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Jeremy Emerson

Region: 
North Slave
Community: 
Yellowknife
Phone: 
(867) 445-6019
Address: 
3509 Ingraham Drive
3509 Ingraham Drive
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2E8

Artist Story

For me, being a filmmaker is the opportunity to create a window into the subject’s world so the viewer has a snap shot into the narrative and can imagine they are right there. Whether I am creating music videos or producing a documentary, there is always a unique story to discover, and it is my job to share it.

I went to high school in Fort Smith, NT. After going to school out of the territory, I came to Yellowknife in 2008 for a job as the executive director of Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP), a co-operative for filmmakers. As a filmmaker in the NWT, you really learn to do it all. This integrated approach gives me a strong sense of the final product as I helped it come to life right from the start.

WAMP has grown exponentially over the last several years. The organization orchestrates a weeklong International Film Festival, provides workshops, mentorship, provides equipment rental and produces a very popular 48-hour music video competition each year. WAMP fosters a collaborative mind frame for northern filmmakers. Certain necessities of living in the North have taught us all to become well-rounded filmmakers.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: October 6, 2015

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