The ever-captivating actress and filmmaker Jody Thompson, is back on the small screen after her critically acclaimed leading-role performance in 'Alien Trespass'. In 'Trespass', Jody plays a sultry 1950's housewife to Eric McCormack's brilliant "alien-possessed" scientist/husband, and Dan Lauria ('The Wonder Years') and Robert Patrick ('Terminator 2') also star. Jody was nominated for a Best Actress Leo Award for the role and was reported by The New York Times to have "acted her male colleagues into the margins."Jody's next appearance however, will be on the award-winning FOX television series, 'Fringe', airing early February 2011. Without giving away any details of the much anticipated, mind-bending episode, it is safe to say that Jody's pivotal role - and heart wrenching performance - goes a long way in reminding us that she's not just another pretty face.Following 'Fringe', Jody will be joining the ensemble cast of the Emmy-nominated Syfy hit series 'Sanctuary', as the beautiful and mysterious Lieutenant Fallon. Jody is already widely known to Sci-Fi audiences because of her regularly recurring character "Devon Moore" on the USA network's television series,'The 4400' as well as other recurring television roles in 'Blade: The Series', 'Terminal City' and Cold Squadas well as 'Smallville', 'Stargate SG1/Atlantis' and 'Supernatural', to name a few.In addition to acting, Jody is the President of the International Filmmakers Institute - a production company dedicated to the creation of film and video artworks that endeavor to relieve social injustice and advance a message of hope, mercy and reconciliation.Recently completing the festival circuit is the 40 min documentary film, 'Montana de Luz', which Ms. Thompson produced in 2008. It is a heartfelt story about an Honduran orphanage that cares for children living with HIV. The film was an Official Selection at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Winner of Heartland Film Festival's Crystal Heart Award. An award that "honors filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life."Furthermore, Jody's writing/directorial debut, 'Will of the Wisp', (a short experimental film funded by The Canada Council for the Arts) is the winner of multiple international awards and has gone on to be recognized by several women's Psychology associations as a valuable tool for educating viewers about childhood trauma. It is an impressionistic portrayal of Jody's own life-story that Jody herself describes as, "a silent film, which addresses some disturbing issues in a beautiful and subtle way... by following a series of post-structuralist and surrealist signifiers in conversation."Jody is currently (2011) developing a feature-film script with Leah Angutimarik (lead actress of, 'The Journals', from the makers of 'Antanarjuat: The Fast Runner') in which she hopes to explore her Inuit ancestry. 'The Untitled Aklavik Project', as it's currently titled, is a fictional, mixed-genre, feature-length film, honoring the phenomenological approaches of contemporary filmmakers Terrence Malick ('The New World'), and Carlos Reygadas ('Silent Light'). It weaves the story of a missing Inuvialuit girl with the physical and spiritual journeys of a spirited nurse (to be played by Thompson) and her ambitious young husband, the first missionaries to the Arctic. The ironic question raised by the story? Which of these three are in greatest need of being "saved?"Jody spends her free time writing and running, working with her animals and loving her family - which is a big part of why she insists on calling Vancouver home. She's more likely to be found in jeans and a sweatshirt than in a designer dress, or hiding out in a library than partying in a nightclub, but her all-time-favorite activity - though it ranges from fly-fishing, to wilderness hiking, to dog-training - will always be playing in the great outdoors.
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