Harold C. Joe, Filmmaker | Vancouver BC

Harold C. Joe, Filmmaker | Vancouver BC

As a member of Cowichan Tribes, Harold works as a cultural worker, archeology consultant, filmmaker and producer. He does this to preserve and teach about the values and traditions of his ancestral Cowichan culture. 

A graduate of Capilano College’s Film Program in Vancouver, Harold’s on-camera appearances include his work as Xavier in the web series Ollie and Emma and performing in 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus. Harold also directed and produced the POV-documentary film Broken Down, which explores issues of homelessness in the Cowichan Valley.

He recently finished appearing in, co-directing and EPing the documentary Dust ‘n Bones, for Telus and APTN in Canada and FNX in the USA, on his work as a First Nations archeological consultant and the issues surrounding the preservation and rededication of First Nations’ remains and artifacts. Dust n’ Bones has been acquired by Filmoption International and so far has been sold to NITV Australia, CHEK TV, Zoomer Media and Télé Québec. An educational unit on Dust n’ Bones is being developed for school districts.

Harold offers his work through public and educational speaking engagements and youth workshops and filmmaking, as well as subcontracting with forestry, development and archeology companies around issues of cultural significance. 

Harold is passionate about passing on oral traditions and cultural teachings to our younger generations, while equally educating broader society about who First Nations are as a People.