It Takes A Village To Raise A Banner
The Kitkatla Warriors senior men's team brought gold home from the 2018 All Native Basketball Tournament. It was the first time they won the tournament since 1964. "It Takes A Village To Raise A Banner" tells the story of their victory, the community that supports them, and the huge celebration they threw.
Kelly Robinson - 4D Carver Bringing it back home
This film features the journey Kelly Robinson, a carver, takes to towards bringing two masks to life and gifting them to his Nuxalk First Nation. This journey is also one of trying to respect the power and vitality behind his people's art and traditions. He is a successful and grateful commercial artist, but wanted to go deeper with these masks and honour the traditional life force that has sustained and guided his people for millennia. This film is under broadcast negotiations with APTN and cannot be shown until they are through.
Blunden Harbor Commentary Thomas Henderson
Prior to being forcibly relocated from their homelands, the 'Nakwaxda'xw Nation was fortunate enough to have some footage shot of their life in the homelands. This film features brilliant commentary I recorded from Chief Thomas Henderson Sr. This tour into the recent past is quite a pleasure. This film is currently under distribution negotiation and cannot be shown until they are through.
Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Herring Roe Harvest
In the spring of 2016 I headed out to Gwa'sala territory with my wife and a group of Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw fisheries crew members. We cut boughs, made long lines and set them. Four days later we headed back out to harvest our bounty. We all learned a great deal and enjoyed revitalizing this age old practice. This film is currently enjoy a successful film festival circuit and being featured at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.