TIHEMME GAGNON!

Screenwriter / Story Editor / Film School Instructor!
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CREDITS/RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Current: Chaos & Courage: Aboriginal Women as First Responders (Season II) – in production
Production Company: Sweetgrass and Sage, Inc. Written by Tihemme Gagnon. Produced by Tihemme Gagnon and Pati Olson, Executive Produced by Pati Olson. Directed by Ava Karvonen. Genre: Documentary TV Series. In production with APTN. Projected air dates: 2015.

Current:

PB&J (DRAMA) – in development
Production Companies: Sweetgrass and Sage, Inc. Written by Tihemme Gagnon. Produced by Pati Olson.

Current:

White Mask (DRAMA) – in development
Production Company: Mosaic Entertainment Written by Tihemme Gagnon. Story by Camille Beaudoin, Matt Alden Dykes and Tihemme Gagnon. Produced by Camille Beaudoin and Eric Rebalkin. Genre: Historical Drama.

Current:

The Last Gate (DRAMA) – in development
Written by Tihemme Gagnon Genre: Dramatic Feature, adapted from Dramatic TV Pilot In development with Canada Council for the Arts.

2013:

Chaos & Courage: Aboriginal Women as First Responders (Season I) – premiered February 2014
Production Company: Sweetgrass and Sage, Inc. Written by Tihemme Gagnon. Produced by Tihemme Gagnon and Pati Olson, Executive Produced by Pati Olson. Directed by Ava Karvonen. Genre: Documentary TV Series. In Production with APTN. Projected air dates: 8 February 2014. Nominated Best Documentary Series at the 2014 AMPIA (Rosie) Awards. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvFYiztNSCs

2012:

What the Elders Know (DRAMA) – completed development; some elements produced
Production Company: Sweetgrass and Sage, Inc. Written by Tihemme Gagnon. Produced by Tihemme Gagnon and Pati Olson. Directed by Pati Olson, Douglas Cole and Tihemme Gagnon. Genre: Animated Children’s Short Films/TV/Web Series. Developed through APTN and the Bell Media Fund.

2012:

PanGENDER – developed
Production Company: Square Pixel. Written by Tihemme Gagnon. Produced by Jamie Bourque and Pati Olson. Genre: Documentary. Production Status: Developed at APTN.

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2010:

Amy’s End (DRAMA) – produced/premiered at festival
Winner: Best Short Film – 2010 Thrillspy International Film Festival. Production Company: Pangaryk Productions, Inc. Written and Produced by Tihemme Gagnon. Directed by Tracy D. Smith. Genre: Dramatic Short Film. Produced and shown at festivals. Premiered at the 2010 Thrillspy International Film Festival, October 2010.

2010:

Our Home & Native Land: Canada’s First Nations Heroines: “Heroine Healers” – produced and aired
Production Company: Sweetgrass and Sage, Inc. Written by Tihemme Gagnon. Produced by Tihemme Gagnon and Pati Olson. Executive Produced by Pati Olson. Directed by Connie Edwards. Genre: One-hour documentary television pilot. Produced. Aired on APTN February 2010. Won a Bronze Remi Award at the Houston Film Festival. Running time: 48 minutes.

2010:

The Carving Shed (DRAMA) – developed
Production Companies: Massey Productions and Treasure House Productions Written by Tihemme Gagnon (Pilot). Produced by Raymond Massey and Don Martin. Genre: !-hour TV Drama. Developed at APTN.

2009:

RedLaw (DRAMA) – developed
Production Company: Joe Novak. Written by Tihemme Gagnon and Paul Gertz. Produced by Joe Novak and Karen Pickles. Developed at APTN.

2009:

The Puppet Life (DRAMA) – produced
Production Company: Pangaryk Productions, Inc. Written by Jeny Cassady. Produced by Tihemme Gagnon and Jeny Cassady. Directed by Tracy D. Smith. Story Editor: Tihemme Gagnon. Genre: Children’s Short Film. Produced. Premiere date and venue unknown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0zH2Ms_S7A

2008-2009:

X-Weighted x 3 episodes – produced and aired
Production Company: Anaid Productions. Producers: Margaret Mardirossian and Helen Schmidt. Written by Tihemme Gagnon (x 3 episodes). Genre: One-hour documentary TV series. Produced. Aired on Slice Network. Running time: 2 hours, 24 minutes.

2007-2009:

Crash Test Mommy x 13 episodes – produced and aired
Production Company: Paperny Films. Producers: Cal Schumiatcher and David Paperny. Story Edited (Written) by Tihemme Gagnon (x 13 episodes). Field Producer: Tihemme Gagnon (x 9 episodes). Genre: Reality TV series. Produced. Aired on Slice Network.

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2006:

Sand Castle (DRAMA) – produced/premiered at festival
Production Companies: Bowen Arrow Productions and Pangaryk Productions, Inc. Written by Nikisha Moise. Produced by Tihemme Gagnon. Directed by Katrin Bowen. Genre: Short Film. Produced. Premiered at the 2006 Crazy8s Film Festival. Winner of the 2006 Crazy8s Multiculturalism Award. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4JeUNM5Hzo

OTHER RELATED CREDITS: 2013: My Cousin Lived Next Door (DRAMA) – produced
Written and Directed by Lori Lewis. Produced by Lori Lewis and Heidi Ridgeway. Story Consultant: Tihemme Gagnon. Genre: Narrative Short Film. Production Status: Completed.

2013:

Citizen Jane (DRAMA) – produced
Written, Directed and Produced by Cari Green. Military/Story Consultant: Tihemme Gagnon. Genre: Narrative Short Film. Production Status: Completed.

2011-2012:

Animism I (DRAMA) – produced Production Company: Zeros to Heroes. Written by: Various Writers. Produced by Matt Toner, Paul Gertz and Peter Strutt. Aboriginal Consultant: Tihemme Gagnon. Production Status: Completed, with APTN. iM (DRAMA) - developed Production Company: Square Pixel. Written by Rhonda Jury. Produced by Jamie Bourque and Pati Olson. Story Editor: Tihemme Gagnon. Genre: Mixed-media TV and Web Series. Production Status: Developed at APTN.

2012:

2011-2012:

Hunting Indians and Second Contact (DRAMA) – developed
Production Company: Sir Perphelous Films. Written by Andrew Genaille. Produced by Andrew Genaille and Martin de Valk. Story Editor: Tihemme Gagnon. Genre: Thriller Feature / Horror Feature. Production Status: Unknown.

SCREENWRITING INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE:
2009-Current: 2011-Current: 2011-2013: 2006-2010: In the Works: Screenwriting Instructor at Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film, TV and New Media Program (Feature Development; TV Spec Script; TV Pilot Script; Reality TV) Screenwriting Instructor at Capilano University’s IIDF Program (1st and 2nd year) Screenwriting Instructor at Vancouver Community College [Intro to (2011-‘13) & Advanced (2013)] Story Editor and Screenplay Competition Adjudicator (x 4) at Praxis Centre for Screenwriters Screenwriting Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley – Continuing Students (Introduction to Screenwriting / Writing for Television and the Web / Advanced Screenwriting: Feature Screenplay Development)

HONOURS & AWARDS:
2014 - Chaos & Courage nominated Best Documentary Series at the 2014 AMPIA (Rosie) Awards. 2012 - Awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant to adapt The Last Gate TV pilot script into a feature 2012 - FASP (Telefilm’s Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) – White Mask selected for final development phase 2011 - Award of Excellence in Screenwriting at Canada Intn’l Film Festival for TV pilot script The Last Gate 2010 - "Amy's End" awarded Best Short Film at ThrillSpy Film Festival (Writer/Producer) 2010 - Won Gold at PAGE International Screenwriting Awards for The Last Gate TV pilot script 2010 - Bronze Remi Award at Houston Film Festival for Our Home & Native Land: Canada’s First Nations Heroines 2009 - Awarded a Telefilm/CFTPA Producer Internship 2008 - Awarded a Producer's Internship by the NSI's StoryTellers Program 2008 - TV Pilot Script The Last Gate Semi-Finalist at Scriptapalooza.tv 2006 - Awarded a Praxis Centre for Screenwriters Story Editor Internship 2006 - Awarded a Western Canadian Fellowship to the Banff International Television Festival 2006 - Crazy8s short film "Sand Castle" won event's Multicultural Award (producer) 2005 - Selected to participate in the NSI's DiverseTV Program for Screenwriters 2005 - Graduated from Vancouver Film School's Screenwriting Program with honours 2004 - Awarded an Aboriginal Media Arts Program Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts 2001 - Shortlisted at the Praxis Screenplay Competition for feature script Epaulettes OTHER COOL RELATED GIGS: 2013: Botting, Gary. Streaking! The Collected Poems of Gary Botting, Strategic Book Group, LLC, 2013. Edited with an introduction by Tihemme Gagnon

HOBBIES / OTHER INTERESTS / VOLUNTEER GIGS:! !Acting • White Indians Walking – Feature (Lead); • various VFS shorts; • various CapU (IIDF) shorts !Roller Derby – NWO Roller Girls • Skater • Assistant Coach – Juniors (Fresh Meat) • NSO (non-skating official), • First Aid – Lead (Juniors and Adults)

REFERENCES: Dionne Gordon, Program Manager Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film, TV and New Media Program 604-631-3033 dgordon@vfs.com Doreen Manuel, Program Coordinator Capilano University’s IIDF (Indigenous Independent Digital Film) Program 604-990-7904 dmanuel@capilanou.ca Marlene Rodgers, Story Editor White Mask, for Mosaic Entertainment 604-875-9818 mprodgers@telus.net ADDITIONAL REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST