Nyla Innuksuk - Focusing on Inuit culture through virtual reality, the Marvel Universe and film making - Part 1
Nyla Innuksuk is a film director, writer, producer of film and virtual reality content. She is a Ryerson Film graduate, and CEO of Mixtape VR. The short horror film that Nyla produced and filmed in Nunavut, Kajutaijuq, was chosen as a Toronto International Film Festival top ten short. Nyla was also named the inaugural ImagineNATIVE Indigenous VR/AR Artist in Residence.
Nyla is Inuit and originally from Igloolik, Nunavut, in Canada's Arctic. Amongst other projects, Nyla recently collaborated with Jim Zub, to help develop the first Inuit super hero, Snowguard, the newest member of the Marvel Universe superhero team, The Champions. Nyla also co-wrote the Champions Annual with Jim Zub, which came out in December of 2018 and focused on Snowguard.
In this episode Nyla discusses her journey to film making after moving South at eight years old, promoting and incorporating Inuit culture in varoius forms of media, and the need to overcome the negative influences of colonialism on the Inuit.