Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis) lives in Toronto,
Ontario. His short Can You Love Me?, co-directed by Sarah
Kolasky, was called the "perfect short film" by The
Globe & Mail. Jones has worked as a film programmer for
the Canadian film festivals InsideOut, Out On Screen and imagineNATIVE.
Jones has taught youth video workshops for Access to Media Education
Society, the Gulf Islands Film & Television School, 7th Generation
Image Makers, and several film festivals. He received a BFA in
film production from Ryerson University in Toronto, where he won
the 2006 Nick Holleris Memorial Award for originality in screenwriting
and the 2005 Award for Outstanding Community Service. Jones was
raised in Edmonton, Alberta.
"There is nothing like film and video for telling our stories.
Film has limitless potential to combine visual and oral traditions,
broadcasting our stories into the power and prominence that they
deserve. When I was in my early teens, and I started making video,
it felt like I was being listened to for the first time in my
life. If I hadn't found my voice, I don't know what would have
happened to me."
Screened by NMAI
Adam Garnet Jones - courtesy of the filmmaker