Hybrid feature film
Wilfred Buck centres on a Cree elder who’s been called the Indiana Jones of Indigenous star knowledge. Weaving together his harrowing past and his present life with sky stories, we move between the gutter and the stars to explore colonization’s impact on Indigenous ways of knowing.
Supported by Sandbox Films, Canada Media Fund, National Film Board of Canada, Bell Media’s Crave, Ontario Creates, Telefilm, Rogers Documentary Fund, Ford Foundation, APTN, Ted Rogers Hot Docs, and the Indigenous Screen Office.
Winner of 2021 Hot Docs Forum Best Canadian Pitch Prize
Writer / Director Lisa Jackson
Producers Lisa Jackson, Alicia Smith, Lauren Grant
Executive Producers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, David Christensen
Artwork: Matthew Borrett
Feature Animation for Adults
Based on true events in the 1940s, Mush Hole follows two sisters who must adapt to residential school and are torn apart when one becomes a model student and the other a rebel. A mass runaway in the dead of winter brings events to a head and the sisters realize that only by helping each other will they escape.
Supported by Telefilm, Harold Greenberg Fund, the Indigenous Screen Office.
Part of TIFF Writers Studio 2020 and ACE Producers Lab
Writer / Director Lisa Jackson
Producers Lauren Grant, Lisa Jackson
Door Number 3 Productions and Clique Pictures are working with Hot Docs Festival to produce a collection of commissioned short creative documentaries exploring civic engagement in Canada.
Learn more at Hot Docs
Producers Lisa Jackson, Lauren Grant
Multimedia Installation (Touring)
Transmissions Expanded is an online portal to educational materials related to the Transmissions art installation.
Transmissions is a three-part, 6000-square-foot immersive installation that extends Lisa’s investigation into the connections between land, language, and people, most recently with her virtual reality work Biidaaban: First Light.
Projections, sculpture, audio and film combine to create urban and natural landscapes that are eerie and beautiful and open up the complexity of thought systems embedded in Indigenous languages. Transmissions invites us to untether from our day-to-day world and imagine a possible future.
Premiered Vancouver, in September 2019 at the Milton Wong Theatre.
Part II previewed at imagineNATIVE 2017, where Unearthed was filmed in front of a live audience with improvised soundscape by Laura Ortman and Raven Chacon.
Artist Lisa Jackson
Producers Lori Lozinski, Clayton Baraniuk
Creative Director Alan Storey
Part 3 Landscapes Kelly Richardson
Cinematography Bob Aschmann, Lindsay George
Music Laura Ortman, Raven Chacon, Tosca Teran
Sound Design Shawn Cole
Editing / VFX Chroma Post
Feature Performer Jeneen Frei Njootli
Created with the support of Electric Company Theatre, Simon Fraser University, Violator Films, Moving Images Distribution and Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant.
“Jackson wants to unsettle us with her immersive imagery and soundscapes. The beauty of Biidaaban and now its ‘sister project’ Transmissions is that they can be interpreted in so many ways. As a sheer sensory experience, they are beautiful, haunting works.”
– The Georgia Straight
“Transmissions gets inside of you, as much as you are inside of it… her work is imbued with a febrile brand of hope.”
– The Tyee
“Transmissions weaves together an incredible number of themes and disciplines to look more closely at issues relating to climate change, Indigenous languages and linguistics, forest biology, urban development, Indigenous theory, and environmentalism. Transmissions activates curiosity and invites the viewer to look further and more deeply at the multitude of meanings that exist between us.”
– BC Studies
Transmissions Expanded is an online portal to educational materials related to Lisa Jackson’s Transmissions art installation: an opportunity to dig deeper into the languages, the revitalization efforts and the cross-disciplinary thinking that animates the artwork.
Creators Lisa Jackson, in collaboration with Dr. Kate Hennessy
and Dr. Karrmen Crey at Simon Fraser University
Producers Lisa Jackson, Lori Lozinski
Website Design RXVP, Jay Tseng
Trailer Editing Lucius Dechausay
Created with the support of Simon Fraser University’s Aboriginal Strategic Initiative; the Simon Fraser University Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology; and McMaster University’s Socrates Project.