Filmmaker - SAIT Film and Video Graduate - Third Year Bachelor of Communication, Mount Royal University
My Creative Journey
Oki my name is Adam Solway, I am Blackfoot from Siksika Nation. I am a graduate from the Film and Video Production Program at SAIT Polytechnic, majoring in cinematography, lighting, grip, and sound. Currently, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Communication at Mount Royal University, majoring in Broadcast Media Studies. I do freelance videography and I like to develop my own independent short films. My education and work experience is mainly in film production but also extends to the audio/visual and broadcasting industries. Above all, I would say my passion is storytelling. I've been fortunate enough to tell my stories but I also love to help others tell their own.
Other notable work
The Reality of Education for Indigenous Students
In the fall of 2020, I made a multimedia project about the inequity in education for Indigenous students in Canada. I chose to focus the project in my home community of Siksika Nation. I used a mixture or audio, video, research, interviews, and personal experience to give a well-rounded idea of what Indigenous students have face in order to pursue an education.
Intertribal - CBC Gem
Director of Photography
In 2017, I was the cinematographer for a documentary called Intertribal. The story highlighted the relationship between identity and music in four Indigenous artists in Treaty 7. In 2020, the documentary was picked up by CBC and is now available to stream on CBC Gem.