Artists Holly Andersen, Heather Campbell, Ossie Michelin and Jennie Williams selected for first-ever Labrador Doc Project. NFB/LJH Films co-production gives emerging and established Nunatsiavummiut creators the opportunity to direct their own doc project in Nunatsiavut.
May 10, 2018 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
The National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio, and LJH Films, have announced the final participants in Labrador Doc Project—a new initiative for Inuit from, or based in, Labrador who have an interest in documentary storytelling.
The selected artists and their proposals are:
- Holly Andersen (Hebron Relocation), from Makkovik
- Heather Campbell (First Inuk Teacher), living in Ottawa, originally from Rigolet
- Ossie Michelin (Drum Dancers), living in Montreal, originally from North West River
- Jennie Williams (Nalujuk Night), living in Nain, originally from Happy Valley–Goose Bay
For complete details on these creators and their upcoming films, visit the NFB blog.
The development phase on these four projects begins now, with principal production to start this fall, and a projected launch in the summer of 2019.
Project organizers would like to thank the 17 people who made submissions and expressed interest in the Labrador Doc Project, and will be working to include them in these exciting new productions from Labrador.
The associate producer for Labrador Doc Project is Stephen Agluvak Puskas (NFB). The producers are Kat Baulu (NFB) and Latonia Hartery (LJH Films). Executive producer is Annette Clarke (NFB).
About the NFB
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