Published March 16, 2017
SANTA FE – IAIA Cinematic Arts and Technology Department Chair James Lujan (Taos Pueblo) has announced that Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) has been engaged as Outreach Consultant for the department. As part of his duties, Eyre will work with Lujan to focus on strengthening the support of the IAIA Cinematic Arts Department in the film community–developing internships, recruiting students, and seeking other resources that will enhance the program’s success.
Eyre has already mentored two IAIA students who participated in the 2017 Sundance Institute’s Ignite Program–which provides an opportunity for college-age, aspiring filmmakers to experience the legendary Sundance Film Festival.
Eyre is an award-winning director and producer of film, television, and other media–directing or producing over 15 feature films. He has also worked in directing episodic television, documentaries, and commercial advertising. His expertise in producing and directing media content centers around his love of storytelling and humanity.
He serves on advisory boards for the Governor’s Council on Film and Television for the State of New Mexico, the Greater Santa Fe Film Commission, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. He has served on numerous film festival juries including the Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and VisonMaker Media Film Festival.
Eyre holds an MFA from New York University, and a BFA from the University of Arizona.