Director and Producer

Rio Mitchell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker exploring land-based relationships. Her work engages themes of cultural and environmental conservation, as it explores the Land through the stories of the People who depend on it.

Rio primarily collaborates with Indigenous directors and communities across western Canada to tell stories of Place through Indigenous lenses. Her feature film Fox Chaser explores a winter on the trapline with a Cree hunter in Fort Chipewyan who works during his off-season as a millwright in the oilsands upstream of his home. Fox Chaser was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Program; and swept the 2019 Alberta Motion Picture Awards.

She recently produced a collection of short-documentaries about contemporary Indigenous Alberta, for permanent exhibition in the Royal Alberta Museum. She is currently the Creative Producer of Media and Content of a new Indigenous cultural centre at Fort Edmonton, to tell the Indigenous stories of the area through immersive media.

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