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