Erika MacPherson is a video artist and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at festivals and galleries internationally. She has also shot and cut films, music videos and installations for a host of acclaimed artists, and facilitates productions for agents of social change. Erika’s recent projects include this river, a film she edited, co-wrote, and co-directed for the National Film Board of Canada, as well as Heimþrà, In Thrall to Home, a film about a series of arduous treks that led her family to Manitoba.
She is co-founder of both Núna (Now) (2006), and St Norbert Arts Centre (1991), both based in Winnipeg and has sat on boards for many other artist-run centres. She has adjudicated for the Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg Arts Councils. Erika makes her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One territory, where her family settled in the 1800s. this river, co-written and co-directed with fellow Winnipegger Katherena Vermette, won the Coup de coeur du jury award at the 2016 Festival Présence autochtone/Montréal First Peoples Festival in August, 2016 and Best Short Documentary at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.