Northern Stories. Northern Voices.
Taqqut Productions is committed to preserving and promoting the knowledge, stories, and traditions of Canadian Inuit.
Founded in 2012, Taqqut Productions Inc. is an Inuit-owned film production company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Our company’s aim is to bring authentic Northern stories to the world. We believe that Northern stories need to be told by Northern voices, and we work to represent our communities through our film and television projects.
In 2011, longtime collaborators Louise Flaherty and Neil Christopher co-produced their first short film, Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves. The film was screened at festivals around the world and earned 12 international awards. The success of Amaqqut Nunaat inspired Louise and Neil to found Taqqut Productions, a film and television production company with a mandate to share authentic Northern stories with the world. The company’s three completed short films—Amaqqut Nunaat, The Orphan and the Polar Bear, and The Amautalik—have collectively screened at festivals in over 12 countries in five continents and earned over 20 awards.
With headquarters in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Taqqut Productions employs a full-time staff and collaborates with animators, designers, performers, and other creative personnel across the North and the world. Whenever possible, our collaborators are based in Nunavut, as we are committed to developing capacity and opportunities in our home territory.
All of our projects are steeped in Inuit oral history, and many are based on the traditional culture and lived experiences of Inuit. Our stories are always set in northern locations. We always try to accurately depict Inuit tools and clothing, and these details are carefully reviewed for cultural accuracy. As well, we are committed to promoting the Inuit language, and we either produce our projects first in Inuktitut, or we version our projects into Inuktitut.