Meet the Team

CEO | Executive Producer

Erica is a Cree/Ojibway from Peguis First Nation. She is a proud mother, a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur. Erica established her media company, Kejic Productions, in 2017 and became a full time entrepreneur fulfilling her passion to share the stories of her community. She started her journey through a program called Just TV, a multimedia program for at-risk youth in the inner city of Winnipeg. Through this program, Erica was able to better her life and gain extensive skills in the media industry. 

Along with her passion for storytelling, is her passion to work with Indigenous youth in her community by reconnecting them to their culture and identity. Erica currently runs a cultural program at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre and mentors youth in video production. The beauty of her culture continuously inspires her work and motivation of sharing knowledge of her elders for future generations.

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Desiree Brightnose

Production Manager

Desiree is a proud Indigenous woman from Treaty 5's Chemawawin Cree Nation and is the Production Manager at Kejic Productions. Telling a story has always been a way for Desiree to express her vision of the world. Upon graduating Valedictorian from Assiniboine Community College's Interactive Media Arts - Media Specialization, Desiree has fully immersed into the world of production. Desiree combines her knowledge of digital media and storytelling to create compelling stories.

Desiree enjoys mentoring youth in Video Production through the After School Leaders program at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre.

Tara Carpenter

Production Assistant

Tara comes from a proud Metis heritage and is a Production Assistant with Kejic Productions. Prior to joining Kejic, Tara graduated from Winnipeg's Tech-Voc High School with a dual diploma in Broadcast Media Arts. After attending Digital Media Production Training & Apprenticeship Opportunities for Indigenous Women Workshop, Erica Daniels invited Tara to join Kejic Productions' team. From there, Tara made connections with JustTV and was brought on as a video production apprentice. 

Tara enjoys mentoring youth in Video Production through the After School Leaders program at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre.

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Paul James

Producer | Senior Technical Instructor

Paul James is an award winning Director of Photography and Producer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For the last 20 years Paul has worked in the world of Film, Video and Music production. Paul has been recognized for his work on films Mikinakay: The Trail of the Turtle for MTS; Run As One – The Journey of the Front Runners for CBC (2018 Winner of the History & Biography and Founder Golden Sheaf Awards and Canadian Screen Award Nominee) and short film Gift to Give in 2021.

Paul has worked in all facets of production and post production for film television and music. He is a key member of the Kejic Production team, In addition, he has been a technical instructor for the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre's Just TV Program for over 15 years where he has mentored and trained youth in all areas of multimedia.

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Producer | Senior Technical Instructor

Addison has worn many hats in his career and is a key member of the Kejic Productions team. He has worked as a Director, Director of Photography, lighting technician and camera operator. He has worked as lead editor and audio designer. Over the years, Addison has worked on over 100 short dramas, documentaries, music videos, promotional videos, training videos, TV broadcast material.

 

Addison has worked as a senior instructor for the past 13 years at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre's Just TV program where he teaches youth how to produce films and music. Addison is passionate in helping youth find their voice through the creative arts and building long lasting relationships in hope to positively impact their lives in any way he can.  

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Ocean Bruyere

Administration

Ocean Bruyere is a proud Indigenous mother from Treaty 1’s Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba. Ocean has a deep passion for helping community, she has years of experience working and volunteering within the community through work and mentorship with youth and adults. Ocean’s passion developed from overcoming her own personal difficulties through life and believing in overcoming barriers and ending intergenerational cycles. Ocean also has a strong connection to her culture and identity. A quote She often uses to remind herself when working with community is “if the child is happy, the family is happy, if the family is happy the community is happy and if the community is happy the nations are happy.” Ocean is apart of the Kejic Productions' team as Administration. Ocean believes in Kejic Productions and their vision to help communities voices be heard and mentoring upcoming youth in becoming storytellers themselves.

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