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Tracey Deer visits FilmPEI
June 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm$12
Tracey Deer is coming to FilmPEI!!!!
Filmmaker Tracey Deer will be in the FilmPEI studios to chat about her career and her work on Mohawk Girls a 5 season series on which she was the Executive Producer and Director!
Monday, June 11
5pm to 6:30pm
57 Watts Ave. Charlottetown
$12 (includes hst)
As always if you need a break on fees just drop what you can in the donation jar at the door.
Award-winning Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer has multiple credits to her name as producer, writer and director in both documentary and fiction.
Beginning her career in documentary, Tracey teamed up with Rezolution Pictures for feature documentaries One More River: The Deal that Split the Cree, Mohawk Girls, and Club Native, as well as the documentary series Working It Out Together, seasons I & II. This collaboration has continued into fiction television with Mohawk Girls, the series, for which she is co-creator, co-executive producer and is directing. At the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, Mohawk Girls received nominations in 4 categories, including Best Comedy and Best Direction.
Her own production company, Mohawk Princess Pictures, recently produced the feature documentary Sex Spirit Strength and the youth documentary series Dream Big, both for APTN’s 2015 fall season.
Her work has been honored with two Gemini awards and has earned acclaim from multiple film festivals, including Hot Docs and DOXA. She has worked with the CBC, the NFB, and numerous independent production companies throughout Canada. In 2008, Playback Magazine declared her one of the 25 rising stars in the Canadian Entertainment Industry. In 2016, Tracey is one of the 12 honorees at The Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film during TIFF.
A graduate of Dartmouth College’s Film Studies program, Tracey has multiple projects in development: ChildLESS, a half-hour series about women who do not have – or do not want – children as well as her first fiction feature film Beans with Ema Films. Having dreamed of this career since she was twelve years old, Tracey is ecstatic at being a visual storyteller – and hopes that her work has a positive impact on the world.
“Tracey represents the next wave of Native filmmaking,” says Adam Symansky, NFB producer of Mohawk Girls and Club Native, “It isn’t based on the past so much as on Native communities taking responsibility and control of their future. That is the challenge she is putting out in her films.”