Janelle and Jérémie Wookey are a Franco-Métis brother-sister filmmaking team born and raised on the Canadian prairies. The two have been creating film projects together since the ages of 7 and 9. After years of play led them to professional careers, their first independent documentary, Mémére Métisse garnered national attention, premiering on opening night of the 2008 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival and airing on CBC, Radio-Canada and APTN. After accruing a combined 7 years of experience working in news and production series with CBC/Radio-Canada, the two launched their own production company, Wookey Films Inc. In 2013 they co-produced, directed, shot, wrote and edited Treading Water; Plight of the 2011 Manitoba First Nation Flood Evacuees. The film aired nationally on APTN, regionally on CBC and earned the award for Best Short Documentary at the 2014 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto.
In 2014 they went on to produce two more projects including La Légende de la cloche, a half-hour documentary for Radio-Canada and A Right to Eat, which focused on food security issues in Northern Manitoba’s First Nation communities. A Right to Eat aired nationally on CBC in October 2015.
In 2015 they delivered three major French-language productions including the one-hour documentary Les boys du ballet for Unis as well as two web series projects for TV5 and APTN. In 2016, they will be delivering three more one-off documentaries including a follow-up to their first film Mémére Métisse, currently entitled Le souhait d’Augustine as well as a short English-language piece for BRAVO Canada on another brother-sister duo, Ron and Natalie Pollock.