Creator, Director, Writer and Executive Producer, Mohawk Princess Pictures
Award-winning Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer has multiple credits to her name as producer, writer and director in both documentary and fiction.
Beginning her career in documentary, Tracey teamed up with Rezolution Pictures for feature documentaries One More River: The Deal that Split the Cree, Mohawk Girls, and Club Native, as well as the documentary series Working it Out Together, seasons I & II. This collaboration has continued into fiction television with Mohawk Girls, the series, which she co-created, directs and executive-produces with creative partner Cynthia Knight. This critically acclaimed dramedy has garnered two consecutive nominations for best comedy at the Canadian Screen Awards.
Her own production company, Mohawk Princess Pictures, recently produced the feature documentary Sex Spirit Strength and the youth documentary series Dream Big, both for APTN’s 2015 fall season.
Her work has been honored with two Gemini awards as well as numerous awards from multiple film festivals, including Hot Docs. She has worked with the CBC, the NFB, and numerous independent production companies throughout Canada in both documentary & fiction. In 2016 & 2017, she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for best direction in a comedy series for her work on Mohawk Girls and she was honored at TIFF as a recipient of the Birks Diamond Tribute Award in 2016.
Tracey has multiple projects in development, including a new dramedy series, and multiple features, including Beans, a coming-of-age story of a Mohawk girl during the Oka Crisis inspired by her own experiences, with Ema Films.