Jody Thompson

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Jody Thompson
Born Jody Rae Thompson
(1976-08-13) 13 August 1976 (age 39)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Other names Jody Rae Marchfelder
Occupation Actress
Production Designer
Years active 1996–present

Jody Rae Thompson is a Canadian actress, screenwriter and fillmmaker working in film and television.

Personal life[edit]

Thompson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to mother Grace Diane and father, Ray Thompson, the lead singer of Canadian garage rock band The Wiggy Symphony. Her ancestry is Inuit, Irish and Danish. Thompson is married to Canadian filmmaker Bruce Marchfelder, who is also the Creative Director of UBC Studios at the University of British Columbia. The couple regularly work as a Producing/Directing team with several projects aired on CBC or Telus Optik.[1]

Acting career[edit]


She is widely known for her regularly recurring character Devon Moore on the USA network’s television series The 4400, but is also recognized as the warrior queen Azura in the television series Flash Gordon and in other recurring television roles including Blade: The Series, Terminal City, and Cold Squad[1] and television appearances, including roles on Fringe, Andromeda, Stargate, Smallville and Supernatural.


She has acted in leading and starring roles in feature films and MOW’s like Perfect Little Angels, Fear of Flying, also Mission to Mars, Shanghai Noon, 2012 among others. She has co-starred with Eric McCormack in X-Files producer Bob Goodwin's independent film Alien Trespass and played David Arquette's wife in the made-for-television movie, Happy Face Killer.

Writing career[edit]

Thompson optioned her feature comedy, Loons, to Obsidian Media. It is currently in development with Producer Brad Van Arragon (Juno) attached.

Also in development is a children's half-hour television series and the miniseries, The Untitled Aklavik Project. Research and development phase for Aklavik, was provided by The Canada Council for the Arts. It is an hour-long drama with supernatural elements, based on true events and inspired by experiences related to aspects of Thompson's indigenous heritage.

Thompson also works consistently as a writer/director.

Her recent short My Dear Children, about a dying woman's final letter to her children, was a Platinum Winner at the AVA International Digital Communication Awards.

Her semi-autobiographical experimental film, Will of the Wisp, underscoring a young woman's struggle with her history of sexual abuse in a society that places high value on sexual attractiveness, received a special screening at the US Women in Psychology Conference, a Leo Award, Special Jury Prize at the Portland International Short-Short Film Festival and the Legacy Award, Women in Film Festival Vancouver. The film was funded by The Canada Council for the Arts. Thompson describes it as, "a silent film that speaks through a series of post-structuralist and surrealist signifiers in conversation."

The triptych of shorts Ms. Thompson wrote and directed titled, Alyssa, about a young woman coming to terms with her diagnosis and undergoing chemo, thereby forfeiting her ability to have children, was acknowledged as an outstanding initiative by the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. It stars Rhonda Dent and Gabrielle Rose of The Sweet Hereafter.

Producing career[edit]

She is the President of Little Wolf Productions – 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.[2] Some projects include:

Great Bear, (doc 18 min). In partnership with Telus Optik and Heiltsuk and Kitasoo/Xai'Xais Nations. A Coastal First Nations led collaboration with researchers from leading academic universities provides remarkable insights into the importance of bears and other keystone species to the ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest. Director/Cinematographer, Bruce Marchfelder.

Spirit Bear, (doc 15 min). In partnership with Telus Optik. Discover how the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Nation is revitalizing their community and demonstrating how sustainable practices can succeed economically, environmentally and culturally. Available on Vimeo.

Montaña de Luz, (doc 45 min). It is an uplifting story about a Honduran orphanage that cares for children living with HIV. The film premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and was Winner of the Heartland Film Festival's Crystal Heart Award (an award which "honors filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life").[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Stacey
1999 Coffee Lucy Short film
2000 Shanghai Noon Margie
2002 Hellraiser: Hellseeker Tawny Video
2002 Deadly Little Secrets Stacy
2007 Will of the Wisp Nora Short film
2009 Alien Trespass Lana
2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Lena Video
2012 Barricade Leah Shade


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Breaker High Jenny "That Lip-Synching Feeling"
1997 Death Game Tori TV film
1998 Perfect Little Angels Justine Freedman TV film
1999 Cold Feet Valerie "Girls' Night Out, Boys' Night In"
1999 Night Man Morgan "Spellbound"
1999 Viper Rita Brooks "Of Course, It's a Miracle"
1999 Don't Look Behind You Mary TV film
2000 Secret Agent Man Ellen "Supernaked"
2001 Big Sound Sherry "New Dog, Old Tricks"
2001 Freedom Alice Kramer "Return"
2001 UC: Undercover Mona "City on Fire"
2001 Special Unit 2 Heather "The Beast"
2002 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Stacey Gilmore 1 episode
2003 Just Cause Kim Dayton "Dying to Be Thin"
2003 Andromeda Azazel "Point of the Spear"
2003 John Doe Cara "Shock to the System"
2003 Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster, AA Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster Amy TV film
2004 Cold Squad Carmen Janega "Girlfriend in a Closet"
2005 Cold Squad Carmen Janega "Mr. Bad Example"
2005 Terminal City Tamara TV miniseries
2005-2007 4400, TheThe 4400 Devon Moore Recurring role
2006 Killer Instinct Karin "She's the Bomb"
2006 Godiva's Donna "Dead Flowers"
2006 Supernatural Ann Telesca "Provenance"
2006 Blade: The Series Glynnis "The Evil Within", "Sacrifice", "Turn of the Screw"
2006 In Her Mother's Footsteps Gina Byrnes TV film
2006 Secrets of Comfort House, TheThe Secrets of Comfort House Missy TV film
2006 Smallville Gia "Fade"
2007 Painkiller Jane Vivian Nash "The League"
2007 Perfect Child Monica TV film
2007 Blood Ties Lexia "Bugged"
2007 Flash Gordon Azura "Secrets and Lies"
2008 Flash Gordon Azura "Revolution: Part 2"
2010 Trace of Danger, AA Trace of Danger Jenna TV film
2011 Fringe Sara Downey "Concentrate and Ask Again"
2011 Sanctuary Fallon "Pax Romana", "Into the Black", "Uprising"
2011 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series Marla
"Scary Mary: Parts 1 & 2"
2012 How to Fall in Love Claire Russell TV film
2014 Happy Face Killer Cora Jesperson TV film
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Karyn "Dark of Night"
2014 Heavenly Match Marjorie Cline TV film
2014 Christmas Shepherd, TheThe Christmas Shepherd Beth TV film
2015 Watch Your Back Louise Hampshire TV film
2015 Motive Bridget Vinton "Pilot Error"


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