The Los Angeles movie premiere of Prey,’ a Predator prequel streaming online on Hulu, drew the film’s biggest stars including Stormee Kipp, Shoshone-Bannock, a UNITY alumnus, Amber Midthunder, Assiniboine/Sioux, and Dakota Beavers, a descendant of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. Midthunder plays Naru, a Comanche warrior woman, Beavers plays Taab, the older and supportive brother of Naru, and Kipp plays a supportive role as Comanche warrior Sooyii. Jhane Myers, Comanche and Blackfeet, Producer, ensured accurate representation of the Comanche Nation. The premiere, held in early August, took place at the Regency Village Theater.
Kipp invited UNITY’s Executive Director Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache, to attend the premiere along with her granddaughter Melia Mosley, Assiniboine/Paiute. Both enjoyed walking the red carpet and seeing all the stars up close. “The amazing response to this film is a true testament to the impeccable talent of Prey’s Native actors and Comanche/Blackfeet producer Jhane Myers. I’m not surprised it’s nabbing record viewers on Hulu. Bravo to all who made this movie a reality. I’m so grateful to actor Stormee Kipp, a UNITY alumnus, for the invite to the Los Angeles premiere. Two big thumbs up!,” said Titla.
Also attending the premiere were actors Michelle Thrush, Cree, who plays Naru’s mother and the actor who played the predator, Dane DiLiegro. Prey has been the top premiere in Hulu history.