Directed by Brooke Pepion Swaney.
Filmmaker Brooke Pepion Swaney profiles independent film actress Lily Gladstone as she prepares for the release of a high-profile Hollywood film. Drawing from her childhood on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and her peripatetic life as a professional actor, Gladstone learns to stand on her own two feet in order to make her voice heard.
Lily Gladstone will next star in Martin Scorsese’s KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. She had her breakout in Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMAN opposite Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern. Additional film credits include the 2020 SXSW selected FREELAND opposite Krisha Fairchild, a beautiful turn in Erica Tremblay's short film LITTLE CHIEF which premiered at Sundance, and she can next be seen in THE LAST MANHUNT opposite Jason Momoa, WINTER IN THE BLOOD, and the lead in Morissa Maltz's THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY which premiered at SXSW. She previously recurred on Showtime’s hit series Billions. Gladstone was raised on the Blackfeet Reservation in Northwestern Montana and comes from the Kainai (Blood), Amskapi Piikani (Blackfeet), and NiMíiPuu (Nez Perce) Tribal Nations.
Original production funding for In the Making is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts.
American Masters series production funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Rosalind P. Walter Foundation, AARP, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Judith and Burton Resnick, Koo and Patricia Yuen, Seton J. Melvin, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, The Marc Haas Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation and public television viewers.
For the digital series, Michael Kantor is the Executive Producer for American Masters. Stanley Nelson, Marcia Smith and Monika Navarro are the Executive Producers for Firelight Media. Major support for the In the Making digital series is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rosalind P. Walter Foundation, Anderson Family Charitable Fund, The Marc Haas Foundation, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation and Edgar Wachenheim III.