About

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Jessica Matten

CEO, Executive Producer

Jessica is a Red River Metis - Cree actress who has starred and produced "Tribal" on the APTN network, as well as playing "Sokanon" in the popular Netflix show opposite Jason Momoa, "Burden of Truth" on the CW and CBC Network, 20th Century Fox's feature film "The Empty Man". She is currently the female lead of George RR Martin and Robert Reford's executive produced new TV series "Dark Winds" for the AMC Network coming out this 2022. 

She has ran the first fitness and wellness magazine called "Active Cree" reaching 60,000 of the James Bay Cree communities throughout Quebec to better Indigenous communities. 

She was named one of the "Top 15 Rising Talent to Come Out of Canada" - by the Hollywood Reporter, 2019.

She was named one of the "100 Greatest Moments from 100 Years" from the University of Alberta Alumni Magazine in Winter 2020.

The Globe and Mail has named her acting for Tribal as "One of Canada's Greatest Performances of 2020".

She has run with her mother, Lemon Cree, an Indigenous fitness and wellness program traveling to the most isolated Native communities across Canada helping in suicide prevention, addictions and mental health and fitness. She works specifically alot with the Indigenous Youth offering hands on mentoring programs and safety workshops to build self esteem in young boys, girls, LGBTQ+2, two-spirit people. 

Her long standing purpose and goal is to continue to produce, create and facilitate programs that will move her Indigenous people FORWARD. Moving people FORWARD to heal, to create positive change and to set a new example of what it means to be a proud and strong Indigenous woman. 

With her team, she is currently in development of executive producing several projects in film and television. She is also launching the world's first all inclusive Native film and stunt school on a grand scale called the Counting Coup Indigenous Film Academy with her co-founding partner, Julian Black Antelope (1 of Herd Media) in partnership with Old Sun College and the Siksika Nation. The goal is to expand across Treaty 7 and then go nationwide.