Nang Ḵ’uulas (Patrick Shannon) is an artist and storyteller of Haida ancestry, specializing in filmmaking, photography and design to celebrate, empower, and tackle important indigenous topics both urban and rural.
Inspired by his cultural upbringing, Patrick endeavours to use technology and media to empower locals in addressing the social & cultural issues within Canada’s Indigenous communities. He has a decade of experience working within the Vancouver film, television and design industries, and currently operates a multimedia creative studio based out of Haida Gwaii, Canada.
Patrick’s passion for discovering new ways to strengthen his culture comes in the form of storytelling through film and media. This passion continues into his work with youth as Patrick mentors young Indigenous and settler filmmakers while providing many opportunities for them to get experience in film.