Jeremy Podeswa

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Jeremy Podeswa
Born 1962 (age 52–53)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Jewish[1]
Alma mater Ryerson University
Occupation Film director
Years active 1984–present

Jeremy Podeswa (born 1962) is a Canadian film and television director. He is best known for directing the films The Five Senses (1999) and Fugitive Pieces (2007). He has also worked as Director on the television shows Six Feet Under,[2] Nip/Tuck, The Tudors, Queer as Folk, and the HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific.[3] He has also written several films.

In 2014 he directed episodes 5 and 6 of Season 5 of the HBO series Game of Thrones,[4] earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the latter episode.


Jeremy Podeswa was born in 1962 in Toronto, Ontario. His father was a Polish Jewish[1] painter, and the only one of his immediate family to make it out of the German Nazi camps alive.[5] Podeswa graduated from Ryerson University's Film Studies program[6] and the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies (now the AFI Conservatory).[7] He is openly gay.[8]


Podeswa was given two Genie Awards in 2000 as Best Director of The Five Senses, which was awarded Best Picture.[9]


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  1. ^ a b Jeremy Podeswa, "But as he developed his craft, being Jewish wasn’t something he felt he needed to incorporate into television and film projects."
  2. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under cast and crew". Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  3. ^ HBO. "Jeremy Podeswa on The Pacific". Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Game of Thrones Season 5: What We Know So Far". Watchers On The Wall. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Scott, Alec (September 2007), "The Prodigal Son", Toronto Life, retrieved 19 March 2008 
  6. ^ "Jeremy Podeswa" Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16 August 2011
  7. ^ Allon, Yoram; Cullen, Del; Patterson, Hannah (2002), Contemporary North American Film Directors, Wallflower Press, p. 425, ISBN 1-903364-52-3 
  8. ^ "Sundown at Sundance & More",, 1 February 2000, archived from the original on 19 October 2003, retrieved 19 March 2008 
  9. ^ "Jeremy Podeswa", Northern Stars, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 28 October 2007, retrieved 15 March 2008 [dead link]
  10. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "Anastasia" synopsis". Retrieved 20 October 2010. 

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