Rezolution Pictures International is an Aboriginal-owned film and television production company based in Montreal. Since 2001, Rezolution Pictures has been at the forefront of Canada’s cultural landscape, having attracted over $25 million to develop and produce award-winning projects, including the Peabody Award-winning Reel Injun, which has been sold to countries around the world and received three Gemini awards in 2010.
The Screen Actors Guild of America sent copies of Reel Injun to numerous Casting Association across the United States to use as a reference when casting Native characters in their films. Consequently, Reel Injun has had a significant impact in helping eliminate Native stereotypes in movies produced by the Hollywood film industry.
Rezolution’s latest productions include the 13 X half hour dramatic comedy series Mohawk Girls, which aired on APTN and Rogers’ OMNI in 2014-2015 and which is currently in development on its fourth season, as well as the internationally-financed feature documentary Rumble, set to air on Superchannel and PBS.
Rezolution’s projects have stimulated the economy in Native communities by helping create jobs and training in the film industry, injecting over $1 million in cultural development and production infrastructure.
In addition Rezolution’s productions have collectively won 15 awards, including The Peabody Award, Five Gemini awards, two Golden Sheaf Awards and The Colin Low Award for best Canadian Documentary at Doxa. In addition, they have entertained audiences worldwide, securing broadcasts in Canada with Superchannel, APTN, OMNI, TVO, CBC, RDI, ARTV, Tele-Québec, in the U.S. with FNX, and Vision Maker, and internationally with ARTE.
Catherine Bainbridge, Director/ Writer/ Executive Producer/ Producer, on RUMBLE, and Co-founder of Rezolution Pictures, has an accomplished career in media. She has brought her signature enthusiasm and passion for storytelling to countless documentary, drama, comedy, and interactive media projects, notably the Peabody award-winning documentary “Reel Injun”, about Native stereotypes in Hollywood films. Her role as Director on RUMBLE encapsulates her love and devotion to music, history, politics, and bringing important Indigenous stories to the mainstream.
Born in James Bay and raised in the Cree community of Chisasibi, Ernest Webb has devoted his life to telling the stories of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples across all media. Co-founder of Rezolution Pictures with Catherine Bainbridge in 2001, Webb began by making documentaries about small Aboriginal communities, in his words, ‘Telling peoples’ stories, stories that might not otherwise have been told, by people that might not have been heard before.’ Committed to this ethos, the company made several films inspired by his home community with Webb directing and/or co-directing; these include Cree Spoken Here, The Last Explorer, and Down the Mighty River. With Rezolution’s increasing success, Webb has led the charge as Rezo branched out into series, such as the highly successful comedy Mohawk Girls, recently nominated for 4 Canadian Screen awards, and the popular documentary series Indians and Aliens, which he directs and hosts. Along with the team at Rezolution, he continues to produce top calibre documentaries such as the Peabody-winning Reel Injun and the highly anticipated Rumble. With the creation of Minority Media in 2010, Webb brought his passion for Aboriginal stories into the gaming world, with Spirits of Spring, co-created with gaming visionary Vander Caballero. Currently in development on Dirty Red Boys with director Jeff Barnaby, Webb continues to inspire by bringing meaningful indigenous stories to the screen, honouring past and future generations.