Asha Bear is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and multifunctional artist. She completed a Certificate in Film Production at UNB in 2023. Asha has done documentary work with CBC in 2022 and created several independent films. She completed CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by the National Screen Institute in Winnipeg in August 2023. It’s important to her to capture accurate and appropriate portrayals of Indigenous people on screen.  

She is currently working on a film for her script 'A Walk in My Moccasins' that received a grant from the NB Film Co-Op.

Kiwolatomuhsis (2023)

Asha is the writer and director on this creative project. After the community's oral story night, a young Indigenous boy, Johnny, encounters the Kiwolatomuhsis. When the Kiwolatomuhsis follow him home, he is forced to seek help from his brother and local elder. Together they explore the Kiwolatomuhsis and learn how to make them stop tormenting him.

Presented at:

  • University of New Brunswick Student Showcase in Fredericton, NB 2023
  • Presented at the CRE Gathering in Banff, Alberta 2023

Indigenous Identity (2022)

Asha is the writer, director, cinematographer and editor for this short. As a descendent of a residential school survivor, Asha was not emersed in her culture growing up and often struggled with her Indigenous identity. This film tells the story about Asha's journey with her Indigenous heritage.

Presented at:

  • Petapan Film Festival in Fredericton NB 2022
  • Presented at STU Indigenous Film Festival in Fredericton NB 2022