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Jeremy Podeswa
Jeremy Podeswa
Personal details
Date of birth 1962
Birth place Ontario, Canada
Profession Motion picture director
IMDb 0687964
Boardwalk Empire
Role Director
First episode "Anastasia"
Last episode "A Man, A Plan..."
Credits 5 episodes (see below)

Jeremy Podeswa is a Canadian director. He is an episodic director for Boardwalk Empire and has helmed four episodes of the series. He directed the first season episode "Anastasia" in 2010, the second season episodes "The Age of Reason" and "Georgia Peaches" in 2011, and the third season episodes "Bone for Tuna" and "A Man, A Plan..." in 2012. He has worked in television for over a decade and has also directed for the HBO series Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, Rome, John from Cincinatti, The Pacific, True Blood, and The Newsroom.


Early life[]

His father was a painter, and the only one of his immediate family to make it out of the Nazi concentration camps alive. Podeswa graduated from Ryerson University's Film Studies program and the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies (now the AFI Conservatory).

Earlier career[]

He spent the 1980s and 1990s directing independent films. He began his career as a television director in 1996 with the Canadian series Traders.

He directed episodes for the first four seasons of the American remake of Queer as Folk from 2000 to 2004. The Chris Isaak Show (2001)

He began working for HBO as a director Six Feet Under in 2001. He helmed the first season episode "Life's Too Short". He returned to direct the second season episode "The Invisible Woman" in 2002. In 2003 he helmed the third season episode "The Trap". Also in 2003 he joined the crew of new HBO drama Carnivàle and directed the episodes "After the Ball Is Over" and "Hot and Bothered".

In 2004 he directed the episode "Parallel Play" for Six Feet Under season four. He also directed the episode "Totem Mole" for short-lived Fox drama Wonderfalls.

In 2005 he returned as a director for Carnivàle; helming the second season premiere "Los Moscos" and the fifth episode "Creed, OK". The show was canceled after the second season. He returned to Six Feet Under for that shows fifth and final season and directed the episode "Hold My Hand". He directed "Lagrimas de Oro" for the second season of showtime drama The L Word. He directed the episode "Ghost World" for the TNT Western mini-series Into the West. He directed "Utica" for new HBO historical epic Rome in 2005. Future Boardwalk Empire co-executive producer Eugene Kelly was also a co-executive producer on Rome. He also directed an episode of political drama Commander in Chief entitled "Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound Express" in 2005. Finally that year he directed two episodes for the third season of FX drama Nip/Tuck; "Granville Trapp" and "Ben White".

He had a relatively quiet 2006 directing just one episode of The Book of Daniel season one, "Betrayal".

In 2007 he returned to features to direct Fugitive Pieces. He also directed episodes for Showtime's Dexter, HBO's John from Cincinatti and FX's The Riches. He helmed "That Night, a Forest Grew" for the second season of Dexter, reuniting him with Six Feet Under star Michael C. Hall. He directed "His Visit: Day Six" for the short-lived new David Milch series John from Cincinatti. He directed "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" for comedy The Riches.

He spent late 2007 and early 2008 shooting episodes for the HBO World War II mini-series The Pacific. He directed three episodes for the series; part three "Melbourne"; part eight "Iwo Jima"; and the finale "Home". The series marked a second collaboration with Eugene Kelly, also a co-executive producer for The Pacific. It also marked a collaboration with Podeswa's contemporary, Tim Van Patten. Van Patten was doing his first production work as a supervising producer for The Pacific and would go on to be an executive producer on Boardwalk Empire.

He became a regular director for the Showtime historical drama The Tudors in 2008. He began the second season helming the first two episodes "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Tears of Blood".

In 2009 he returned to The Tudors to direct a four episode stretch for the third season from the sixth episode "Problems in the Reformation", through "Search for a New Queen" and "Protestant Anne of Cleves", to the ninth episode "The Undoing of Cromwell". Also in 2009 he directed "Where the Sidewalk Ends" for season five of the showtime comedy Weeds.

In 2010 The Pacific finally aired. Podeswa also directed for two other series before Boardwalk Empire that year; "Sixth and the Final Wife" and "As It Should Be" for the fourth and final season of The Tudors; and "Keep the Ends Out" and "The Outsider" for short-lived AMC espionage drama Rubicon.

Boardwalk Empire[]

Podeswa joined the crew of Boardwalk Empire as a director for the first season in 2010. He directed the fourth episode "Anastasia".

He returned as a director for the second season in 2011 and directed two further episodes; the sixth episode "The Age of Reason"; and the tenth episode "Georgia Peaches".

He remained a director for the third season in 2012 and directed the third episode "Bone for Tuna" and the tenth episode "A Man, A Plan...".

During Boardwalk Empire[]

Between the first and second season of Boardwalk Empire Podeswa also directed episodes for the HBO drama True Blood and the Starz historical drama series Camelot and The Borgias.

Between the second and third seasons of Boardwalk Empire he directed an episode of the new HBO drama The Newsroom and a second season episode of the Showtime drama Homeland.



Season 1 credits
Boardwalk Empire The Ivory Tower Broadway Limited Anastasia
Nights in Ballygran Family Limitation Home Hold Me in Paradise
Belle Femme The Emerald City Paris Green A Return to Normalcy
Season 2 credits
21 Ourselves Alone A Dangerous Maid What Does the Bee Do?
Gimcrack & Bunkum The Age of Reason Peg of Old Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Battle of the Century Georgia Peaches Under God's Power She Flourishes To the Lost
Season 3 credits
"Resolution" "Spaghetti and Coffee" "Bone for Tuna" "Blue Bell Boy"
"You'd Be Surprised" "Ging Gang Goolie" "Sunday Best" "The Pony"
"The Milkmaid's Lot" "A Man, A Plan..." "Two Imposters" "Margate Sands"


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