Loretta Todd

Loretta Todd (Métis Cree Canadian) is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning filmmaker who recently directed Monkey Beach, based on the Eden Robinson novel, as well as co-writing and serving as one of the producers. Ms. Todd has directed over 125 programs, from children's series, like Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show, to Skye and Chang, a sci-fi martial arts mash-up, as well as web-series and numerous documentaries, shorts and animation. As a tech innovator, she recently created the IM4 Lab, the first Indigenous VR/AR Lab in Canada. Her films have screened at the Sundance Festival, TIFF, ImagineNative and the Museum of Modern Art. Ms Todd has received the Mayor's Awards for Media Arts – City of Vancouver, Sundance Scriptwriter’s Lab—Sundance Institute, Rockefeller Fellowship—NYU Center for Media, Culture and History and Innovator Award from Women In Film. She is also known for her insightful writing - from Aboriginal Narratives in Cyberspace to writing about Indigenous cinematic aesthetics and cultural expression. 

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