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Johnny Issaluk


B: in Igluligaarjuk, Nunavut.

Johnny Issaluk is from the small arctic hamlet of Igluligaarjuk (also known as Chesterfield Inlet), on the coast of Hudson’s Bay in Nunavut. He grew up traditionally, out on the land, hunting, fishing and camping with his elders. Traditional life was juxtaposed with conventional education through residential secondary school and Nunavut Arctic College in tourism, guiding and environmental technology. Kajutaijuq, is a short film that is part Inuit legend and part thriller. The plot centres on a hunter who tries to survive in the Arctic wilderness by following teachings passed on to him by his late grandfather. It premiered at TIFF 2014 and marked his first dramatic acting role.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Orphan and the Polar Bear (narrator, 2014, short)
Kajutaijuq (2015, short)
Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)
Indian Horse (2017)
Falls Around Her (2018)

TV Series – guest appearances:
Murdoch Mysteries (2016)
The Terror (2018)

Two Lovers and a Bear, movie poster