Jay Bulckaert

Video Technician

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1) What community do you call home, and how long have you been in the North?

Yellowknife. 15 years.

2) Before, during or after your project – what’s your favourite moment, the one that makes it all worth it?

Writing is the hardest and most important but also the most rewarding. Production generally always sucks. Editing is where it all comes together i suppose. These days, i’m more into writing so i guess “before”.

3) Give us your top 3 bucket list must do’s in life:

Direct a feature film. Fight in an amateur kickboxing match. Have a hobby farm.

4) Please tell us why you wanted to get involved with the Northern Sights Project?

It was a cool opportunity to get my head around what is involved in 360 filmmaking.

5) What kind of art would you like to see more of in the Northwest Territories?

Controversial or bold art. Right now everyone is playing it pretty safe and its getting a bit boring. I want to see some soul shaking stuff come out of this place.

6) If there a young creative artist who is looking at finding their passion what advice would you give them?

Talent is overrated. It’s so much more important to follow through, knuckle down and deliver the goods you said you could. Worry less about how talented you are and more about how well you can deliver.

7) What would you like the future to hold for the artists in Northwest Territories?

I’d like to see Northern artists be able to make a real living and yet still choose to live up here.

8) What’s your most favourite project you have worked on so far up North?

Ciest to Lie. The first community driven film project back in 2009 where everyone in town came together and made magic happen. So much fun.

9) If you could partner with anyone in the world living or passed who would it be and why?

Salvador Dali

10) What is your next big project?

Feature film and a tv series.