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Shaelyn Johnston

Director, Writer, Producer, Social Media Strategist

Shaelyn is an award-winning Anishinaabe & Irish-Canadian writer from Vancouver, BC. She is a recipient of the Governor General’s History Award (2015), and her short film, The Healing Dance, won Best Short Film at the 2021 Weengushk International Film Festival. She co-facilitates WIFTV’s Tricksters & Writers Screenwriters Program, and is coordinator of Capilano University’s Filmmakers in Indigenous Leadership Management & Business Affairs (FILMBA) Program as well as the UBC Scripted Media Career Accelerator. She is currently an MFA student in the UBC School of Creative Writing.


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Past projects

The Healing Dance
The Healing DanceAnimation · $20,000 Fund
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