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Jeremy Podeswa

Jeremy Podeswa, director,

B: January 5, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario

Jeremy Podeswa was awarded Best Director honours at the 2000 Genies for his feature, The Five Senses. A graduate from the film studies program at Toronto’s Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Podeswa completed a directing fellowship at the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies in Los Angeles. Podeswa wrote, directed and co-produced his first feature film, Eclipse, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals and the New Directors/New Films series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His second feature, The Five Senses, received its world premiere at the Director’s Fortnight program of the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. The film was nominated for nine Genies and won the best director award. Fugitive Pieces was selected to open the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Beginning with an episode of Weeds in 2009, Podeswa’s calendar has been quite full directing episodes of some of the top series on television. In July 2018 Jeremy Podeswa received one of 22 Emmy Award nominations given to the series Game of Thrones, his specifically for his work on the episode titled The Dragon and the Wolf. Fellow Canadian Sandra Oh received a nomination for best actress in a drama for her role in the BBC America thriller, Killing Eve, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to ever score a nod in that category. Tatiana Maslany was also nominated for her work on the series Orphan Black. Maslany won an Emmy in 2016 for that same series.