Bio: Jeremy Podeswa is the writer, director and co-producer of the criticallyacclaimed feature films THE FIVE SENSES (Fine Line Distribution) and ECLIPSE (Strand Releasing). He was cited by Variety Magazine in its survey of new international directors, "Tomorrow's Hot Exports".
THE FIVE SENSES was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab and premiered at… More Bio: Jeremy Podeswa is the writer, director and co-producer of the criticallyacclaimed feature films THE FIVE SENSES (Fine Line Distribution) and ECLIPSE (Strand Releasing). He was cited by Variety Magazine in its survey of new international directors, "Tomorrow's Hot Exports".
THE FIVE SENSES was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the prestigious Directors' Fortnightsection. It was nominated for nine Canadian Genie Awards, winning for BestDirector, was the recipient of the Best Canadian Film Award at the TorontoInternational Film Festival, and has been distributed in over 50 international territories.
A poignant and affecting film about the search for intimacy and meaning in life, THE FIVE SENSES stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, Molly Parker, Philippe Volter (THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE), Marco Leonardi (LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE ), Gabrielle Rose, and Pascale Bussieres.
ECLIPSE, the story of ten characters looking for love in the ten-day periodpreceding a solar eclipse, was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films at the Museum ofModern Art in New York, and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Podeswa also directed the television movie AFTER THE HARVEST, starring Sam Shepard, which was the winner of the Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Direction and was nominated for nine Gemini Awards (Canada's equivalent of the Emmy Award), including Best Director.
He has also recently directed the final two-hour movie of the mini-series INTO THE WEST, set in the 1890s and Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg for Dreamworks and TNT.
In addition, Jeremy has directed numerous episodes of HBO's Emmy andGolden Globe winning series SIX FEET UNDER, as well as episodes of HBO'sJOHN FROM CINCINATTI, CARNIVĀLE and ROME, which was shot at Cinecittā in Italy. Other TV directing credits include SHOWTIME's THE TUDORS, DEXTER, THE L WORD, QUEER AS FOLK and THE CHRIS ISAAK SHOW, FX Network's THE RICHES, and NIP/ TUCK, ABC's COMMANDER IN CHIEF, NBC'S BOOK OF DANIEL, and FOX's WONDERFALLS. He is currently directing the epic HBO mini-series THE PACIFIC, shooting in Australia and ExecutiveProduced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
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