TELUS STORYHIVE announces 30 participants for Black Creators Edition

TELUS STORYHIVE Black Creators Edition

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Congratulations to the 30 creators from British Columbia and Alberta who were selected for TELUS STORYHIVE’s Black Creators Edition.

The Black Creators Edition will amplify local stories and voices from Western Canada through funding and support for creators. This edition was specifically designed to address the underrepresentation of Black voices in the Canadian industry, and help jumpstart the careers of emerging creators.

Participants will receive $20K in production funding with mentorship and training provided by the National Screen Institute. The program is presented in partnership with the Black Screen Office.

The selected creators are:


Adebayo Chris Katiiti – Unpacking Black Trans Legacy
Alex Eskandarkhah – Coaching While Black
Amadou Diallo – Trailblazing the Stampede
David Opoku-otoo – Journey For Justice
Emilia Eyo – Culture Shock
Faris Taha – Faris Hytiaa – The Lockdown Special
Ivan Touko – (The Rise of) Afro Beats in the Prairies
Jae Sterling – Riding Horses with White Men
Kamika Bianca Guerra-Walker – The Black Mustard Seeds
Leslie Bangamba – Amelie’s Second Chance
Love Nwigwe – I Can’t Breathe
Marlon Wilson – Untouchable Crew
Misha Maseka – Not That Deep
Oseremen Irete – Redeemed
Sammy Golom – Out of Frame
Sandro Augusto Santos Silva – Retraining the Brain
Rochelle-Ann Thomas – Scammed

British Columbia

Amira Anderson – Amara
Chukwumuobi Obasi – Lights
Dae Shields – The Pace
Daniel Code – Defining Human
Ilhan Abdullahi – Not For Us?
Janessa St. Pierre – Hair or No Hair
Joel Brewster – The Victoria I Know
Julio Montero – Sharing the Wealth
Parris JuRay – The Imagination Kid
Rose Patterson – My Journey Home: a BIPOC 60’s Scoop Return Home
Steeven Sampassa – The Adventures of T.C. The Kid
Tafadzwa Matamba – The Journey of The African Story Teller
Vanessa Fajemisin – The Making of the Black Arts Centre

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