The ESIO is excited to publicly announce the winner of the Gil Cardinal Legacy Award. We extend our congratulations to Damian Abrahams, the winner of this year’s award.

Originally from Haida Gwaii, BC. Damian has lived in Edmonton for the past 20 years where he picked up filmmaking as his team was forced to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In July of 2020, Damian established his own video and photography production company: Indigital Media. This work has inspired his daughter, who has now decided she wants to be a photographer so she and her father can go on as many photography walks as they can to hone her skills.

The project that was submitted to the jury for review, Indigenous Dads, will be a full-length documentary that highlights the struggles and successes of Indigenous fathers.

Read the official press release here and find out more about Damian’s project.