Piksuk is three people

Charlotte DeWolffCharlotte DeWolff fulfills senior producer obligations for Piksuk Media Inc. and oversees project administration and management. She is recognized as a leader and builder within the film & television industry of Nunavut. Her tenure in the Arctic includes several years as Manager of Inuit Communications Systems Ltd.’s full-service production facility.

Past projects have included collaborations with domestic and foreign producers, particularly in the areas of logistical and service provision coordination. She has produced for television series and documentary projects. Charlotte has served as Executive Director of Ajjiit, Nunavut Media Association, the territory’s film, television and digital media industry organization and continues to be an active member. She has organized film festivals, international trade missions, training institutes and film premieres. Charlotte’s resume in PDF.

Joelie SanguyaJoelie Sanguya was born into a traditional Inuit family on the east coast of Baffin Island.  He received schooling in the community of Clyde River and, later, outside Nunavut, to become a teacher, then school principal and education administrator.  In all, Joelie worked in the Nunavut school system for 25 years before taking on consulting assignments as a group facilitator and mediator.

He is currently chairman of the board of the Ilisaqsivik Society, a social service agency in Clyde River. In 2002 Joelie acquired his first group of sled dogs since his boyhood and proceeded to build a team that participates in the annual Nunavut Quest long-distance race on northern Baffin Island.  Joelie began to work in film and television in 2003 and joined Charlotte and Ole in forming Piksuk Media in 2005. Download Joelie’s resume in PDF.

Ole Gjerstad was born and raised in Norway. He arrived in Canada as a sailor and worked in many jobs before becoming an anthropologist, then journalist.  After working in print and radio in Europe, the United States and Africa, Ole began to make films and television in 1988, working first for CBC and then forming his own company in 1992.

His television and documentary work has won awards at the Geminis, HotDocs, Unesco, Yorkton and many other venues.  After collaborating with Inuit Broadcasting Corporation and making several documentaries in Canada’s Arctic, Ole joined Joelie and Charlotte in forming Piksuk Media in 2005.

Visit Ole Gjerstad’s website here.


  1. Joanasie Akumalik
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I watched Nunavut Quest last night. It was great. It felt like 10 minutes watching it. Keep up the good work.

  2. Luc Des Roches
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    what is the password to watch the Nunavut Quest?

  3. Hubba Bubba
    Posted October 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    What is the password for Tony, Back from the Brink…How can we get a password?

  4. Joshua
    Posted October 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Can I get the password for – Tony, Back from the brink.
    I watched it yesterday, Oct. 19, 2014.
    I can related to his past. Good documentary!

  5. Catherine Pigott
    Posted January 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Looking for a couple of DVDs of Tony Back from the Brink for our CBC journalists in Iqaluit who will be part of a public screening and panel discussion. Vice principal of high school also needs one to screen. I need them dropped off at the CBC station in Iqaluit. Can you help?


    catherine pigott

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  • About us

    Piksuk's mission is to promote Inuit history and culture and to train Inuit in all aspects of media work. We've been doing this since 2005. Read more on our company (with video). Or read more about the three people behind it.

    info [at] piksuk [dot] ca