Nyla Innuksuk is the founder of Mixtape VR which produces Virtual and Augmented Reality content. A writer for Marvel Comics, Innuksuk co-created the character of Snowguard, a teenage superhero from Pangnirtung, Nunavut and a member of Marvel’s Champions League. Working in mixed media allows Nyla to channel her passions for technology and genre storytelling among mediums that include interactive graphic novels, film, television and synthetic experiences.
Originally from Igloolik, NU, Innuksuk studied film at Ryerson University before working as a producer at the Aboriginally owned and operated Big Soul Productions. She then went on to co-found Pinnguaq VR before establishing her own company Mixtape. In addition to her film and digital work, Nyla sits on the board of directors of Ontario Creates (formerly the OMDC) and the Glenn Gould Foundation. She is an ambassador for the Northern Indigenous Film Fund in Norway and was the 2018 imagineNATIVE artist in residence.
August 3, 2017: Named inaugural imagineNATIVE Indigenous VR/AR Artist in Residence by the Canada Council for the Arts.
2017: Panelist on the Introduction to Virtual Reality Master Class at the Regent Park Film Festival.
June 28, 2016: Panelist on the Exploring the Value Chain of Augmented and Virtual Reality Content Creation Panel held by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
2016: Panelist on the Indigenous VR Experiences and Videogames Panel for the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.
2016: Speaker, Panelist at The TIFF Industry Conference.
2016: Resident for the Open Immersion - Virtual Reality Doc Lab at the Canadian Film Centre.
2016: Presenter at the VRTO Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo.
2016: Panelist on the Verging 2016 Symposium: How do we learn, practice, and teach today’s documentary language?
September 2014: Film Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival for KAJUTAIJUQ.