VisJuelles Productions Inc.

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 Previous Projects

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


PLACEnta

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.




See link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ErMWj2v9ps


Alien Night
2013 - Short Film 

Writer Zainab Amadahy
Director Jules  Koostachin 
Producer by Heather Wakeling


Awakened in the night by an explosion, retired Professor Yvette Bouchard and handyman Milton Hicks must decide whether the person that turns up at their door is a terrorist, and injured woman in  need of assistance or … an alien.                                                                         See link:  http://aliennight.com/cast/zainab-amadahy/


Remembering Inninimowin
2010, Feature Documentary film 

Masters Thesis -  Documentary Media at Ryerson University 

Remembering Inninimowin is a two-year-long documentary film project on the personal journey of a Cree woman, Jules Koostachin, a member of Attawapiskat First Nation, as she starts to remember her first language, Inninimowin (Cree).

For Purchase: 
V Tape Distributions, Toronto

Photo by Summer Faith Garcia







NiiPii

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

AskiBOYZ 
2011/17 - Episodic Television Series
Co-produced with Big Soul Productions

This series is a look at the urban/rural Indigenous youth experience.

Two urbanized Cree youth explore their culture by visiting several Ontario First Nation communities and learning to live off the land.


Please visit: Askiboyz.com





To purchase selected films by Jules A. Koostachin, contact V Tape at: http://www.vtape.org/