The TELEFILM CANADA New Voices Award is awarded to five emerging screenwriters across Canada. The award provides each winner with a complimentary registration to the eighth annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) (April 22-23, 2017), as well as an exclusive lunch with representatives from Telefilm Canada, and TSC Founder and President of Meridian Artists Agency, Glenn Cockburn.
OSM member JJ Neepin is an independent, first nations filmmaker living in Winnipeg, Canada.
JJ has written, directed and produced several short films, funded by various organizations, along with her sister and partner Justina Neepin. She has a background in graphic art, singing, dancing and theatre. When she’s not writing or filming she can be found binge watching Netflix and scrolling through Tumblr.
JJ is currently working on EagleVisions’s TAKEN Season 2 as a Director for 2 episodes. HEADDRESS is her 3rd documentary short – it will have its world premiere at the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival. Funded via CBC ShortsDocs.
BAYLINE is her 2nd documentary short funded via the MTS STORIES FROM HOME Broadcaster. Airing in early 2017. THE LEAGUE is her first documentary short, funded via the NSI Aboriginal Documentary Program. The film is currently playing several festivals and aired with broadcaster APTN in fall of 2016.