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The Team

Photo by: Bax Bond

(Joe) Yates

'Waats'asdiyei (Joe Yates),  is a Haida from Craig, AK.  He studied anthropology emphasis on Haida history and culture at the University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau). He then studied Film with minoring in Photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).

During his time at UAF,  ‘Waats’asdiyei  produced, directed and wrote a short documentary, ‘Voices of Our Ancestors.' Which has won awards across the globe.


'Waats'asdiyei is now a writer for the PBS Kid's show, Molly of Denali. He is currently working on his third episode for season 2.

Jonathan Yates

Director of Operations

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.

We make our own films and help others capture the moment. If you are interested in being a part of the team and/or needing services, please contact us.


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Anchorage, Alaska

Tel: 907-802-1354

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