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. 


Under contract with APTN News based in Inuvik, NWT, Karli was invited to work under APTN Investigates of Frank Gruben, a 2SLGBTQ member who has gone missing from Fort Smith having moved there for school.

Alongside the emotional and compelling video, and audio podcast storytelling, Karli dives deeper in the following web series which lays out his family, friends, community searchers, RCMP, but also the impact of NWT delays on passing missing persons legislation in continuing with his and so many other unsolved cases.


PART 1: Frank Gruben: The night he went missing

PART 2: Frank Gruben: Inside the search

PART 3: Frank Gruben: The RCMP response and the need for missing-persons legislation

PART 4: Frank Gruben: Family, friends, N.W.T. premier call for more information


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

CBC North | Tuktoyaktuk | Aug 10, 2022 | The beluga harvest is underway for Inuvialuit in the Beaufort Delta region of the Northwest Territories. As Karli Zschogner shows us, it’s been an emotional and exciting season.

CBC North Northbeat  May 31, 2022 | Tuktoyaktuk’s John Thomas Noksana and Inuvik’s Laska Nerysoo share their experiences at these Western Arctic communities’ arts and technology makerspaces in the NWT. 


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.


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.


Supporting groups & initiatives of all sizes including local Beekeeper Api Farms in the advocacy of pollinators.


With the  support of Sea Change Canada, Karli toured Nova Scotia to showcase Ocean clean-up and restoration projects. More info:

FILM SERIES: Educational ‘Energy Cube’

With support from Sustainable Eastern Ontario, Karli delved into showcasing the variety of environmentally-conscious projects within Eastern Ontario.


Follow Karli as she creatively continues documenting powerful & much-needed to be heard voices.