He has directed and produced numerous of short docs, including OIL IN EDEN and PRIMEVAL: ENTER THE INCOMAPPLEUX. SHADOW TRAP, his first narrative film, premiered at the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival and launches on Crave in May, 2020.
As a journalist, he was the co-founder and publisher of the online journal The Common Sense Canadian and his writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Desmog Canada (Now the Narwhal), and The Tyee.
In 2018 Michael received an award for Best Editor for Documentary Short at the London International Film Makers festival in London, England. He has also worked as a director and/or DoP on several Television series for Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN), including MOOSEMEAT AND MARMALADE. He is Co-Director of Photography for Knowledge Network’s epic historical documentary series, BRITISH COLUMBIA — A HISTORY – currently in production. Michael is a Tahltan, Bear Laker Gitxsan, French, Scottish and is passionate about Indigenous storytelling.
SA’O DA’A ESD?NDECH (Tell me a Story) (2017)
DAH TSIYE KEHKE (Our Grandfather's Footprints) (2014)
He was co-cinematographer on Mark Achbar’s THE CORPORATION, E.P./Co-writer on Damien Gillis’s and Fiona Rayher’s FRACTURED LAND, and has MA’s in Immunology and Cinema. His publications include two articles for Contemporary Aesthetics and a book chapter in Robert Wilson from Within (Arts Arena, American University, Paris).
From the Canadian Arctic to Kurdish Iraq, from Chiapas, Mexico to Acholi, Uganda, Vince’s eye is drawn to patterns in the complex, to stories that illuminate the human condition. No matter the project, collaboration is central to his approach.
Vince’s work has shown at festivals around the world and won numerous awards, including Audience Favorite and Best Cinematography. It has aired on Discovery Channel, Super Channel, Spike TV, MTV, TSN and CityTV. When not working he lives in Vancouver, Canada.
This led him to scoring a diverse range of productions in documentary (FRACTURED LAND, THE BACKWARD CLASS, WIZARD MODE); feature film (AIR, HOLLOW IN THE LAND, HELLO DESTROYER); and series. After scoring Season 1 of DOGS for Netflix, he and his composing partner Johannes Winkler are currently working on Season 2, along with Hulu's HARDY BOYS.
Edo is constantly pushing the boundaries of music and sound innovation. Following a residency at the 4D Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, Hungary, he has co-developed a conceptual, immersive sound-therapy programme for meditation and trauma recovery in Vancouver: Inscapes Spatial Sound. The project includes Lobe, a ground-breaking spatial sound studio in the heart of Vancouver’s Strathcona district.
Other recent works include: KIINALIK: THESE SHARP TOOLS (DORA Award for Best Sound Design for Theatre 2018); BIIDAABAN (The Dawn Comes) – short animated film by Amanda Strong (TIFF premiere); and the Ka:hawai Dance Company production of BLOODTIDES.
Cris has performed and collaborated with some of Canada's elite musicians, including Buffy Sainte Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Naomi Klein and A Tribe Called Red, Leanne Simpson, Lightning Dust, and e.s.l. to name a few – plus the incomparable Kanye West. Cris obtained a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at the University of British Columbia and shared the title of Principal Cellist with the UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Simon’s story belongs to his descendants. Our team has been entrusted with a great responsibility to share this story with the world and we will continue to work hand-in-hand with Harvey and Gilbert as we develop it into a series.
Jerome brings all of these elements to the team as he works with us to research and craft a dramatic series based on the story of Simon Gunanoot.
For the past five years, she's been working at her dream job: historical interpretation in Barkerville, BC - playing a person who actually lived, within their environment, and interacting with the public. This proved highly valuable in designing the period costumes of SHADOW TRAP – many of the actors being those with whom Michelle works every season in Barkerville.
Being part of the SHADOW TRAP team has been a highlight of her design work, and she is honoured to be part of this incredible project.
A published poet, playwright, accomplished theatrical director, amateur historian, singer, and film and stage actor, Brendan may be best known for his seasonal work in Barkerville Historic Townsite as 1860’s Cariboo miner, Richard Goldsworthy, bringing living history to life for approximately 60,000 visitors a season as part of a world-class interpretive cast. Find more at www.imdb.me/brendanbailey
Working in the north was a formative experience, shaping Jonathan’s creative and collaborative approach to community-based film production. As lead producer and director of photography, Jonathan has completed three feature films with Isuma, including, MALIGLUTIT (Searchers) (2016), SGAAWAAY K’UUNA (Edge of the Knife) (2018), and ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF NOAH PIUGAUTTUK (2019), all of which have appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Jonathan has also completed numerous documentaries in both series and feature length formats for Canadian broadcast. He recently produced Isuma’s first live TV program, transmitting HD quality live video from remote locations in Nunavut online and through local TV stations. Jonathan was the lead producer of Isuma’s video art show in the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Currently, Jonathan is living in Squamish, BC with his family, and working with Isuma.
Drew has worked in the film industry for eight years across various departments: Locations, Props, Assistant Directing, Script Coordinating, Clearance Coordinating, Director’s and Producer’s Assistants – on several large productions: STAR TREK BEYOND, DEADPOOL, THE INTERVIEW, PRISON BREAK Season 5, ANOTHER LIFE Season 2, TIMELESS, PSYCHE, and SNOWPIERCER.
Drew hopes to honour the true story of Simon Gunanoot - an incredibly rich part of our history and proof of the unbreakable human spirit.