Ann Clayburn and her family quit their day jobs 10 years ago to pursue their dream of owning an Alpaca farm. Ann cares for 36 Alpacas, shearing their fur to make clothes and various products.
Give Lauren a grapefruit, and she’ll cut it into an image you didn’t know a grapefruit could become. This fruit artist takes your average fruit and vegetables and turns them into refreshing, playful works of art.
As a holistic nutritionist and co-owner of Nectar Juicery, Tori Holmes is passionate about spreading her excitement and knowledge of natural medicine. After rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and fighting off breast cancer, this nutritionist’s
Girlboss, Nicole Smith believes that memories are the best travel souvenir and she wants your vacation to be picture perfect. Her company, Flytographer, matches travelers with experienced photographers from all over the world to capture
Haida artist and carver Jaalen Edenshaw is passionate about craftsmanship, discovering the work of his ancestors, and delving into the Old Haida stories that connect him to the roots of his culture.
With less than five fluent speakers of the dialect left in the world, Jaskwaan Amanda Bedard’s life work is devoted to reawakening the Haida language.
HEART OF THE ARCTIC
Entrepreneur. Cultural ambassador. Guide. Canadian. There are many words that Kylik Kisoun Taylor now identifies with, but none came easily at first. It took returning to the North, and becoming re-rooted in his culture to get where he is today. Kylik’s story is the recipient of the Silver Dolphin at the Cannes Media and TV Awards.
FILMMAKER Grants Program
We sought out to showcase Canadian stories of human ambition, told by emerging filmmakers. From over 550 submissions, these are the 30 finalists who made the cut.
Andrew Szeto is a man that wears many hats on the daily. From turning recycled skateboards into coffee tampers to hanging out of helicopters at his day job in the Coast Guard to spending hours in his natural habitat at the skate park.
P.J. Marcellino did not start out as a filmmaker, but he was always a storyteller. Travelling to the northernmost confines of the world, as a young reporter, he went from school paper to school paper until he became a professional journalist.
Frustrated at the level of jiu jitsu in their town, brothers Matthew and Jean-Marc de Groot decide to start a jiu jitsu class. In the end, they built a gym that gains international success competing and winning in world championship events.