SELECTED ACTOR/PRODUCER TRAILERS AND VIDEO
Feature Film: Trailer
Jennifer Podemski (Actor) as Jackie
One of the first films by a First Nations director to deal with two-spirited people, the thoughtful and moving debut feature by Adam Garnet Jones focuses on a young Anishinaabe man who is forced to choose between staying in his community or exploring the expanded possibilities of the world outside.
Feature Film Trailer [HD] Mongrel Media
Jennifer Podemski as Minerva
Going home was never an option for single mother Lena Mahikan (Cara Gee). But when her 13-year-old, Peeka (Shay Eyre) overdoses in the streets of Toronto, she is forced to return home to her estranged mother and face a life-long legacy of shame and resentment. Empire of Dirt is a story about second chances and summoning the power of family to soothe the pain of cyclical damage.
Television: Season 4 Trailer
Jennifer Podemski (Actor) as Dr. Crowshoe
Intense, compelling and confrontational, Gemini Award-winning Blackstone is an unmuted exploration of power and politics on the fictional Blackstone First Nation.
Season 2 Trailer
Jennifer Podesmki, Producer/Actor/Writer
Constable Tara Wheaton moved to Rabbit Fall for a fresh start. But what she finds is a bizarre string of violent crimes that push her deep into the past, beneath the darkest layers of Rabbit Fall.
Written, Directed, Produced, Shot, Edited by Jennifer Podemski
This film take me back to Poland with my paternal grandfather Joe Podemski. We visit his birthplace, Lodz Poland, which became a Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust. We visit concentration camps that he was in and finally, the place where his mother was taken to be executed. It was his first chance to say goodbye.
Written, Directed, Produced by Jennifer Podemski
Broadcaster CBC Passionate Eye
(Please note: Information about Sacheen Littlefeather is incorrect, she is Native American. The final cut was not vetted by me.)
Actress Jennifer Podemski recalls meeting with a producer who wasn't sure how to handle a First Nations performer.
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There are over a million Aboriginal people in Canada. Increasingly, those who leave their reserves are finding their way to large urban centres like Toronto. This is their story.
Storytellers in Motion Episode 19: Jennifer Podemski - Kibitzing with Podemski
Jennifer Podemski (Salteaux/Israeli) is an acclaimed actor and producer.
She first worked in television as "youth host" Wonderstruck, while still in Grade 7, and has acted in many productions since. The trigger for Jennifer to take the leap into producing was a growing frustration with the lack of Indigenous writers, producers, directors or crew on the productions she was acting in. She teamed up with Laura Milliken in 1998 to launch their production company, Big Soul Productions. With her new company, Redcloud Studios Inc., she delivers workshops to youth and encourages them to pick up a camera, to speak out and to effect change.
Interviewed for this episode while on location in Saskatchewan producing her new dramatic series, Rabbit Fall, she tells us her story; and she talks of the need to work together, "closing the gap, training our kids, and protecting our voice".
Jennifer Podemski and her home featured on Cribs. Also lurking in the background is Canadian hip hop artist, Plex.
Open Book Toronto
Jennifer Podemski, 33, is an award winning, Gemini nominated actress born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Since beginning her professional career at the age of 14, Jennifer has achieved great success as an actor in film, television and theatre. Best known for her roles in Bruce McDonald's acclaimed feature film Dance Me Outside, CBC's The Rez, and Riverdale, Jennifer's more recent work includes: The Eleventh Hour; North of 60 -- Distant Drumming and Sue Thomas FBEye. Watch out for Jennifer in the new Showcase comedy series Moose TV, premiering in January 2007; the sixth season of Degrassi TNG in her recurring role as Ms. Sauve; the feature film Fugitive Pieces and CBC's MOW, The Robber Bride starring Mary-Louise Parker.
SELECTED MEDIA INTERVIEWS/FEATURES
Lindsey Vodarek, CMPA interviews Jennifer Podemski, nominated for the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Motion Picture AND Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for EMPIRE OF DIRT.
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEOS
Directed by Jennifer Podemski
Produced by Big Soul Productions
Beat by Just B
Tamara Podemski's song 'Giving Thanks' is presented in the form of a prayer, with the artist offering tobacco to give thanks for different joys in the world.
Director: Bruce McDonald
Writer/Performer: Tamara Podemski
Producers: Laura Milliken, Jennifer Podemski
Director: Michael Corbiere
Performed by :
Cheri Maracle, Digging Roots, Troy Bynoe, Andrea Menard, Plex, Leemai, David R. Maracle, Morningstar River, Tamara Podemski
In the fall of 2007 a group of aboriginal singers and songwriters came together to write a theme song rooted in traditional knowledge with mainstream appeal. Over a three-month period, writers, singers and musicians wrote and recorded Sit By My Fire. The result was a brilliant cross-genre expression of respect and unity.