Sol Guy

The filmmaker on fathers, psilocybin, and Canadian hip hop.


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. 


My relationship with different plant medicines and psilocybin has been wildly transformative.



The most challenging place you can go to in creative exploration is the most personal.



My hope is that we can reflect back a different pathway of possibility for production and ways of working.