Linn is the director of Imprint, a thriller produced
by Chris Eyre which premiered at the 2007 South by Southwest Film
Festival in Austin, Texas. Other films include the short comedy
Market 175 and the drama Into His Arms. His play
Billie the Bug was presented in 2007 at Storybook Island
Children's Theater in Rapid City, South Dakota. He formerly worked
as a reporter for the ABC affiliate KOTA. With his brother Marc
Linn, he created the KOTA film criticism segment Michael &
Marc's Movie Minute Show, which incorporated spoofs of current
releases into each film review. The Linn brothers began creating
movie spoofs in high school, when they co-directed two films,
Indiana Jed and the science fiction feature Escape Through
Time. Linn was born in San Antonio, Texas. He studied film
at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
Linn is the creative director of Linn Productions, a commercial
video production house in Rapid City.
"Imprint has been an exciting opportunity to create
contemporary leading roles for Native actors in a genre where
you don't typically find themthe supernatural thriller.
In the case of Imprint, I feel that the Native perspective
elevates the genre above the norm, and using indigenous actors
heightens the credibility of the subject matter. I feel honored
to have worked with such a talented cast, and look forward to
a day when strong roles are more widely available for Native actors."
Screened by NMAI
Michael Linn - courtesy of the filmmaker; Michael Linn - courtesy
of the filmmaker