The filmmaker on fathers, psilocybin, and Canadian hip hop.
AS TOLD TO GOSSAMER
My grandmother’s concern when I was coming into the world was that I wouldn’t be accepted by the Black community or the white community because I’m mixed. But it’s a beautiful place to straddle—to live between worlds. I used to think of it as a bridge, but now I think of it like a tree with deep roots that allow the connection and understanding of many things and paths and people.
I was born on Vancouver Island, in Sooke, and then moved to the interior of British Columbia for most of my childhood, to a little town called Grand Forks. I came to Vancouver in high school. I’ve lived all over the place, but during the pandemic, I got a little like, What am I doing? I managed to buy a place by the sea on the Sunshine Coast, and now I split my time between here and L.A. My kids were actually born in B.C., so it’s kind of full circle.