PROFILE

Redcloud Studios Inc. is an independent production company owned and operated by award winning actor and producer, Jennifer Podemski. Redcloud Studios is dedicated to strengthening aboriginal visibility in the film and television industry, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Jennifer has traveled to over 2,000 Native communities throughout Canada and the US, using her media empowerment module to encourage youth to use the medium to speak out and effect change. Whether it's mainstream drama, provocative documentary, intensive training or live theatre, Redcloud Studios is committed to breaking down barriers and paving the way for the future generation of media makers.

SELECTED CREDITS

September 2012 - April 2016
Creator/Writer/Producer - The Other Side

A paranormal investigative show with an aboriginal twist.  Now in production of season three.  Airing on APTN and networks in the US and Europe.

March 2006 - March 2016
Creative Director/Co Executive Producer - The Indspire Awards
Award Show/Variety, Live Televised Event. Canada’s only Nationally broadcast Indigenous  Achievement Awards Show airing on Global TV/APTN
*Nominated for Best Variety Show 2012/13/14 Canadian Screen Awards

November 2015
Producer/Director - The Young and the Rezless

Comic Sketches for APTN

July 15, 2015 – April 20, 2016
Creator/Writer/Director/Producer - Future History

Documentary Television series in development with APTN

June 2015
Creator/Producer/Facilitator - The H.O.P.E Concert

Georgian College – Barrie – Client: Dgnagdawenmag Biinoojiag Child & Family Services
A live event series bringing together Indigenous performers and presenters for a one-day event designed to uplift and inspire aboriginal youth. This is one of 5 H.O.P.E events produced to date.

April 2015
Creator/Facilitator - PSA BOOT CAMP
Client: OFIFC. Intensive training program designed to bring youth together to express opinions around issues facing them and their communities while using film as the platform for expression.

September 2012
Producer - Empire of Dirt – Feature Film –Theatrical Release across Canada
This film was developed over 8 years with writer Shannon Masters and was subsequently nominated for 5 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Motion Picture for Jennifer as Producer (the nomination in this category to go to an Indigenous woman), Best Screenplay, which Shannon Masters won and became the first Indigenous woman to receive this award, Best Director for Peter Stebbings, Best Supporting Actress for Podemski and Best Actress for the film’s star Cara Gee. The film also premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and received the Best Canadian Film citation for its three lead actresses. Empire of Dirt wasreleased theatrically across Canada in 2015 and is still travelling to film festivals and showcases around the world.

November 2013 – April 2016
Writer/Producer – Awakening
Drama Series in development with Big Soul Productions

April 2014
Writer/Director - I’ve Got It Bad

Music Video – Digging Roots

2007 – 2010
Writer/Producer - Rabbit Fall - Season I & II
Dramatic Television Series – APTN/SPACE

June 2006
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer - Hollywood Indian
Documentary Short for CBC Television

2002 – 2006
Co Creator/Writer/Producer - Moccasin Flats
Drama Series for APTN/Showcase TV – 3 Seasons
*Nominated for Best Dramatic Television Series at the 2006 Gemini Awards

1999 – 2003
Co-Creator/Producer/Writer/Director/Host - The Seventh Generation
Aboriginal Youth Role Model Television Series (3 Seasons)

1999 – 2005
Co-Founder/Producer - Big Soul Productions Inc.
Full Service film and television production company

Notable Awards and Nominations

2016 – Nell Shipman Female Producer Award (ACTRA)
2014 – Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress; Empire of Dirt – Nominee
2014 – Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture – Empire of Dirt – Nominee
2014 – Canadian Screen Award for Best Variety Program – Indspire Awards – Nominee
2014 – TIFF Best Canadian Feature Film – Empire of Dirt – Citation for Ensemble Performance
2014 – American Indian Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film – Empire of Dirt – Nominee
2013 – Canadian Screen Award for Best Variety Program – Indspire Awards - Nominee
2013 – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
2009 - Directors Guild of Canada Award Best Drama Series (Team) – Rabbit Fall II – Nominee
2008 - Directors Guild of Canada Award Best Drama Series (Team) – Rabbit Fall I – Nominee
2006 – Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series – Moccasin Flats - Nominee