Ekran Talks with Polish-Canadian filmmaker Mars Horodyski

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Ekran Talks with Polish-Canadian filmmaker Mars Horodyski

Mars Horodyski is a Canadian Comedy Award-winning director whose series credits include the Emmy Award winning PBS series Odd Squad, the Amazon series Dino Dana, Nickolodeon’s Star Falls, the BBC/DHX series The Next Step, the hit web series Carmilla and CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Her first feature film Ben’s at Home (which she directed, co-wrote and produced) has played over a dozen festivals and won several awards. The film was released theatrically in Canada and will air on Netflix in Fall 2017.

Ben’s at Home also screened at the 7th Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival in 2015.

Mars immigrated to Canada from Poland at a young age. Recently, Ekran caught up with her discuss how her Polish background has influenced her as a filmmaker.