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Jeremy Podeswa (b. 1962 in Toronto, Ontario) is an award-winning Canadian/American film and television director. He is best known for directing the television shows Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck, The Tudors, and Queer as Folk. He has also written several films.



Jeremy Podeswa was born in 1962 in Toronto, Ontario. His father was a painter, and the only one of his immediate family to make it out of the Nazi camps alive.[1] Podeswa graduated from the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies (now the AFI Conservatory) in 1984.[2] He is openly gay.[3]


Podeswa was given two Genie Awards in 2000 as Best Director of The Five Senses, which was awarded Best Picture.[4]


Episodes from:


  • David Roche Talks to You About Love (1983)
  • Nion (film) (1984)
  • The Revelations of Becka Paulsen (1985)
  • In the Name of Bobby (1985)
  • Standards (1992)
  • Walls (1993)
  • Caveman Rainbow (1993)
  • Eclipse (1995)
  • The Five Senses (1999)
  • 24fps (2000)
  • Touch (2001)
  • Fugitive Pieces (2007)


  1. ^ Scott, Alec (September 2007), "The Prodigal Son", Toronto Life,, retrieved 2008-03-19  
  2. ^ Allon, Yoram; Cullen, Del; Patterson, Hannah (2002), Contemporary North American Film Directors, Wallflower Press, p. 425, ISBN 1903364523  
  3. ^ "Sundown at Sundance & More",, February 1, 2000,, retrieved 2008-03-19  
  4. ^ "Jeremy Podeswa" ( – Scholar search), Northern Stars,, retrieved 2008-03-15  

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