In Conversation with Madison Thomas

27 Aug 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
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Join us on August 27th, 2020 for a conversation with Madison Thomas.

Named one of Playback’s 2019 Five to Watch, Madison Thomas is a Writer, Director and Editor from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her work reflects her mixed cultural roots, Ojibwe, Saulteax, Russian and Ukrainian. Thomas draws inspiration from experiences growing up in the inner city and has committed herself to diverse representation in her work.

This talk will offer a look at a unique and impressive career in which Thomas has often taken on multiple roles and frequently edits her own work.

This experience includes being a Senior Editor- as well as Researcher and Director - on four seasons of the CSA-nominated CBC / APTN series Taken, which shares the true stories of Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous women.

Thomas also wrote, directed, and edited her feature film Ruthless Souls, which was selected as part of Telefilm’s inaugural Talent to Watch program, as well as her web series The Colour of Scar Tissue.  

A rising star in scripted television, Thomas was a writer on season 3 of the CBC/CW series Burden of Truth, and was one of three directors selected to shadow on the new CBC series Trickster under award winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer and Sienna films.

Join us for an engaging conversation about Thomas’ multifaceted career, and on being a creative from the writer’s room to post production.


The event will be moderated by award winning filmmaker Cazhhmere.

 

When: August 27th, 2020 - 6pm (Central) 7pm EST

Where: Online (make sure to register as we will email the ZOOM login details the day of the event)

 

Madison Thomas is a filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Growing up, she emerged as a natural storyteller and artist at a young age. Her work reflects her mixed cultural roots, Ojibwe, Saulteax, Russian and Ukrainian. Thomas also draws inspiration from experiences growing up in the inner city and has committed herself to diverse representation in her work.

Thomas’s own dramatic web-series “The Colour of Scar Tissue” was the winner of the 2017 ImagineNative/APTN Web-Series Pitch Competition and was made available on APTN in fall 2018 after premiering at the 2018 ImagineNative festival. The series received a strong response from audiences for it’s artistic and authentic portrayals.

Thomas has also worked for the past four seasons as a Researcher, Senior Editor and Director for the CBC & APTN series “Taken” produced by Eagle Vision Productions which shares the true stories of Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous woman. In 2018 Thomas along with the rest of the show’s Research team were honoured with a Canadian Screen Award nomination for their work on the show\

In 2018 Thomas and her producing partner Darcy Waite were selected as part of Telefilm’s inaugural Talent to Watch program with Thomas’s feature film “Ruthless Souls.”

In 2019 Thomas joined the writer’s room for the third season of the CBC/CW series “Burden of Truth.” Thomas also wrote and directed several short docs as well as the show opening for the 2019 APTN Indigenous Day Live national broadcast. Under production companies Media Rendezvous and Amberwood Films Thomas is working as a writer and director on the new pre- school animated series “Wolf Joe” set to begin airing on TVO in 2020.

Thomas was one of three director’s selected to shadow on the new CBC series “Trickster” under award winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer and Sienna films. Thomas was also one of eighth directors selected for the 2019 Canadian Academy program for Female Directors.

Described by many as one of Canada’s accomplished female music video director, having
directed over 200 music videos for broadcast TV over the past 17 years. Cazhhmere is an
international award winning director.

In 2010 she was the first female in over 7 years to be nominated for MuchMusic’s coveted Director of the year award for directing Sony Music artist Classified’s hit “Oh Canada”. The award winning director has worked with artist Howie D and The Backstreet Boys, Royce da 5’9 (Shady records), Snoop Dogg, JRDN (Universal Music), Juicy J (Academy Award winner, taylor Gang), Kardinal Offishall, Melanie Fiona (Universal republic), Karl Wolf and many others. In 2015 Cazhhmere branched out from the music video world to explore other areas of filmmaking.

Since then she has teamed up with The CBC network to write and direct her debut documentary "Deeply Rooted", released in February 2017.  With "Deeply Rooted" under her belt, she has a short-film in post-production with another in pre- production, developing an original series for TV, and working and currently working on a feature length documentary with the National Film Board of Canada while writing the script of her feature length film debut slated for production in 2021.

27 Aug 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT

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