Shot from Jason van Bruggen’s film DERRICK POTTLE: KEEPER OF THE FLAME

All of our filmmakers are nothing of short of amazing and Jason van Bruggen is certainly no exception.  Having worked in over 100 countries for companies like Patagonia, Arc’teryx, National Geographic, and many more, Jason has a long list of filmmaking achievements.  His work focuses on depicting the rugged North American Wilderness and depicting the people that inhabit it.

Jason’s latest film ‘Derrick Pottle, Keeper of the Flame’ features an Inuit hunter, guide, and carver as he experiences the drastic immediate effects of climate change on his way of life.  We can’t wait to see this film on the big screen and hope the audience enjoys it as much as we do.

We caught up with Jason to ask him 5 questions about his life as a filmmaker. Here are his answers:

How do you define adventure?

Anything that puts me out there, challenges my known experience, tolerance, comfort zones and levels of preparedness.

What do you wish you knew five years ago as a filmmaker?

I was just starting out as a director five years ago, so it’s a long list.

What is your least favourite part of the filmmaking process and why?

The slow post process. Nothing to be done about it, but I’m an impatient person.

What are the three things you can’t live without on a shoot?

Warm batteries, good company, and fastidious attention to detail for all crew up and down the call sheet.

Snack of choice to sneak into the movies?

I buy popcorn. I bring healthy snacks for my kids – so granola bars, nuts, nothing too exciting.

Come see ‘Derrick Pottle, Keeper of the Flame’ on November 20th at our Adventure Film and Indigenous Culture Night

See you there!