From a media release:
APTN and OMNI Television Start Production on Original Series, Mohawk Girls
- Production on half-hour series is now underway in Montreal and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec
- Principal cast includes Jenny Pudavick (Cashing In) and Glen Gould (Da Vinci’s City Hall)
APTN, OMNI Television, and Rezolution Pictures today announced that principal shooting has begun on the seven-episode, 30-minute original series Mohawk Girls. The edgy new dramedy is both filmed and set in Montreal, and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. Slated to premiere in 2014, Mohawk Girls will air in English on both APTN and OMNI Television, in Mandarin on OMNI, and in Mohawk on APTN. Full broadcast details to be announced at a later date.
Mohawk Girls follows four, sexy twentysomethings, as they try to figure out what it means to be a modern day Mohawk woman. From battling family pressure, tradition, and the intoxicating freedom of the “outside world,” to trying to find love on a reserve where everyone has dated everybody, this fabulous foursome is on a mission to find happiness…and themselves.
The cast features Jenny Pudavick (Cashing In) and Glen Gould (Da Vinci’s
City Hall) who are joined by Christian Campbell (Big Love), Kyle Nobess (Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil), Rachelle White Wind (Moccasin Flats), Ashley Michaels (Snare), and Meegwun Fairbrother (The Time Traveler). New Canadian talent Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White, and Maika Harper round ut the key cast.
Mohawk Girls is directed by Gemini Award-winning Tracey Deer (Club Native), who also serves as executive producer. Mohawk Girls is inspired by Deer’s 2005 acclaimed feature-length documentary of the same name, about the trials and tribulations of teenage girls growing up on the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake. Cynthia Knight (Sophie) is the showrunner; and executive producers for Rezolution Pictures include Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, and Ernest Webb, all of whom were involved in producing the multiple Gemini and Peabody Award-winning film, Reel Injun.