November 2021--Matthew Hawk was nominated by the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival for the Best Supporting Performance, for the film, Don't Let It In. He played the character, Lee, who is the father to the lead character. As Lee, Hawk played a Native American father living on the Rez who shares an animated bedtime story of the evil shapeshifters and skin walkers--the story later becoming reality.
Don't Let It In was shot in the everglades on an actual reservation. The director, Jessica Henric, chose to use an all-native cast, auditioning people from all over North America. Four different tribes and nations were represented in the film.
The film was shot in 2019 but is just now making the film festival circuit, due to covid.