Native Actors

Arctic Air Season 2

Categories: Film + TV

Arctic AirWhen Arctic Air initially aired on CBC it was the largest audience to watch a premiere episode in a new drama in over 20 years. More so than even North of 60. I watched it. I wanted to like it. I really did. Somehow I found myself slightly disengaged. I tried again on the second episode and still couldn’t get into it. Perhaps I had really high expectations since Adam Beach was on just about every billboard and bus stop in Toronto last January. Last month I took another shot at Arctic AirĀ as it’s on Netflix Canada (you can watch … Continued

Adam Beach Film Institute

ABFIPhoto from Adam Beach Film Institute website My journey into the film & television world began in 2008 when I worked as a Programming Coordinator for imagineNATIVE FIlm & Media Arts Festival. It was there that I was introduced to the wonders of Indigenous cinema. I met directors, producers, and actors and was immediately enchanted with this wonderful corner of cinema. Fast forward four years and I’m acting, have developed and pitched a TV show, and I’m now interested in screenwriting. But how does one get further ahead in film and television to be able to tell stories without a … Continued

Mohawk Girls gets greenlight

Categories: Film + TV

Screen Shot 2012-10-31 at 3.41.23 PMMy heart sung with joy when I watched the pilot of ‘Mohawk Girls‘ on APTN. Finally there was a show that had Native women in it that was dealing with issues that I could relate to, with characters I could identify with. It was about a 2 year wait between the broadcast of that initial pilot and the news that came last night that the show is greenlit, but who cares? I am glad it’s finally happening! OMNI Television and APTN will broadcast the six-part series, which is produced by Montreal based Rezolution Pictures. The pilot for Mohawk Girls was … Continued