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Jennifer Podemski

Jennifer Podemski., actress, producer,
A still from a Northernstars interview with Jennifer Podemski © 2013 Northernstars.ca

B: 1974 in

Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Podemski is pictured talking with Northernstars.ca about her film Empire of Dirt. The multi-faceted career of this talented actor (First Nations Saulteaux and sister of Tamara Podemski) incorporates filmmaking, acting, and training. In 1999 Podemski and producer Laura Milliken founded Big Soul Productions in Toronto. Their creative output includes a television series, documentaries, music videos, and narrative film. Podemski facilitates production workshops for Native youth throughout Canada, developing short films for broadcast on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. As an actor, she has had leading roles in Blood River and Bruce McDonald’s Dance Me Outside. For the series The Rez, she won Best Actress at the Dreamspeakers Aboriginal Film Festival and the American Indian Film Festival as well as winning the 1996 James Buller Award for Female Performer of the Year.

Watch Jennifer Podemski talk about the making of Empire of Dirt.
Also see: Future History on APTN.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Conspiracy of Silence (TV-1991)
The Diviners (TV-1993)
Dance Me Outside (1995)
Bogus (1996)
Fish Tale Soup (1996)
…First Do No Harm (TV-1997)
Short for Nothing (1998)
Don’t Think Twice (1999)
Mind Prey (TV-1999)

The Lost Child (TV-2000)

Blood River (2000)
She (2001)
The Wandering Soul Murders (TV-2001)

Bar Life (2003)
Myst IV: Revelation (VR-2004)

Distant Drumming: A North of 60 Mystery (TV-2005)
One Dead Indian (TV-2006)
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Pavane (2008)

Take this Waltz (2011)
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Fire Song (2015)

TV Series – Cast:
The Rez (1996)

Degrassi: The Next Generation (2003-2010)
Moose TV (2007)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Maniac Mansion (1993)
Riverdale (1997)
Animorphs (1999)

Wild Card (2003)
Moccasin Flats (2003, and executive producer)
Bliss (2003)
Blue Murder (2003)
The Eleventh Hour (2004)
The Border (2008)
Rabbit Fall (2007, 2008)

Empire of Dirt, 2013 movie poster
Empire of Dirt, 2013 movie poster