All professional storytellers develop a unique style and rhythm to their work. Tracey has proven over her 30-year professional career she can deliver high quality stories on television. Her passion is documentary, creating authentic Indigenous content for the mainstream audiences. Tracey's has produced several hard-hitting documentaries about the impacts of colonization and her communities. Her work also includes her highly acclaimed award-winning documentary “Magic on the Water” about the revival of the interior dug-out canoe. Tracey pulls together highly effective production teams demonstrating her work ethic of excellence. Her entire career has been dedicated to taking up space in the world of television, print and radio so that Indigenous voices, stories images can have recognition on screen.
Of the Land Productions Inc. (OLP) is an independent production company formed in 2010.
OLP is in the business of marketing quality mainstream television projects and will produce documentaries for television with a reputation for delivering international
Mission Statement: Of the Land Productions Inc. will create entertaining media projects annually for broad audiences worldwide. OLP will develop projects that that create sustainable business so advertisers and community entities can monetize their products.
Business Philosophy: Cooperative development produces results. The evidence of positive results influences positive change in others.
Quest Out West Wild Food is a documentary series airing on the Aboriginals Peoples Television (APTN) created, written and produced by Tracey Kim Bonneau. Join Host syilx Tracey Kim Bonneau as she explores the people’s oral history, of wild and organic food in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Quest Out West- Wild Food Season III documentary series world premieres: February 10 (syilx version), February 11, 2021 English Version on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. In Season III the adventure continues amidst the breathtaking wild rugged mountains and swift rivers in the unceded traditional territory of the Syilx, and Secwépemc in the Okanagan, Shuwap region. The series features cinematically stunning and untapped and rare, stories of Indigenous foodie history, culture and cuisine. Of interest to many are the conversations between Indigenous harvesters and organic growers equally concerned about the health of the planet, food security, past and present. At the heart of discussions is the magnitude of the earths carbon footprint.
IN 2018 Tracey began to expand her artistic curiosity into the world of Augmented Reality to develop VR/AR skills and expand her technical skills and creativity as a modern storyteller. Tracey joined the IM4 Lab team as a media matriarch created by Metis/Cree filmmaker, Loretta S Todd, alongside media matriarchs T’uy’t’tanat- Cease Wyss - Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:lo and Doreen Manuel - Secwepemc/Ktunaxa. IM4 is a training project in collaboration with Emily Carr University to offer workshops to train Indigenous peoples in AR/XR. IM4 is dedicated to Indigenizing VR/AR/360 by enabling Indigenous communities to find effective ways to incorporate these technologies into educational, cultural, language, artistic and commercial applications.
The Matriarchs work with IM4 Lab's experts VR/AR mentors to create specific AR elements that showcase their creative and technical abilities. In turn, these Media Matriarchs will mentor Indigenous youth who are aspiring to pursue technical training and creative expression in VR/AR and other digital media.
2019 Tracey presented an artist talk at Emily Carr university “VR Truthtelling” on the topic of 360 Immersive documentary VR storytelling perspectives as a syilx woman.
IN 2020 worked with Moni Garr to further develop her AR/VR skills and began her ECO VR Project “Huckleberry.” This AR project is inspired by her efforts as a syilx woman to create an ecological experience about the huckleberry habitat and nsyilxcen language learning tool. Working with Moni Garr, Tracey articulated her design concepts. Working in Tiltbrush, Oculus Rift they were able to imagine 3D huckleberry bushes that can be moved around and through.
IN 2021 Tracey was awarded a significant professional artist grant to further the development of her Virtual Reality Project: ECO VR Huckleberry.
February 12-28, 2021 Tracey was an invited artist Vancouver Mural WINTER ARTS Festival
AN AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE
VMF WINTER ARTS brings art to life on the streets of Vancouver! Blurring the line between the virtual and physical worlds, VMF Winter Arts transforms public space across Vancouver’s core into an interactive open-air gallery featuring Augmented Reality (AR) art. Download the VMF mobile app to find and explore 20+ AR locations safely with your core bubble. Presented by Vancouver Mural Festival and the Downtown Vancouver BIA. Check out vanmuralfest.ca and @vanmuralfest for details.
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