Tanya Brunel, Métis from south west Manitoba, has been developing and producing motion picture, television and digital media content with a focus on Indigenous stories as an integral part of the White Bear Films production team since 2001. Tanya started as a Production Manager and Line Producer on multiple documentary series and in the fall of 2005 she produced her first dramatic feature film entitled Mr. Soul about a serial killer who preyed on Native women. Prior to that Tanya produced 4 seasons of Cool Jobs, a youth series which sought to demystify the workforce for Indigenous youth - and won a Blizzard award in 2000 for Best Children's Program at the Manitoba Motion Picture Industries Association biannual awards. While continuing as a Line Producer on numerous documentaries, in 2007 Tanya also took a position as the Performing Arts Program Coordinator at the Manitoba Arts Network, the provincial programming body representing community arts councils with a mission to foster arts and culture in rural and northern Manitoba. She left the organization in 2009 to concentrate full time on her growing family. In 2015 Tanya returned to developing and producing content for motion picture, television and digital media industries with Juliana & The Medicine Fish in 2016 and The Corruption of Divine Providence in 2017. She is currently producing Shaidan, an international Canada/South Africa Treaty co-production. An alumni of Trans-Atlantic Partners, Producers Without Borders, and Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative, Tanya is among the second cohort of entrepreneurs in the Banff Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media.
When a sixteen year-old Stigmatic Metis girl is kidnapped from a small town three different religious factions vie for control over her upon her eventual return. Set in the harvest months of the western Canadian prairies The Corruption of Divine Providence explores what happens when a messenger from God tests the character of humanity. A dual-language feature length film Divine Providence is darkly comic in tone featuring saints, sinners, crop circles, and salamanders.
Twelve year-old Juliana (Emma Tremblay) attempts to save the family business by entering a high stakes fishing tournament. Based on the best-selling novel by Jake MacDonald.