Mike Morash is a director and editor based out of Victoria, British Columbia. Mike started making impact driven films when studying Political Science at the University of Victoria. After finishing his degree, he founded One Island Media, a production company focused on supporting research institutions, non-profit organizations, and indigenous communities.
“New-Chah-Nulth: Reclaiming Tradition” is part of his recent exploration into longer form content. He is currently editing another short documentary titled “Never Made It Home,” which profiles Lhtako Dené residential school survivors. He hopes to continue working with Canada’s indigenous, with a feature length documentary and episodic television series currently in pre-production.
“Working alongside the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations has had a truly profound impact on my relationship with Canada as a nation state. As children we all learned, to some degree, about the history of residential schools in our country but rarely, if ever, did we discuss the ongoing intergenerational effects of this history. Learning about these atrocities through first-hand accounts has been an eye opening experience, one that has motivated a newfound passion to aid these communities in the deconstruction of systems of marginalization and oppression. I hope to continue this line of work and expose more of these stories to the silver screen.”