Jonathan Frantz

Executive Director

Jonathan Franz is a film producer and director of photography working with the Isuma artists’ collective. After completing a Master’s degree in community planning at the University of British Columbia, Jonathan spent four years living in the remote northern community of Igloolik, Nunavut, where he worked with the award-winning Inuit director Zacharias Kunuk. As lead producer and director of photography, Jonathan has worked on three feature films with Isuma, including Maliglutit (Searchers) (2016) and One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk (2019).Most recently, Jonathan worked with the Haida Nation to create the world’s first feature film in the Haida language (a language listed as endangered by UNESCO and spoken by less than 20 community members). Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) (2018) premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, was screened by invitation at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, and was awarded “Best Canadian Film” by the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival and named one of TIFF’s “Canada’s Top Ten of 2018”.

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20 marzo 2019

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