THE SALMON'S CALL
A feature documentary from the eyes of Indigenous culture about the importance of salmon in relation to the people, water, land and wildlife. It's a perspective you haven't seen before from the West Coast through the Chilcotin to Northern British Columbia.
Hey Cuzzin is a comedy about Indigenous cousins and the special relationships they have with one another. The show primarily centers around Hannah, an anxious, fastidious writer phenom who starts a journey away from her family on the Shy Moose Rez and into the city to explore her destiny. Her cousins, who mean well, are often more of a detriment than an asset. But even when they knock her down, they’re right there to pick her up... because they just knocked her down.
Hey Cuzzin premiered in 2019 at imagineNATIVE Film Festival where Joy also did a Creator Talk, and it premiered in the US at LA Skins Fest where it played at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. In 2020 "Hey Cuzzin" screened at the UK Spirit Fest and was chosen by the Curators at the American Museum in the UK for Native American Heritage Month.
The Spinoff Series to Hey Cuzzin.
A city-raised Indigenous actor heads back to her Rez (Reservation) to learn more about the traditional way of life in order to prepare for a role in a new TV series. She is bringing her non-Indigenous boyfriend Blaine, to the Rez for the first time to meet her family, or rather her cousins.
COOKIES OR CRACK
When long kept secrets are exposed one night, for 17-year-old Angie nothing will ever be the same again. In a desperate attempt to escape after being beaten, Angie is forced to choose between her mother, Marie who causes constant turmoil, and her own well-being as well as that of her younger brother, David.
The script for Cookies or Crack was completed through the Women In Film and Television Vancouver Tricksters and Writers Program for Indigenous Women. Afterwards, the project also received support through the highly competitive CFC/Netflix Project Development Accelerator in 2021.
In an effort to protect themselves from media backlash, the Justice Department forms a task force to investigate the largest scandal in the city’s history, a tomb full of murdered Indigenous bodies.
TIME TO GET SALMON FARMS OUT OF DISCOVERY ISLANDS
First Nations leaders and scientists are expressing deep concern over the impacts of sea lice and viruses from these farms on migrating wild salmon.