Jay Bulckaert

Camera Operator

Jay is a self-taught videographer, having dropped out of film school, he chose instead to use his tuition to film music videos, and owes his career to learning how to become a filmmaker in the North.

Jay has worked on the television series’ ‘Ice Pilots’ and ‘Fur Harvesters’. He won the Best Editing and Best Sound prizes at the 2014 Dead North Film Festival for his film ‘Conibear’ which he collaborated on with Pablo Saravanja, as well as earning 2nd Place at the 2014 Western Arctic Moving Pictures 48 Hour Film Festival for his film ‘Monochromatix’ which he created with Pablo Saravanja and features music by The Bushman (Casey Koyzcan).

Jay remains very involved with Western Arctic Moving Pictures, the NWT Professional Media Association and is the founder of the Dead North Film Festival.

Favourite shoot on Dene A Journey

The bison hunt because I love hunting and it was just rad to hang with Amos and Riel and have fun.


Hot sauce… I put that sh*t on everything.

Guilty Pleasure

Crack cocaine. Jokes! Probably kittens


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles circa the 1990’s.