Leah Flagg is an emerging filmmaker of mixed Orcadian and First Nations heritage; a descendant of the Cromartys from Orkney Scotland and the Skwah Nation in Stó:lō territory, speakers of Halq’eméylem. She grew up listening to her grandfather’s storytelling and knew from a very young age that she too wanted to be a storyteller.
As a screenwriter she is driven to create nuanced characters within powerfully emotive stories to both enrich and entertain audiences. Her passion is to inspire introspection, insight, and motivation toward positive change in our communities and abroad.
As a producer she has a passion for team building. Recently she released her first short film “Empty Spaces” (2022), a project on which she partnered with Slovak director Lukas Hanulak (“The Good Death”, “Lady & King”). It is her aim to develop partnership opportunities with diverse filmmakers and grassroots organizations to create impactful film and tv productions. She believes that documentary and narrative storytelling offer us the means to nurture culture, language, and traditional values; they offer the opportunity to consider the way we live together, the dialogue we share, and the world we create for future generations.
Leah has a particular interest in producing stories which engage children and youth in the language, songs, and traditions of the Coast Salish Halq’eméylem and Hul’q’umi’num speaking nations.
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