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Alaskan Films

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The Team

Photo by: Bax Bond

'Waats'asdiyei
(Joe) Yates

'Waats'asdiyei (Joe Yates),  is a Haida from Craig, AK.  ‘Waats’asdiyei studied Anthropology, focusing on Haida History and Culture. He is now studying Film with minoring in Digital Journalism. Before switching careers, he worked over 10 years with the youth in small communities throughout Alaska. He uses his backgrounds on helping his filmmaking.


‘‘Waats’asdiyei's produced, directed and wrote his latest film, ‘Voices of Our Ancestors.' Which has been accepted in over 10 film festivals across the globe with winning three awards and one nomination along the way.

 

'Waats'asdiyei recently has been selected as one of the six fellowship writers for a PBS/CBC show, Molly of Denali, which will be premiering on July 15th, 2019. 'Waats'asdiyei wrote one episode for the first season and he is planning to continue writing for season 2.

Jonathan Yates

Jonathan is a Haida from Alaska who was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He has a minor in Business Administration and has studied Mythology, and Information Technology.He interned with the American Cancer Society.

Jonathan also works for an employee rewards company that has a give back strategy to help nonprofit organizations across the country with much needed fundraising.

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