Jan. 29, 2021

Get your ticket for “Wild Indian” produced by UNLV FILM’s Thomas Mahoney. Both screenings currently available.


Makwa, a young Anishinaabe boy, has a rough life. He often appears at school with bruises he says he got falling down, but no one believes him. He and his only friend, Ted-O, like to escape by playing in the woods, until the day Makwa shockingly murders a schoolmate. After covering up the crime, the two boys go on to live very different lives. Now, as adult men, they must face the truth of what they have done and what they have become.

In his feature debut, writer/director Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. (Shinaab and Shinaab, Part II, 2017 and 2019 Sundance Film Festivals) tells a story that spans centuries and the continent in a film destined to be a touchstone in Indigenous cinema. Leading an impressive cast, Michael Greyeyes delivers a gripping, enigmatic performance as a modern Native American man who has done terrible, unforgivable things. With a strong and compelling visual style that evokes both fascination and dread, Wild Indian considers the cost of survival in a world as cruel as our own.



Thomas Mahoney's most recent credit "Wild Indian" (directed by Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.) is an official selection in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.  Other notable credits include "Karma", "The Girl in the Photographs" (directed by Nick Simon, executive produced by Wes Craven), and "Anarchy Parlor" (directed by Gage & Downs).

Previously, he was VP of production at Cinipix, where he guided the production, and post-production of the independent action/horror feature "Raze," released early 2014 by IFC Midnight. Thomas produced "Removal" (directed by Nick Simon) in 2009, released worldwide by Lionsgate. Thomas Mahoney is a graduate of UNLV and also an alumni of the American Film Institute Conservatory, where he is currently the Senior Manager of Thesis Production.  Thomas is currently working on and developing a slate of independent genre films.  He is also a member of the Producers Guild of America, and resides in Los Angeles.