‘Te Ata’ Fully Financed By Chickasaw Nation, $2M Indie Looks Like $50M Hollywood Feature

Last month, actor Adam Beach wrote an important guest column about what Native Americans have gone through in this country over the past 200 years and the historical trauma of having your culture stripped away as tribes were forced to assimilate. That is one of the themes of Te Ata, the second fully-financed film from the Chickasaw Nation which was shot in Oklahoma on a budget of around $2M. The film —  the production, set design, and costumes of which are as meticulous…

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