Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
I was born and grew up in Edmonton, AB / Treaty 6 Territory. I now live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territory in North Vancouver, BC.
First film you made, and where and when?
1999 Bug (10 mins) in Brooklyn, NY where I lived at the time. It’s made with 6000 insect wings and bug parts collected in Kenya and New York taped onto 16mm film with some optical printing. Bit messy for projectors.
Latest film you made, and where and when?
Besides this one, Seeing Her (2020) silent hand-processed S16 colour reversal animation of my great-grandmother’s amauti and beadwork. I created it in the Griffin Art Projects summer residency in North Vancouver.
Describe your current living space.
A daughter, a dog and a lot of books.
What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
In the history of cinema whose isolation move would you want to see?
Worst thing about being in isolation?
heads inside of boxes on screens. lack of equality.
Best thing about being in isolation?
Time to be with my daughter, take care of myself and make work accessible to more community (via heads inside of boxes on screens).
People recognizing that there is a lot about the way we live in the world that needs to change.
Festivals and programming from elsewhere that is now available to all.
Favourite book to read in isolation?
Stories in a New Skin by Keavy Martin.
Favourite movies to watch in isolation?
Greetings from Isolation and all the amazing festivals from other places that are online now.