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Jay Buckaert

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Jay​ ​successfully​ ​ran​ ​his​ ​own​ ​production​ ​company,​ ​​COLLECTIVE9​​ ​since​ ​2007 before​ ​teaming​ ​up​ ​with​ ​Pablo​ ​from​ ​​aRTLeSS​ Media​.​ ​As​ ​with​ ​many​ ​things​ ​in​ ​the North,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​had​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​jack-of-all-trades​ ​within​ ​the​ ​industry​ ​meaning that​ ​writing,​ ​producing,​ ​directing,​ ​shooting​ ​and​ ​editing​ ​are​ ​everyday​ ​tasks​ ​for​ ​him on​ ​almost​ ​any​ ​project​ ​he​ ​takes​ ​on.​ ​That​ ​being​ ​said,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​made​ ​a​ ​commitment to​ ​working​ ​collectively​ ​with​ ​the​ ​best​ ​and​ ​brightest​ ​the​ ​North​ ​has​ ​to​ ​offer.

Because​ ​of​ ​this​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​respecting​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​film​ ​production​ ​and committing​ ​to​ ​its​ ​development​ ​in​ ​the​ ​North,​ ​Jay​ ​has​ ​been​ ​able​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​some of​ ​the​ ​North’s​ ​highest​ ​profile​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​projects:​ ​Arctic​ ​Air,​ ​Ice​ ​Pilots​ ​NWT, Dene:​ ​A​ ​Journey,​ ​BHP​ ​Community​ ​videos,​ ​Alex​ ​Debogorski​ ​/​ ​Ice​ ​Road​ ​Truckers and​ ​Juno​ ​Award​ ​winning​ ​songstress​ ​Leela​ ​Gilday,​ ​to​ ​name​ ​a​ ​few.​​ ​​Jay​ ​is​ ​also​ ​a writer​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​published​ ​in​ ​UpHere​ ​Magazine,​ ​Ascent​ ​Magazine,​ ​Edge​ ​YK Magazine​ ​and​ ​VICE​ ​Magazine.

Jay​ ​is​ ​the​ ​creator​ ​and​ ​President​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dead​ ​North​ ​Film​ ​Festival,​ ​the​ ​world's​ ​first and​ ​only​ ​circumpolar​ ​filmmaking​ ​challenge,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​founding​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​NWT Professional​ ​Media​ ​Association.

Selected​ ​Credits​ ​​(For​ ​Jay’s​ ​full​ ​portfolio,​ ​please​ ​visit​ IMDb)

  • Producer​ ​/​ ​​Red​ ​Snow​​ (in​ ​production,​ ​2018)​​ ​-​ ​CBC​ ​Feature​ ​Film
  • Producer​ ​/​ ​Editor​ ​-​ ​​The​ ​Last​ ​Walk​ ,​ ​NWT​ ​short​ ​film
  • Assistant​ ​Director​ ​-​ ​​The​ ​Sun​​ at​​ Midnight​,​ feature​ ​film
  • Co-Producer​ ​/​ ​Editor​ ​/​ ​Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Fur​ ​Harvesters​ ​NWT​,​ ​​doc​ ​TV series​ ​on​ ​WILD​ ​TV.
  • Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Ice​ ​Pilots​​ NWT​,​ ​doc​ ​TV​ ​series​ ​on​ ​History​ ​Channel
  • Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Dene:​ ​A​ ​Journey​,​ ​doc​ ​TV​ ​series​ ​on​ ​APTN
  • Co-Director​ ​/​ ​Cinematographer​ ​/​ ​Editor​ ​/​ ​Sound​ ​Design​ ​-​ ​​Conibear​,​ ​short film.​ ​Screened​ ​at​ ​BFI,​ ​Clermont​ ​Ferrand​ ​and​ ​NSI.
  • Co-Director​ ​/​ ​Co-Producer​ ​/​ ​Editor​ ​/​ ​Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Cold​ ​Amazon​,​ ​a feature​ ​documentary​ ​on​ ​TVO.
  • Creator​ ​/​ ​Director​ ​-​ ​Knife​ ​Knews​ ​and​ ​Knife​ ​Life.​ ​Comedy​ ​series​ ​for​ ​NWTEL Cable.
  • Cinematographer​ ​/​ ​Editor​ ​-​ ​​The​ ​Trail​ Series.​​ ​A​ ​four​ ​part traditional-knowledge​ ​documentary.​ ​Commissioned​ ​by​ ​BHP​ ​Billiton,​ ​the world's​ ​largest​ ​mining​ ​company,​ ​and​ ​shot​ ​in​ ​Behchoko,​ ​Kugluktuk,​ ​Fort Smith,​ ​and​ ​Ekati​ ​Diamond​ ​Mine.
  • Film​ ​Mentor​ ​-​ ​​Culture​ ​On​ ​Camera​,​ ​a​ ​Points​ ​North/aRTLeSS​ ​Media​ ​video workshop​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​the​ ​youth​ ​of​ ​Ulukhaktok​ ​how​ ​to​ ​use​ ​cameras,​ ​create stories​ ​and​ ​edit​ ​them​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​help​ ​them​ ​preserve​ ​their​ ​culture.
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