Loretta Sarah Todd is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning filmmaker known for powerful, visual storytelling. Her films have screened at the Sundance Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco),Yamagata Film Festival, ImagineNative, and the Museum of Modern Art - to name a few. She’s received many prestigious honours and awards, including a Rockefeller Fellowship to New York University, attendance at the Sundance Scriptwriter’s Lab and the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Media Arts.
Todd’s documentary include Today is a Good Day: Remembering Chief Dan George, plus Forgotten Warriors, Hands of History, The Learning Path and Kainayssini Imanistaisiwa - The People Go On – all with the NFB - and all multiple award-winners. Ms. Todd has also written scripts for features and episodic television. Todd created and produced Tansi! Nehiyawetan for APTN, a children’s series that teaches Cree using storytelling, music videos, games and adventures. Ms. Todd created, produced, wrote and directed Skye and Chang - a pilot for a sci-fi / martial arts mash-up TV series. Skye and Chang recently won Best Short Film at the 38th American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. She also created the first Cree language learning App - MyCree (free in the App Store). Her latest children's series, Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show is now broadcasting on APTN.
Currently, Ms. Todd is producing Season Two of Coyote's Crazy Smart Show, producing the Indigenous superhero web-series Fierce Girls and she and her team anticipate production on her first feature film, Monkey Beach, based on the novel by Eden Robinson. Ms. Todd specializes in media for Indigenous children, youth and families. Moving into digital media, she also creates educational video games and transmedia, and she created the IM4 Lab, an Indigenous Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab.
Ms. Todd combines creative excellence and artistic vision, cultural knowledge and professionalism with an entrepreneurial spirit and drive. She is always looking for collaborations, co-productions and investments.
In demand as a writer and lecturer, Ms. Todd has spoken at the United Nations, the MOMA, and at Global Perspectives and Cultural Hybridity (2005 Venice Biennalle). Her essays appear in many publications from MIT Press to UBC Press.
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