Nyla Innuksuk - Focusing on Inuit culture through virtual reality, the Marvel Universe and film making - Part 2
Part 2 of our two part interview with film director, writer, producer of film and virtual reality content, Nyla Innuksuk.
In this episode we discuss the Arctic as a setting for film and incorporating Inuit myths, the use of virtual reality to tell stories, bringing the value of indigeneity to projects, a truly unique summer job that helped Nyla get through school, and the potential pitfalls of cultural appropriation in work life.
Nyla is Inuit, originally from Igloolik, Nunavut, in Canada's Arctic. Amongst other projects, Nyla recently collaborated with Jim Zub to help develop and co-write the first Inuit superhero, Snowguard, the newest member of the Marvel Universe superhero team, The Champions. Nyla produced and filmed the short horror film, Kajutaijuq, which was chosen as a Toronto Film Festival top ten short, and is working on several projects including one that will feature aliens in an Arctic setting.