Darlene Naponse is an Ojibway woman from Atikameksheng - Whitefish Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario, Canada. She is a writer, director, producer and poet. She is an independent filmmaker creating "Rez-Style" films.
Darlene’s short films have screened in different film/video festivals across Mother Earth, including the Sundance Film Festival in 2001/2002. She recently finished her first feature entitled "Cradlesong" which Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2003. Her work has also been broadcasted on National and International Television.
Darlene owns and operates Pine Needle Blankets Productions an Ojibway Multi-Media Production company, located in Whitefish Lake First Nation, in Northern Ontario. For the last 4 years, Pine Needle Blankets serves the needs of a Native and Northern clientele, creating professional broadcast productions and producing high profile projects.
Darlene is currently working on 2-1/2 hr. short films and writing her next feature.
For more information check out www.pineneedleblankets.com
2007, 04:30 minutes, colour, No Dialogue
2006, 10:00 minutes, colour, English and Ojibway with English subtitles
2005, 04:00 minutes, colour, English
2004, 03:30 minutes, colour, English
2003, 05:15 minutes, colour, English
2003, 72:00 minutes, colour, English
2001, 02:00 minutes, colour, English
2001, 05:10 minutes, colour, English
Abandoned Houses on the Reservation
2000, 02:26 minutes, colour, English
1998, 11:00 minutes, B&W, English
1997, 04:20 minutes, B&W, English
by . Invasions. A media arts exchange., 2004. Toronto: Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, 2004.
by . The National Post, Jan. 14, 2002.
by . Northern Life, Aug. 7, 2002.
by . The Sudbury Star, Aug. 24, 2001.
by . Toronto: Vtape, 2001.