Project Team & Thankyous


Written & Directed by Suzanne Crocker
Produced by Suzanne Crocker
Cinematography: Suzanne Crocker
Michael Brockington
Caroline Christie
Astrid Schau-Larsen
Story Editor: Nettie Wild
Title Animation: Joel Penner
Drone Cinematography: Bill Kendrick, John Alderson, Pablo Saravanja, Jay Bulckaert, Ensio Lera
Sound Mixer and Designer: David Parfit
Alex Houghton
David Parfit
Corb Lund (Cows Around)
Andrew Laviolette (Present Tense)
Marieke Hiensch (Whispering)
Robert (Jesse) Cooke (Violet’s Song)
Website:  Dan Dowhal
Alex Hakonson
Cathie Archbould
Suzanne Crocker
Mackenzie Pardy
Hélène Roth
Animator: Andrew Sharp
Miche Genest (the amazing Boreal Gourmet who moved into my house for a week and taught me how to cook!)
Leigh Joseph
Bev Gray
Suzanne Crocker
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Department
Alex Somerville and the Dawson City Museum
Kathy and Michael Gates
Sally Robinson
Additional Web & Social Media:
Chris Healey, Maria Sol, Gabriela Sgaga
Impact Campaign: Annelise Larson
Impact Campaign Assistants: Callum Batten, Sara Eyre

A huge thank you to all the food producers of Dawson City, Yukon and to the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation including:

Otto Muehlbach & Conny Handwerk , Kokopellie Farm
Megan Waterman, LaStraw Ranch
Jen & Loren Sadlier, Klondike Valley Creamery
Angie Joseph-Rear, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder
Victor Henry, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder
Derrick Hastings and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Department
Grant Dowdell & Karen Digby, Farmers
David McBurney & Ren Causer, Beekeepers
John Lenart & Kim Melton, Klondike Valley Nursery
Sylvia Frisch & Berwyn Larson, Birch Hill Forest Farm
Jackie Olson, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in “elder in training” & Artist
Shelby Jordan, BonTon Charcuterie
Dave Robinson, trapper
Paul & Becky Sadlier, Sun North Ventures
Sebastian Jones, commercial salmon fisher
Lucy & Jack Vogt, Lucy’s Vegetables and Bedding Plants
Diana & Ron McCready, Emu Creek Berry Farm
Peter Dunbar, hay farmer and outfitter
Mary Anne Davis, Tundarose Garden
Tom McMahon, gardener and gold miner
Louise Piché, gardener
Dawne Mitchell, gardener
Youth and Elders of First Fish (July), Fall Harvest Camp (September) & First Hunt (October)


Produced with the Participation of financial support for First We Eat provided by Telefilm Theatrical Documentary Programme supported by the HotDocs Ted Rogers Fund supported by Blue Ice Documentaries

Harrowsmith GoodPitch Vancouver

Thank you to all the people of Dawson and beyond who shared knowledge,  garden space, freezer space, recipes, wild berries,  exotic Dawson grown vegetables, empty milk jugs and more!

Driss Adrao
Sonya Aeschlimann
Dorothy Alexi
Briget Amos
Allison Anderson
Arctic Institute of Community   Based Research
David Asher
Natasha Ayoub
Joanne Bailey
Jody Beaumont
France Benoit
Alicia Bernbaum
Sue Biely
Gigi Bigras
Hiedi Bliedung
Glenda Bolt
Florian Boulais & Alchemy Café
Ashley Bower-Bramadat
Dale & Sue Bradley
Cindy Breitkreutz
Riley Brennan
Diana Bronson
Greg Bruner
Lupine Bulmer
Sarah Butterfield
Brenda Caley
Wendy Cairns
Norm Carlson
Leslie Chapman
Jocelyne Chaput
Ben Charlie
Tiss Clark
Teresa Conkin
Krista Davis
Marion DeJean
Paul Derry & Bonanza Market
John Dippong
Dan Dowhal
Jake Duncan
Dawn Dyce
Jen Edwards
Katie English
Anna Evalarosa
Zackary Everitt
Venay Felton
Cathie Findlay-Brook
Gwen Franks
Frannie and Tr’inke Zho Daycare
Tracey Friesen
Doug & Jen Fraser
Freddy Frost
Carrie Gadsby
Mary Gamberg
Zsuzsi Gartner
Rose Gassner
The General Store
Lee Glazier
Carol Ann Gingras
Dina Grenon
Suzanne Guimond
Jennifer Hall
Kathy Hare
Chris Healey
Becky Hearty
Percy Henry
William Henry
Dave Hindmarsh
Jerry Holland
Gary Hoskisson
Josh Huculiak
Chera Hunchuk
Dan Jason
Chris Johnson
Ronald Johnson
Michael Joseph
Lulu Keating
Martin Kienzler
Dawn Kisoun
Klondike Kate's
Klondike Printing
Franny Krivensky
Les Kutny
Randy Lamb
Jayme Langen
Jim Leary
Maria Ledergerber
Elfie Lenzin
Markus Lenzin
Marjorie Logue
Rian Lougheed-Smith
Ken Lyotier
Wes Machnikowski
Dexter MacRae
Andrea Magee
Gary Masters
Kelly Mcclements
Kim & Mike McDougall
Dylan McDougall
Georgette McLeod
Peter Menzies
Paulette Michaud
Jim and Darcy Michener
Cher Mitchell
Mobile Abattoir Crew
Julia Morberg
Fran Morberg-Green
Stephen Mooney
Natasha Morin
Joshua Moses 
Mary Jane Moses
Debbie Nagano
RJ Nagano
Simon Nagano
Peter Nagaon and the YG Highways Crew
Richard Nerysoo
Bob Nixon
Jeneen Frei Njootli
Stan Njootli
Northern Farm Training Institute, NT
Kieran O’Donovan
Gurdeep Pandher
Michael Parfit
Sue Parsons
Mike Penrose
Brian Phelan
Kyla Popadynec
Qayuqtuvik Society, Nunavut
Andrea Reynolds
Rupert Richardson
Johnathon Robinson
Will Ross
Graham Rudge
Simone & Tom Rudge
Sepehr Samini
Bruce Saunders
Barb Secker
Aedes Scheer
Claus Schytrumph
Glenn Scott
Kath Selkirk
Robert Service School
Andrew Sharp
Bob Sharp
Shaun, chef at Westmark Dawson
Eoin Sheridan
Sharon Shorty
Teri Snelgrove
Dan Sokolowski
Maria Sol
Ray Solotki
Lone Sorenson
Arno Springer
Betty St. Jean
Gerard St. Jean
Ed Stewart
Anthony Swan
Troy Suzuki
Shirley Tagalik
Jim Taggart
Tommy Taylor
Colin Thomas
Margaret Titus
Kristen Turcotte
Nancy Turner
Lou Tyacke
Unbeatable Printing
Nora Van Bibber
Sis Vanbibber
Claus Vogel
Alfred Von Mirbach
Courtney Wallace
Meg Walker
Stephenie Williams
Faye Wilson
Amber Wyse
Jessica Yang
Yukon Agricultural Association
Yukon Agriculture Branch



Suzanne Crocker

Suzanne Crocker, a Yukon filmmaker, switched careers from rural family physician to filmmaker in 2009. Her feature-film-directing debut was with All The Time In The World (2014), a critically-acclaimed documentary film that has won 22 awards worldwide and screened in 25 countries in every continent including Antarctica. Suzanne lives in Dawson City with her husband and three children.

Miche Genest

Yukon author and cook Michele Genest loves cooking with the wild and cultivated foods of Canada’s boreal forest. Those foods inspired her two bestselling cookbooks, The Boreal Gourmet, Adventures in Northern Cooking (2010) and The Boreal Feast, a Culinary Journey Through the North (2014). Her most recent project, Vadzaih, Cooking Caribou from Antler to Hoof, was a collaboration with community cooks from Old Crow, Yukon, the Vuntut Gwich’in Government and the Porcupine Caribou Management Board.

Leigh Joseph

Leigh Joseph is a member of the Squamish First Nation. She completed her Masters in Ethnobotany in the department of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She will be pursuing a PhD in Ethnobotany starting in September 2017. Ethnobotany is the study of the relationships between people and plants. A major part of this is study is how plants have been, and are currently utilized, medicinally and for food by different cultures. The study of Ethnobotany combines biology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge as well as approaches to creating healthy ways of living and connections to the land. Leigh has worked with her home community in Squamish to renew Ethnobotanical knowledge. She has worked with the elders, knowledge holders and youth to restore culturally important plant species and record this knowledge so that community members can utilize it into the future. She is particularly interested in the links between traditional plant use and health. Leigh has most recently worked as an Ethnobotanist with the Tahltan Nation inTelegraph Creek, British Columbia. She has also worked with Indigenous communities on Southern Vancouver Island, Kingcome Inlet and Haida Gwaii. Leigh and her husband and two children are currently living in Dawson City in the territory of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in People. > Visit Leigh's website

Bev Gray

Hailing from the Yukon, Beverley Gray is the author of the award winning and national bestselling book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North. She is also the author of A Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants of Canada published by Harbour Publishing (2013). In addition to her books, Beverley is well known as a boreal herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and an award-winning natural health-product formulator. She owns the Aroma Borealis Herb Shop in Whitehorse, Yukon. Beverley loves to share her passion for wild medicinal and food plants through herb walks, talks and medicine making.

Cathie Archbould

Cathie Arcbould has been photographing the North for over 20 years for international newspapers and magazines, corporate and government clients. For her, each new assignments brings the same level of adventure and excitement as the first one did. Her work is a study in extremes, from environmental portraiture to industrial documentation, and everything in between — editorial, creative advertising campaigns, annual reports, aerial photography, architecture, and more. In Cathie's own words: "I love the North — its people, the land, the lifestyle. This comes out in my photography."

9 Replies to “Project Team & Thankyous”

  1. What a wo0nderful project, Suzanne. Your head is so full of ideas that one never know what you will do next. I am excited to follow along with you on your years journey. This is so interesting and being a lover of recipes and cooking I can’t wait until it all becomes available. LOL Lois

  2. Loved the film (saw it last night), and loved the musical score as well. Could you please list the music, and the artists that sang/played in it? Many thanks!

    1. Hi Lisa

      Will get this information updated on the website – thanks for that nudge! In the meantime:
      3 Dawson singer songwriters had pieces: Andrew Lavioellette’s “Present Tense” from his Snow Tires album ; J. Robert Cooke’s “Violet’s Song” and Marieke Heinsch’s “Whispering”. Also amazing finger style guitar by Alex Houghton, as well as music composed by sound designer David Parfit and the very fun “Cows Around” by Alberta’s country star Corb Lund.

        1. That was “Whispering” by Yukon’s Marieke Hiensche. But unfortunately, I don’t think you can find it online anywhere. I will encourage her! It’s a beautiful song.

      1. Thanks so much for finding this link. Many folks have been asking for it. I will share it on the website with the film credits. The song in the film is called
        “Whispering” and it is on this sound cloud link.

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