Sun Raven Arts/The Toronto Indigenous Filmmakers Collective
Rhonda Lucy – Tsiktsinensawe Yakonkwe is a filmmaker, costume designer and artist. A 2 Spirit Mohawk woman of Indigenous and northern European ancestry based in Toronto. Working with production such as Warrner Bros. Paramount, Disney, FX, HBO, APTN and CBC. Officially titled as Indigenous Ambassador of Toronto. Recently named one of the top 40 under 40 indigenous artists for social change and honored with a monument in Parkdale by the Block-by-Block Foundation and Ward Museum. Named Indigenous Youth Leader of the year in 2016 by Inspirit Foundation. Founder of The Toronto Indigenous Filmmakers Collective and Sun Raven Arts. An accomplished technician (IATSE 873, CAFTCAD, WIFT, and ACCT), an entrepreneur with a background in creative direction, film, live performance, fashion/SPFX costuming, mask/puppetry, sculpture arts, and writing. Recipient of the Netflix ISO apprenticeship sponsorship in 2021. A published writer and visual artist awarded 4 literary grants in 2020 for her short story Lantern Fishing. An alumni of the 2018 CBC Indigenous New voices program and is their first student to world premiere their film at imagineNATIVE’s film festival at Bell Tiff Lightbox. Designer for the Toronto Community Arts Guild community arts programs and the creation of public artworks, such as monuments and community art pieces, her projects have toured the country and been used in lectures, films, and plays with education initiatives throughout Canada.