A Conversation with Devery Jacobs and D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai on Reservation Dogs
TIFF Next Wave Presents: A Conversation with Devery Jacobs and D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai on Reservation Dogs
Groundbreaking hit television series Reservation Dogs, co-created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, is part of an exciting new wave of film and TV projects celebrating the power of stories by Indigenous creators. Radical, hilarious, and full of heart, the US production features standout performances from First Nations stars Devery Jacobs and D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai. Devery has also joined the writer’s room for Reservation Dogs’ upcoming second season.
Join us for a conversation with Devery (whose filmography includes lead roles in Jeff Barnaby’s acclaimed Rhymes for Young Ghouls and Blood Quantum) and D’Pharaoh (who made his feature debut in Tracey Deer’s award-winning Beans) about their journey as young actors, what it’s like to bring the characters Elora and Bear to life in Reservation Dogs, the future of Indigenous storytelling on screen, and tips for the next generation of creators breaking into the industry.