Dennis Jackson

Dennis Jackson

Dennis Jackson (Cree/Salteaux) co-founded Dark Thunder Productions with producer and editor Melanie Jackson to create documentaries and animations. Their film Wapos Bay: There is No "I" in Hockey has been broadcast throughout Canada on APTN. In 2005 their film Ekospi Namew: At the Time of the Sturgeon won a jury award at the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. In 2004 Jackson was chosen to participate in the National Screen Institute—Canada Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative, now called NSI Storytellers, an exchange program for First Nations and Maori filmmakers. The Dark Thunder animation Christmas at Wapos Bay won both the Best of Saskatchewan and Best Children's Production Awards at the 2002 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival. For television, Jackson directed the series Heartbeat of the Earth, winner of the APTN/Telefilm Canada Award at the 2000 Banff Television Festival. He was raised in northern Saskatchewan and lives in Saskatoon.

Job Title: 
Director
Tribal Affiliation: 
Cree/ Salteaux

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