Atsushi Sugimoto

Atsushi Sugimoto, Local Videographer & Photographer from Arctic Media Creation, based in Whiteho

David Curtis

David is an off-grid dwelling commercial fisher, carpenter and artist who has had the honour and privilege of living in Dawson City, within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in traditional territory, Yukon since 1998.David’s work focuses on the associative possibilities between form, subject and meaning, and is predicated on the idea that poetry, passion and humility are not only important to being human, but essential to our survival. Sovereign Soil is David’s first feature documentary and is part of a planned triptych of works exploring the intimacies, paradoxes and cultures of his community’s evolving relationship to its lands, flora and fauna.

Naomi Mark

Naomi Mark spent the majority of her twenties crafting stories for screen in both drama and documentary. Influenced by her upbringing in Northern Canada Naomi has produced and directed a wide variety of content including music videos, commercials, short films, experimental films and short and long form documentaries.Naomi has produced and directed films for CBC, Knowledge Network and Northwestel Community TV. Her recent work includes co-directing and producing the short fiction film Grey Mountain, the short documentary Underdog and producing the critically acclaimed feature documentary Aim for the Roses. How to Bee, a 2019 feature film for Knowledge Network is Naomi’s feature debut.

Neil MacDonald

Born and raised in the Yukon, Neil began making movies as a young boy. He is an alumnus of the UBC Film Program and the National Screen Institute. Neil spent over a decade working in the Vancouver Film Industry as a DOP and Lighting Technician on projects such as The Killing, The Twilight Saga, and Tron Legacy. In 2010 Neil returned home and focused on Producing and Directing. He has Directed commercials, music videos, and episodes of Hors Des Sentier Battus for TV5 and Gold Rush for Discovery Channel. Neil has also worked as an Assistant Producer and Location Producer on Gold Rush and was a Producer on A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 staring Michael J. Fox.

Marty O'Brien

Marty O’Brien is an Australian filmmaker based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Marty has worked in the film industry for the past 8 years creating emotive, education and engaging documentary, scripted and commercial content. Marty’s first long form documentary the award winning film, Camera Trap was released in 2017 and has since screened at Hot Docs International Film Festival as well as over 15 international festivals.Focusing primarily on producing, cinematography and directing, Marty has worked with a wide range of clients that include Mountain Equipment Co-op, Yukon Travel, CBC, Patagonia, CPAWS and Green Peace.

Vivian Belik

Vivian Belik is a recent graduate of Ryerson University's Masters in Documentary Media program. She got her start as a journalist, first for newspapers and magazines and then as a freelancer for CBC North. Her short thesis documentary, Tracing Lillian, was given an award of distinction and premiered at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. She is currently a participant in the DOC Institute's Breakthrough Program for emerging documentarians and is developing a feature documentary about guaranteed income in Canada. She splits her time between Whitehorse and Toronto.

Andrew Connors

Andrew has directed and written short and medium length film and television productions that have been screened on CBC Newsworld, Bravo! and at film festivals around the world.He is the Artistic Director of the Yukon Film Society and the Festival Director of the Available Light Film Festival.

Suzanne Crocker

Suzanne Crocker, Yukon filmmaker, switched careers from rural family physician to filmmaker in 2009.  All The Time In The World (2014), Suzanne’s first feature length documentary, won 22 Festival Awards from around the world including 9 Audience Choice Awards. The film won Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival and Top 20 Audience Picksat Hot Docs. It has screened on every continent, in over 25 countries and been translated into 12 languages. Theatrically released in Canada, USA and internationally. Broadcast in Canada (Super Channel) and internationally including NHK Japan. It continues to screen around the world. 

Atsushi Sugimoto

Atsushi Sugimoto is a local Videographer & Photographer, based in Whitehorse since 2011, Originally from Tokyo Japan.

He began traveling to northern wild places including Yukon. Themes of his works are focusing on not only wildlife but also landscapes and lifestyle since at the age of 20. Atsushi used to work for the commercial photography industry as fashion, events, merchandise, etc during his 20's in Japan.

Winner of First Light Image Festival Photo Contest in 2019.

Teresa Earle

Producer, editor and writer Teresa Earle is working on her third film, a co-production with the National Film Board. She produced and edited Journeys to Adäka and Aurora Love, and she’s working on three digital media projects, with two more films in development. She’s a seasoned creative professional with 20 years of experience producing projects as diverse as films, books, websites and exhibits. Prior to starting a production company, Teresa worked as a writer and communications consultant. She’s authored hundreds of articles and was a science columnist. Teresa is co-president of Screen Production Yukon Assn. Fritz and Teresa live in Whitehorse with their two daughters in a house they built together.

Kerry Barber

Kerry Barber is part Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation from Dawson City, Yukon Territory. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Video + Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Her film My Indian Bum and Dear Hatetts is what she is well known for. Recently, she did a short installation piece for the Dawson City Arts Society Members Show, Spruce Gum.Dear Hatetts has won 3 awards, the President’s Media Award for Best Live Action, the Saralee James Memorial Award at Emily Carr University and the Jury Prize at the Breakthroughs Film Festival in Toronto. Barber makes documentaries that are serious in nature that end up humourous to lighten the load and to let you, the audience to breathe. She is currently writing a script for her next documentary.

Lulu Keating

Lulu Keating has a diverse and prolific practice in film and video crossing genres of fiction, animation, experimental and documentary. With pan-Canadian connections, from Halifax to Vancouver to Dawson City in the Yukon, Lulu remains a vital force in the creative community of artists working with the moving image.

Dan Sokolowski

Dan Sokolowski currently lives in Dawson City and is the producer of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. He has taught courses in 16mm filmmaking, animation and studio arts. He is currently a member of the Dawson City Arts Society and the Yukon Film Society. Dan's films have been shown at many film festivals and film events locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to his own films, Dan has worked on over 40 independent productions as cinematographer, animator, assistant director, lighting director and editor.

Max Fraser

Max Fraser is an independent Yukon filmmaker whose most recent production is Bond of Strangers – The OpHusky Digital Experience.  This 2017 digital media creation is an interactive website based on his 54-minute documentary film Bond of Strangers – The Operation Husky Story which was released in the fall of 2015.

Carol Geddes

Born in Teslin, Yukon, of the Inland Tlingit people, Carol’s first major film, Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief, won a Silver Medal for Educational Documentary in San Francisco and set her on an award-winning career in the industry. Since then Geddes, a now internationally acclaimed filmmaker and writer, has produced 25 documentary films and television programs.

Brendan Preston

Brendan is a freelance film professional based in his hometown of Whitehorse. He wears many industry hats, depending on the size and scope of the project. Since graduating from Vancouver Film School in 2010, he has been working in the film industry in Vancouver, Boston and the Yukon. His work can be seen on National Geographic Magazine/Channel, CTV, CBC Documentary Channel, Air Canada, Knowledge Network, ZDF Germany, Much Music, and countless online platforms. He brings to all his projects a creative, visually-orientated approach and works closely with clients and teams to deliver products that target their goals in an engaging and impactful manner.

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