Tihemme Gagnon | Writing for Film & Television Faculty | Vancouver Film School


Tihemme Gagnon

Writing for Film, Writing for TV

Tihemme recently wrapped her documentary pilot Our Home & Native Land: Canada's First Nations Heroines at Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), where she also has two dramatic television series currently in development - Redlaw, with showrunner Paul Gertz, and The Carving Shed, with producer Raymond Massey. Other credits include serving as Writer for Anaïd Productions' hit documentary series X-Weighted, as well as Story Editor and Field Producer for Paperny Films' Crash Test Mommy, both of which air on Slice Network.

In the early 1990s, Tihemme fled University of Victoria's Theatre Arts program (along with her dream of becoming an actor) and opted to get a life first. The army seemed as good a place to start as any, and over the next 15 years, she accumulated experience as a medic and artillery gunner, the mother of four children, a legal assistant for various law firms, and as a medical transcriptionist at a BC-based psychiatric hospital.

Tihemme graduated with honours from VFS's Writing for Film & Television program in 2005, after which she participated in the National Screen Institute's DiverseTV (2005) and Storytellers (2008) programs. In 2006, she was awarded a Praxis Story Editor Internship, and was subsequently hired as an adjudicator for the Centre's 2006, 2007, and 2008 screenwriting competitions.

Tihemme's scripts have been shortlisted at Praxis (Epaulettes) and in Scriptapolooza television writing competition (The Last Gate). Most recently, she was selected for the 2009 CFTPA/Telefilm Producer Mentorship, working directly with producer Pati Olson (Bogart Productions) on both production and development of various television projects. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada.

For more information, visit Tihemme's website at www.pangarykproductions.com.

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