2021 FILMA Alumni Roger Boyer

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Roger is the Executive Director of the Indigenous Filmmakers Association and one of the founders of the Indigenous Film Summit. His films have screened at numerous film festivals around the world, including the American Indian Film Festival, imagineNATIVE Film Festival, the Accra Indie Film Festival, the Native Spirit Film Festival, and the Gimli Film Festival. Roger is a writer, director, and producer.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Ryan Cooper

Ojibwe from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba

Ryan Cooper is a two-spirited, LGBTQ producer and graduate of the National Screen Institute's CBC New Indigenous Voices and Indigidocs programs. His work has screened at festivals around the world, and in 2021, he was named one of Playback’s Ten to Watch. He operates Rain Storm Productions and is focused on producing and writing contemporary, cultural & modern stories in an authentic way through scripted and factual storytelling.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Charley Flyte

Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge in South Dakota & Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario

Charley Flyte is writer, director, actor and artist who studied Film and Media Studies at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has written and directed two short films, and her latest script, “Charla”, was a finalist in the 2019 Sundance Native Filmmaker Fellowship Lab. She is passionate about creating Indigenous stories for Indigenous audiences.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Daniel Foreman

Métis from Alberta

Daniel started using video as a medium for his storytelling with music videos he helped create for his band in the mid-90's. Today he is an award-winning filmmaker whose experience spans across writing, directing, and producing. His films have screened at numerous film festivals including the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco and the Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles. His first feature film, "Abducted", inspired by the tragedy of the murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, will be released in 2021.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Monique Manatch

Algonquin from Barriere Lake in Quebec

Monique is the founder of Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations, which is dedicated to the skills development of Indigenous women and youth through the production media and arts. Over the past 20 years Monique has produced several documentaries about Indigenous issues. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Canadian Studies at Carleton University with a focus on the use and creation of arts in the Indigenous community.

2021 FILMBA Alumni MoniGarr

Onkwehonwe from the Akwesasne Indian Reservation in Ontario

MoniGarr is an XR producer and the founder of a small tech company based in Akwesasne that produces XR experiences (VR, AR, 360, video, animation, spatial audio). MoniGarr’s current projects focus on Kanien'kéha revival & retention through the use of motion capture and animation.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Michele Laguis

Kwakwaka'wakw from 'Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, BC

Michele has flourished in film and television, working in documentary-style programming, including three seasons of Police Files. Community connections and traditional teachings are extremely important to Michele and she works to ensure Indigenous voices are heard and upheld in all projects. Michelle is a graduate of Women in Film & Televison’s Tricksters & Writers screenwriting program.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Julia Rayanne

Cree & Saulteaux from Montana First Nation in Alberta

Julia is a graduate of the Motion Picture Arts program at Capilano University, where she focused predominantly in screenwriting and producing. Since then, she has worked on multiple projects including shorts, a web series, and a feature film, all of which have confirmed her passion for producing and creating connections.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Kaitlyn Redcrow

Cree from Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta

Kaitlyn is a graduate of the Indigenous Digital Filmmaking & Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts programs at Capilano University. Since graduating in 2019, she has produced several short films and is currently in development on a 5-episode web series while also continuing to work and collaborate with fellow artists to create authentic indigenous content.

2021 FILMBA Alumin Kelvin Redvers

Dene from Hay River, Northwest Territories

Kelvin is an award-winning producer whose experience spans across journalism, documentaries, and feature films. Along with projects that have screened internationally, he also co-created the Indigenous youth mental health organization, We Matter, through which he worked with Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and the Prime Minister's Office. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

Haida, Tsimshian, and Squamish Nations in British Columbia

Wayne is a well-respected and award-wining filmmaker. He was a producer, director, and writer for Bell Media/CTV’s “First Story”, one of Canada’s longest running Indigenous-focused television series, which ran for 15 seasons. He has also worked for APTN National News, CBC Radio, and CBC Television. Wayne is well connected to the Indigenous community and he takes pride in telling First Nations, Inuit and Metis stories. He is a graduate of the Indigenous Digital Filmmaking program at Capilano University.

2021 FILMBA Alumin Kelly Roulette

Kelly Roulette

Ojibwe from Long Plans First Nation in Manitoba

Kelly is an award-winning filmmaker, and former lawyer, whose work experience also includes theatre, radio, and broadcast television. In 2019, her first short film, “Sometimes She Smiles” premiered at the Victoria Film Festival and was subsequently shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Native Spirit Film Festival in London, UK. In 2020, Kelly’s short documentary, “My Mother My Rock” premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. It also played at the Spotlight Film Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, and was awarded the Excellence in Filmmaking Award. It has since been chosen by numerous festivals worldwide.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Eva Thomas

Eva Thomas 

Ojibwe, Tohono O’odham, Cherokee and Scottish from Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario

Eva was recently one of five participants selected for the Women in View – Five in Focus: Indigenous. Previously she was selected for the 2018 LA SKINS Native American Feature Film Lab in Los Angeles, the 2019 Telefilm Talent-to-Watch Program, and the 2020 Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative. She and her writing partner Darren Anthony were also selected for the 2020 NSI Totally Television Program for their project, “Dwayne Has Issues” which is currently in development with CBC. Eva is a graduate of the imagineNATIVE/Harold Greenburg Indigenous Story Editing Program and has served as a story editor for Women in Film & Television’s Tricksters & Writers screenwriting program.

2021 FILMBA Alumni Colin Van Loon

Colin Van Loon

Blackfoot from Piikani Nation in Alberta

Colin is the Operations Manager for the Indigenous Matriarchs 4 AR/VR media lab (IM4-Lab), a leading VR/AR project to increase Indigenous representation in emerging XR fields. He sits on Telefilm Indigenous Working Group and is a Frames Film Program board member. Community centred, he aims to elevate the voices and stories of Indigenous peoples whether it is creating spaces for youth works or through his company Blackfoot Nation Films and collaborations with other Indigenous artists including the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Trevor Soloway, and the late Taran Kootenhayoo. Colin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University.


Have a question for Continuing Studies?

Continuing Studies

CapU Lonsdale
250-125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V7L 0G5
604 984 4901


Your cart: 0




Your cart is empty