New Canadian original series Mohawk Girls commissioned

OMNI_logoA new series called Mohawk Girls has been ordered for OMNI Television.

The APTN, OMNI and Rezolution Pictures project has begun shooting for its seven-episode first season run.

Mohawk Girls follows four, sexy twentysomethings, as they try to figure out what it means to be a modern day Mohawk woman. From battling family pressure, tradition, and the intoxicating freedom of the “outside world,” to trying to find love on a reserve where everyone has dated everybody, this fabulous foursome is on a mission to find happiness…and themselves.

The cast features Jenny Pudavick (Cashing In) and Glen Gould (Da Vinci’s City Hall) who are joined by Christian Campbell (Big Love),Kyle Nobess (Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil), Rachelle White Wind (Moccasin Flats), Ashley Michaels (Snare), and Meegwun Fairbrother (The Time Traveler).

New Canadian talent Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White, and Maika Harper round out the key cast.

Mohawk Girls is directed by Gemini Award-winning Tracey Deer (Club Native), who also serves as executive producer. Mohawk Girls is inspired by Deer’s 2005 acclaimed feature-length documentary of the same name, about the trials and tribulations of teenage girls growing up on the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake.

Cynthia Knight (Sophie) is the showrunner; and executive producers for Rezolution Pictures include Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, and Ernest Webb, all of whom were involved in producing the multiple-Gemini and Peabody Award-winning film, Reel Injun.

From Rogers Media, Paritosh Mehta is the director of independent production development for OMNI Television Ontario, Malcolm Dunlop is executive vice-president, programming and operations, and Scott Moore is president of broadcast.

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