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Jennifer Podemski

Actress and Producer

Jennifer Podemski is an award-winning, Gemini nominated actress and producer 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 Degrassi: The Next Generation, Jennifer has maintained a presence in front of the camera for more than 20 years. In more recent years, she has spent most of her time working behind the camera as a producer, writer and director with her company Redcloud Studios, an independent production company.
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A Native Storyteller's Long Journey to TIFF

A part of me wanted to quit; it seemed pointless. I was only sent out for Native roles and even those were few and far between. Something was wrong with the industry. Growing up, I had almost never seen Native people on television. I was frustrated and angry, but something inside me told me if I wanted to change things, I had to stick with it.
09/02/2013 07:46 EDT