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reGENERATIVE MEDIA PROJECTS

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Meet our first portfolio of nine projects

We match brand dollars with relational impact investments to finance transformative projects.

To learn more about the reGEN investment fund, please contact charlene@regenimpactmedia.com.

 

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NIKA & The FireDancer

Charlene SanJenko, reGEN media

Feature film, in pre-production.

Nika, Cher & CJ are continually challenged by intimidation identity, and abandonment but ultimately find healing through a return to spiritual integration of blood memory and energetic wholeness.

The story of NIKA & The FireDancer weaves together several characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades in a brave coming home tale where ancient wisdom integrates into current time and pain points are touched to heal the past - to heal the future.

Charlene SanJenko, Indigenous author, impact entrepreneur, and emerging filmmaker, believes that media has the power to heal and stories can lift to shift the narrative what we believe is possible for our lives. 

This project is anticipated to be released in 2024.

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Remaining Native

SCHH Films, reGEN media.

Feature Documentary Film (in production)

The feature documentary Remaining Native tells the story of Ku Stevens, 18, who runs the 50-mile escape route his great grandfather took as he fled from Indian boarding school at only 8 years old - an act of remembrance and reconciliation comes at the wake of the first federal investigation into the legacy and impacts of Indian boarding schools.

Directing the film is Paige Bethmann, a Haudenosaunee director and producer based in Reno, Nevada. Over the last 10 years, Paige has worked in non fiction television for various digital and broadcast networks such as Vox Media, Facebook, YouTube Originals, USA and NBC.

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Loving Goliath

The Goliath Foundation, Charlene SanJenko.

Integrated Media Series - Podcast, Interactive Web, upcoming Episodic Series & Book (ongoing) 

Loving Goliath is a show about finding love for the monster within us all. Discussions include topics such as anxiety and stress, suicide, overcoming breakups and finding a sense of purpose.

The Loving Goliath podcast is hosted by father-daughter duo Ben & Willow Smith of The Goliath Foundation, which set out in 2013 to help promote mental wellness and movement for men following the journey of founder Ben Smith from self-loathing to self-love. 

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500 Days in the Wild

Dianne Whelan, Charlene SanJenko

Feature documentary, in post-production.

On July 1, 2015, in St. John’s NL, filmmaker Dianne Whelan began a solo 3-year pilgrimage across The Great Trail to create her next feature documentary – 500 Days in the Wild. Dianne’s unexpected & sometimes-humourous misadventures contrast with her profound awakenings. Her journey on the trail combines with stories of the land, people and communities she passes through. 

500 Days is an unfolding story that will ebb and flow between documentary and adventure film, taking us into the realm of myth, fable, and legend.

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OMYGOD

TinaOLife, Charlene SanJenko.

Live Solo Show (performed in April 2021)

A mythical and redemptive tale about the women we burned, the babies we buried & the Gods we worship.

Tina Overbury is a storyteller, performer, and a professional listener who works with narrative and story structure as a vehicle for human connection. Her work is rooted in Myth, Mysticism, and the practice of personal faith. She is devoted to global reconciliation through the exploration of origin stories, sharing our oral history, landbased knowing, and a continued focus on communication as a sacred practice.

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Coming Home

Charlene SanJenko, reGEN media

Documentary (short) in production, accompanying long-form podcast series, and talk-back community healing circles

Coming Home is an one-off short documentary profiling a seven-term First Nations Chief, Wayne Christian. Hosted by adult-adoptee and foster care survivor, Charlene SanJenko, from the same home community and filmed in the scenic Shuswap Valley of rural British Columbia. Coming Home is a multi-sensory exploration of conversation, cultural practices, and reciprocal care dedicated to reconciliation-in-action by prioritizing courageous dialogue that heals one person, one family, and one community at a time.

Charlene would like to extend thanks to former Chief Wayne Christian for sharing his story, and to the production team: Ecko Aleck, Liz Marshall, Madeline Archibald, Sharon Marshall, and Willow Smith.

Coming Home is anticipated to be released in Spring 2024. 

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Hammond Castle

Naomi McDougall Jones, reGEN media.

Feature film, in development.

A 7-month pregnant, failed actress becomes entangled with the power-hungry ghost of a long forgotten inventor hell-bent on reclaiming fame. He draws her into a glamorous, ghost-filled fantasy and, together, they hatch a dangerous plan to secure both their legacies … at a terrible cost.

Hammond Castle is a magical realism film from writer/actress Naomi McDougall Jones, directing team Nat & Veronica Moonhill, and producers Lindsay Lanzillotta (The Invitation, The Vicious Kind) and Jack Lechner (Blue Valentine, The Fog of War, Good Will Hunting), in partnership with reGEN media. The film is slated to shoot in March 2023 in the real-life home and museum of inventor/party boy John Hays Hammond, Jr in Gloucester Massachusetts.

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GATHER FOR HER

PowHERhouse, reGEN media.

Virtual conversation series, active biweekly.

 
Weekly interactive conversations of Whole Leadership. 
 
GATHER for HER is a weekly, intentional and explorational web series and podcast featuring Indigenous and non-Indigenous changemakers that are leading right now. The intention is to listen, harvest and develop trust in each other as we follow the collective wisdom between us all to change the narrative for H.E.R., Human Expansion Realized. We GATHER each Wednesday at 8am PT.
 
Anyone can participate in the guest conversations live on our LinkedIn Page.
 
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To Be Announced

Stay tuned for updates from new projects!

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Turtle Island Creative Impact Coalition

Bringing together filmmakers, storytellers, and creators to explore new pathways of possibility across Turtle Island.

The Turtle Island Creative Impact Coalition is an Indigenous-led initiative to coordinate communication, access, and opportunities across Turtle Island where creativity, innovation for impact; regenerative media, and reconciliation-focused, restorative, rural community economic development intentionally intersect.

Powerful players are moving into this space. Join them.

The 2021 Canadian federal budget allocated $13 million dollars per year over three years to support screen-based content made by First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Peoples. The TELUS Fund has committed over $25M to more than 100 projects since 2013. Investors Group recently partnered to produce an episodic series for women entrepreneurs featuring Manjit Minhas.

Philanthropists and global influencers are also entering this space. Melinda Gates recently announced a nonfiction publishing imprint with Flatiron Books, a division of MacMillon. The Obamas, Clintons, and Prince Harry & Meghan Markle have all started production companies dedicated to media that go beyond entertainment to lift and shift society.

Powerful players are moving into this space, and we invite you to join them.

reGEN media is proud to be affiliated with the following creative collaborators