Message from Jules A. Koostachin
My selected work begins with my journey in 2006 as a mature student in film and media, and in choosing to share my student films (in the link below) supports my belief that we all need to start from somewhere... I started from scratch.
To be honest when I witness my previous work, I acknowledge my inexperience as a filmmaker, and I'm sure you will as well. At the time when I produced my student work, I was very proud of myself. I was pleased that I was finally in a place where I could fulfill my dreams as an media artist.
In 2006, I left my job as a senior manager in a women's shelter, and decided to go back to school - I started with part time film courses George Brown College in Toronto.
In the summer of 2008, I enrolled in Ryerson University Film Intensive program, and after graduating I commenced my Masters at Ryerson University's Documentary Media Program with four young children at home.
I am so happy that I faced my fears and took a chance!
See Link: https://vimeo.com/122184662
2012, Short Documentary
PLACEnta is the sharing between a mother, her daughter and a midwife of the re-discovery of First Nations traditional childbirth teachings.
Short Experimental Film, 2012
Produced with the support of ImagineNative, Charles Street Video and the Banff Centre.
Trapped in a dream state, a Cree woman faces her fears through the traditional water teachings of her culture.
For Purchase: V Tape Distributions, Toronto
Photo by Summer Faith Garcia
Alive with Breath
2011/17 - Multi-Media Installation
Featuring five (5) residential school warriors
This multi-media installation provides a platform to understanding the lives of Moshkegowok (Cree) Elders before they were sent to Residential School.
Please contact VisJuelles Productions Inc. if interested in presenting this installation in your gallery space, event, and/or school.
Installation funded by the Ontario Arts Council
Photo Artist: Summer Faith Garcia