From a media release:
The documentary seriesÂ Skindigenous, which airs on APTN, the Aboriginal Peopleâ€™s Television Network, has been licensed by PBS. The 13-episode x 26-minute series, which explores Indigenous tattooing traditions around the world, is produced by Gatineauâ€™s Nish Media and is internationally represented by Filmoption International Inc.Â SkindigenousÂ has been selected as an official 2020 Rockie Awards nominee in the Arts & Entertainment: Arts & Music category. The Rockie Awards will be streaming live today (June 15) at 3pm EDT on Youtube.
Season 1 ofÂ SkindigenousÂ has been purchased by networks around the world: NITV (SBS) in Australia, RSI Switzerland and MAORI TV in New Zealand. UR Sweden and USHUAIA in France has purchased both seasons of the series.
Season 2 of the series is currently airing on APTN in both English and Dene until July 15, 2020. Season 3 is currently in production.
Skindigenous is a 13-part documentary series exploring Indigenous tattooing traditions around the world. Each episode dives into a unique Indigenous culture to discover the tools and techniques, the symbols and traditions that shape their tattooing art. In this series, the art of tattoo becomes a lens for exploring some of the planetâ€™s oldest cultures and their unique perspectives on life, identity, and the natural world.
About Nish Media
The series is produced byÂ Nish Media, a multi-award-winning production company based in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Over the past years, producer Jason Brennan has produced over 220 hours of television for various networks such as APTN, CBC, Radio-Canada, Ici ArtTV, Canal D, TV5 and CBC Docs, includingÂ Mouki, Wapikoni, La Fosse aux tigresÂ and seven seasons ofÂ Hit The Ice,Â nominated in prestigious television festivals including the Banff World Media Festival and Italyâ€™s FICTS. Its first feature film,Â Le Dep, was selected to play in several film festivals including the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the Vancouver Film Festival, the Raindance Film Festival, ImagineNative and the American Indian Film Festival. Filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileauâ€™s new feature film,Â Rustic OracleÂ was presented in several festivals over the last few months. Nish Media currently has several TV projects in the works, including Season 3 ofÂ Skindigenous, the dramatic miniseriesÂ Pour toi FloraÂ as well as the documentaryÂ Non rÃ©clamÃ©.Â