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APTN Original Series Mohawk Girls Renewed for Another Season Production Begins Shooting

APTN Original Series Mohawk Girls Renewed for Another Season Production Begins Shooting

Montreal, May 20, 2015 – This past fall and winter Mohawk Girls’ first and second seasons aired to critical acclaim and today APTN and Rezolution Pictures announced that the series has been renewed for another season. Shooting begins tomorrow on 6 X 30-minute episodes of the series, which will air in fall 2015. The series is both filmed and set in Montreal and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec.Mohawk Girls will air in both English and Mohawk on APTN. Full broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The first year of the show was comprised of Season One and Two’s 13 episodes, shot in spring 2013 and 2014, and launched together in Fall 2014.

The first year of Mohawk Girls received positive notices from major national media outlets, including:
“gutsy…hilarious and consequential.” – John Doyle, Globe and Mail

Mohawk Girls abides by the glossy standards of Hollywood while remaining true to its more humble documentary roots as an exploration of identity. It is a slickly produced package that looks at issues of racism, sexuality and culture in a frank and oftentimes subversive way that would not be out of place on edgier cable.” – Tony Wong, Toronto Star
 “It looks like Sex and the City had a baby with a Joseph Boyden novel produced by Shonda Rhimes.” – Ashley Csanady, Canada.com
Mohawk Girls is a comedic look at the lives of four modern-day women trying to stay true to their roots as they attempt to forge their own identity in a small town where they battle cultural traditions. This dramedy series follows the journey of these 20-something women towards finding love and uncovering their sexuality while looking for acceptance within their community. Bailey wants to be the “perfect” Mohawk, but she’s ready to see what life beyond the “rez” feels like. Caitlin craves love from all the wrong men, including her absent dad and bad-boy boyfriend. Type-A Zoe is driven by the need to succeed while serving her community, but she’s got a secret, kinky, side to her. Anna, the newcomer to the “rez”, has a Mohawk father and a white mother and is having a hard time figuring out the rules in Kahnawake.

The dynamic cast of four leading women includes returning cast members Jenny Pudavick (Bailey), Brittany LeBorgne (Zoe), Heather White (Caitlin), and Maika Harper (Anna) as well as Meegwun Fairbrother (Butterhead) and Kyle Nobess (Thunder), who will reprise their roles as the men they love.

Mohawk Girls is created and executive produced by Tracey Deer and Cynthia Knight; Tracey Deer directs the episodes and Cynthia Knight writes. The series is produced by Rezolution Pictures’ Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick, and executive produced by Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Ernest Webb. Innovate By Day is the Digital Media Producer. Monika Ille is the Executive Director, Programming and Scheduling for APTN. The show has been picked up by US distributor GRB for worldwide sales representation.

About Rezolution Pictures
The series is developed and produced by Rezolution Pictures’ Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick, and executive produced by Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Ernest Webb, the same team that produced the multiple-Gemini and Peabody Award-winning film, Reel Injun, as well as several award winning documentaries and television series including Smoke Traders, Club Native, Down The Mighty River. 

Rezolution Pictures is an award-winning film, television and interactive media production company, founded by Catherine Bainbridge and Ernest Webb, which plays a vital role in bringing cultural diversity to the North American broadcasting landscape. Since 2001 it has built itself a reputation for creating acclaimed series and one-of-a-kind productions, working with many of Canada’s best new and established talents to create unique comedy, dramatic, non-fiction and video game programming, through its sister company Minority Media.

About APTN
September 1, 2014, marked the 15-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 11 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information visit the website at www.aptn.ca

Social Media Links
Visit the official website Mohawkgirls.com
Follow Mohawk Girls @mohawkgirls
Like Mohawk Girls Facebook.com/MohawkGirls
Follow Anna’s character on Instagram – @rezchick_nychick
Follow APTN @APTN 
Like APTN Facebook.com/pages/APTN/88781789916
Like Rezolution Pictures Facebook.com/RezolutionPictures

Twitter handles:
@jennypudavick         @brittleborgne            @thisisheatherw         @maikaharpe
@nobesskyle              @bmeegwun               @traceydeer               @RezoPics

Media Contacts
Leisa Lee, Mohawk Girls, leisa@leisaleegroup.com, 514.946.2010
Jacqueline Jubinville, APTN, jjubinville@aptn.ca, 204.947.9331 ext. 339

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