Georgina Lightning - Path to Freedom Films
Georgina Lightning is the Executive Director of Path to Freedom Films. She was born and raised in Edmonton, as Jay Treaty of Maskwacis Cree Nation with ancestry in both Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 Territories. Having 30 years in the Film and TV industry of Hollywood who started her career as an actor but soon after evolved into the role of producer, writer, director. Georgina brings a long track record of creative experiences from work on projects such as: "Dreamkeepers", "Sawtooth", "My Brother/Billy the Kid", "Secret History of the Wild West", and her Award Winning Directing Debut "Older Than America" starring Bradly Cooper and Oscar Award Recipient Wes Studi, among countless collaborative projects. Her directorial debut Older Than America won over 23 awards including the White House Epic Emerging Artist Award for creating social change in the world from the work that she does as an artist. As an actor Lightning has guest starred in TV episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger, West Wing, Blackstone, Tribal and her most recent acting work can be seen on the new hit series - Trickster on CBC Gems, Wednesday Evenings, where she plays a recurring role of Sophia. As CEO of Path to Freedom Films, Lightning recently returned to live in Edmonton with the ambition to make Alberta the Indgenous Film Capital of North America, with special focus on producing Media that Matters told from an Indigenous perspective.