2020, Short Film

This short film distills Bill Reid’s voice as a master Haida goldsmith and artist, while incorporating aspects of his personal origin story and the Haida creation myth. Featuring the voices of Reid’s granddaughter, Nika Collison, his last apprentice, artist Gwaai Edenshaw, Haida elder Harvey Williams, and Reid himself.

A Golden Voice can be seen in exhibitions at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and Haida Gwaii Museum, and on air and online on Knowledge Network.

Take a look Behind The Scenes of A Golden Voice.

Co-Director: Patrick Shannon
Chad Galloway & 
Patrick Shannon
Music & Sound Design Mark Lazeski
Lighting: Chad Galloway
Camera & Lighting Assistant:
Laurel K. Brown
Timelapse Photography: Bun Lee
Colourist: Chris Boettcher
Sound Mix Engineer: Chris McLaren
John Bolton, Opus 59 Films
Produced in Association with:
Knowledge Network
Executive Producer: Rudy Buttignol
Associate Producers:
Gillian Hrankowski
Erica Landrock
Patrice Ramsey

Made with the participation of:

The Bill Reid Foundation

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Bill Reid Centre at SFU

CBC Archives

Shawn Edenshaw