ISL Story Room Mentor: Jordan Wheeler

Feb 4, 2024 | Homepage, Latest News

The PSP is delighted to announce that for Phase One of the 2024 Indigenous Screenwriters Lab, the six participants will work with Story Room Mentor Jordan Wheeler. We are thrilled to have such an experienced and well-respected screenwriter lead this phase of the program.

The Indigenous Screenwriters Lab is a new program focused on the development of original TV pilots written in the realm of futurism, science-fiction, and speculative fiction. Through an in-person story-room process in Vancouver and a remote, mentored writing phase, the PSP will support six early to mid-career Indigenous screenwriters from across Canada to develop and refine their own one-hour pilot scripts.

Applications are currently being accepted to the program, and an Information Session is scheduled for February 12th. Click here for more information and to register.

Jordan Wheeler

From the George Gordon First Nation in southern Saskatchewan, Jordan Wheeler’s been writing professionally since 1982 and working in film and television since 1984. Among his numerous credits are the books Digital Ogichida, Brothers In Arms and Just A Walk and as a scriptwriter and story editor the series North of 60 and as a scriptwriter/producer the series and Arctic Air. Wheeler’s been nominated for and won numerous awards including a scriptwriting Gemini for an episode of When not writing he teaches writing, scriptwriting, story edits, tells stories and plays golf. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Kim.

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The Pacific Screenwriting Program thanks the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations for their continued stewardship of the unceded and occupied land on which our work takes place. We are committed to collaborating with and supporting Indigenous storytellers.


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