As an independent video journalist to mentoring others in a production team, Karli is dedicated to creative and technical excellence in developing captivating video storytelling.
Karli co-directed, produced & edited Constant Contact (2018) – Deep Rooted Productions, a short documentary film about an outreach worker for Ceasefire Halifax, a mediation & non-violence program dedicated to helping young African Nova Scotian males find non-violent solutions.
Mentored by multi-award winning filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton, this film has screened at 2018 Atlantic International Film Festival Youth Program, 2018 Sick Kids Foundation’s Vids for SickKids & 2019 Halifax Black Film Festival.
Shortlisted in the 2018 World Nomad Travel Film Scholarship, Karli documented Indigenous photojournalist Ben Powless of Ottawa, ON.
In Courage Still (2018), he shares his most impactful experience in Peru which has since brought him closer to Indigenous peoples around the world & the policies that harm them.
As a video journalist for The Signal Halifax, Karli attends the 2017 Halifax International Security Forum, interviewing Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawokkol Karman of Yemen. She spoke of the crisis in Yemen & to support women journalists who are defending freedom of speech. Full Episode
MUSIC VIDEOS & STAGE PERFORMANCES
ONGOING: Contracted by Muskrat Magazine & Maaiingan Productions for the 5th annual 2019 Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival, Parry Sound, Karli has brought back to life the series of memorable performances as 14-year-old Zeegwon Shilling of Wasauksing First Nation, performing Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold”, having learned harmonica three days prior.
FILM PRODUCTION TRAINING & TUTORING
Passionate about uplifting others, Karli has trained and mentored the production of over 15 short films including composition, audio recording, script writing, and editing.
Particularly in skill-building initiatives in Northern First Nation communities, she has mentored youth with no prior experience to award-winning documentary films as this one.