Still of a smiling young woman, from the Blue Lake video. Still of smiling girl. The image was used in a diabetes video. Shot of Everett Laroi looking out a window. Image from his music video.

About Director General Films

Director General Films is an independent television production company based in Edmonton. Director General has been active in Alberta’s film industry for four years with projects ranging from issue-oriented programs to cultural and historical documentaries.

Director General develops powerful, inquiring and moving films that examines social, cultural and historical issues. Our goals are to inform and promote public dialogue on contemporary social issues and cultural perspectives through innovative uses of media, communications and community education. As a production company we are committed to fostering dialogue and a greater understanding amongst the people of this region and to bring their stories, concerns, values and ideas to the rest of Canada and the world.


Murray Jurak | Director

Murray is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He was presented with the Grand Prix award at the Barcelona River film festival in 2002 for his film Red Run. He was nominated for an Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA) award for best documentary under-30 minutes.

With over ten years experience, Murray has created programs for the National Film Board of Canada, Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, Métis Nation of Alberta, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, ACANA Japan and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. His work has appeared at the Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival, 13th annual One World film festival in Ottawa, American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco and on the CanWest Global and Knowledge Networks.

He is the president of the Dreamspeakers Film Festival, vice president of the Global Visions Film Festival and serves on the board of the National Aboriginal Media Arts Coalition and the Independent Media Arts Alliance, an organization that represents over 10,000 media artists and cultural workers across Canada.

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Brock Jurak | Researcher, Associate Producer

Brock has been working with the Director General team for two years and has worked on all our major projects. He keeps our team organized and on track.

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“…With a very strong and perceptive understanding of the issues facing First Nations people, Director General Films was instrumental in capturing our ‘message’ to the First Nations’ communities through a fantastic and skillfully produced film. Director General Films provided very professional yet personable services and I would strongly recommend their work to anyone wanting to ‘tell a story’ or to ‘share a message’.”

Cheryl Goodswimmer

former Executive Director, Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta