Pablo Saravanja

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Pablo Saravanja Co-Founder of aRTLeSS Collective Director / Producer / Creative

Pablo was born and raised in the Northwest Territories. His professional career began at the Western Academy of Photography studying photojournalism, and continued at the Gulf Islands Film & Television School, making documentaries. As a respected Northern expert, a tireless media-arts advocate and a passionate educator, Pablo spent the last decade working to develop a sustainable and culturally significant film/tv industry in northern Canada and to turn the fledgling Yellowknife market into the world’s premier stage for circumpolar films.

Pablo is a community leader in the Northern film, television, and media-arts scene with 20 years of production experience. As the longtime President of Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) and the Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF), he continues to push WAMP / YKIFF and it’s members into major player status in the circumpolar film industry.

As an active media-arts mentor, Pablo facilitates video and photo workshops for youth across the North, and co-developed an extensive photography curriculum for teens and educators with the Frozen Eyes Photographic Society. Pablo is a founding member of Cinema Politica Yellowknife, the NWT Professional Media Association, and the Dead North Film Festival.
Selected Credits (For Pablo’s full portfolio, please visit links below)

  • Producer / Red Snow (in production, 2018) - CBC Feature Film
  • Producer / Director of Photography - The Last Walk, NWT short film
  • Associate Producer / 1st Assistant Camera - The Sun at Midnight, independent feature film. Best Narrative at Bentonville Film Festival as awarded by Meg Ryan and Geena Davis.
  • Co-Producer / Cinematographer - Fur Harvesters NWT, doc TV series on WILD TV.
  • Cinematographer - Dene: A Journey, doc TV series on APTN
  • Cinematographer - Ice Pilots NWT, doc TV series on History Channel
  • Co-Director / Co-Producer / Cinematographer - Cold Amazon, a feature documentary on TVO.
  • Director of Photography / Associate Producer - North Paws, a feature documentary on Pet Network and Ichannel.
  • Co-Director / Cinematographer / Actor - Conibear, short film. Screened at BFI, Clermont Ferrand and NSI.
  • Director, Producer, DOP - 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.