Speaker Loretta Sarah Todd

Speaker Loretta Sarah Todd


Loretta Sarah Todd

Producer, Director, Writer & Showrunner

Ms. Todd is a leader in Indigenous media, having directed over 100 projects including award-winning documentaries, such as Forgotten Warriors and Hands of History, with the NFB, plus digital media, animation and television. She is also a producer, who has contributed to the development of the Indigenous media industry, by providing opportunity for Indigenous cast, crew and creative. Ms. Todd created, produced, wrote and directed media projects including children's series (Tansi! Nehiyawetan, Coyote's Crazy Smart Science), sci-fi (Skye and Chang) and interactive media (Fierce Girls). Ms. Todd's first feature, Monkey Beach, based on the iconic Canadian novel by Eden Robinson, was screened at TIFF as part of the Industry Selects and won numerous awards, including Best Film and Best Director at the American Indian and Red Nation Film Festivals, and was the No. 1 Canadian film at the box office for four weeks. Ms. Todd produced, directed and was co-writer of Monkey Beach. She is also in development with a new animated children's series called Nitanis & Skylar. Ms. Todd created the IM4 Media Lab, an Indigenous VR/AR/XR Lab, in collaboration with Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she is the Creative Director. She is Cree Metis, from St. Paul des Metis, White Fish Lake First Nation and Turtle Mountain Chippewa in North Dakota.

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