34: Empire of Dirt (2013) with Michaela Washburn
It took us way too long to get to an aboriginal film. Thankfully the fabulously multi-talented Michaela Washburn brought us Empire of Dirt from 2013. We talk aboriginal filmmaking, the keys to making great family dramas, and how freaking great Jennifer Podemski is. Go check out the film on iTunes and join us as we get down to business with Empire of Dirt.
On this week's show
Michaela Washburn hails from Alberta and is a proud Métis artist of English, Irish, French and Cree descent. Now based in Toronto, her expertise spans theatre, film, hosting, writing, spoken word, clown, improvisation, workshop facilitation and stand-up.
A four-time Dora nominated artist, Michaela was also nominated for the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Theatre. She has performed internationally at festivals and theatres in Wales, Aruba and across Canada and the United States.
Upcoming, Michaela can be seen in VideoCabaret’s Confederation Series at Soulpepper this June through August. Also, tune in Saturdays at 11:30pm on APTN and see if you can spot Michaela in one of her fifteen characters on the Guilt Free Zone Season 2!!
Shrimpton's Suggested Short
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