ORANGE DAISY PROJECT
Writer, Director, Editor, Tour Leader
Madison Thomas is a Ojibwe/Metis filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Madison recently became a featured Ted Talks speaker. Despite her youth, Madison is continuing work she has done for years mentoring at-risk youth.
Her first film Worlds on Fire was selected for the 2009 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival and was nominated for "Best Youth Talent." Her short film "Bound" written and produced while studying in Prague, Czech Republic also earned Thomas a "Best Director" nomination at the school's annual film festival. Madison has studied filmmaking at the University of Winnipeg receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 2012 and in 2011 was accepted into Prague Film School's summer program. The first Canadian to attend in five years and the first Aboriginal person to ever be accepted into the program. Madison's first feature film This Is Why We Fight, a gritty post apocalyptic set in Winnipeg premiered at LA's Indiefest in 2013 and won an award of excellence. In the fall of 2014 Madison represented her hometown as she competed in CBC's Short Film Faceoff national competition series. Madison has partnered with Canadian cinematographer Andrew Luczenczyn and together they work under the company "Prairie Kid Productions". Madison recently edited Eagle Vision’s short film Hard Way Girl, and is a director/editor on the CBC/APTN series Taken, focusing on Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Madison currently has several short films, features, and series in various stages of development, production, and post, and is aggressively making her impact on world cinema one frame at a time.