My name is Angie-Pepper O'Bomsawin and I am an Abanaki filmmaker from Odanak Reservation in Quebec along the St. Francis River, but I now live in Kahnawake with my fiancé and son.
I was first bitten by the film bug when I acted in Blood of The Hunter, a film directed by Gilles Carle in 1995.
But I wanted to become a director so I studied film production and later script writing at university.
I recently co-directed (with Tracey Deer) Working It Out Together, a six-part documentary series produced by ReZolution Pictures and broadcast APTN.
The show follows Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller on a journey of with six Mohawk people seeking to reclaim their vitality through health, wellness, and fitness.
I am developing a short documentary with the National Film Board called Morgan's Letter, a story about a daughter's complex relationship with her father, who is in prison.
I strongly believe in the power of storytelling for transformation and social change. I pride myself in being a positive role model and an inspiration to native youth in particular.