Cole Vandale is a Métis filmmaker who has studied acting and filmmaking in Calgary, New York and Vancouver. He has worked professionally on a variety of union and non-union productions both in-front and behind the camera. His last short film Starlight was nominated for Best Live Short at the 45th American Indian Film Festival and was a finalist for the Sundance Ignite Fellowship. He recently was a participant in the 2021 Vancouver International Film Festivals Catalyst program for emerging filmmakers. Currently he is producing Rylan Friday’s film Terror/Forming and working with Mosaic Entertainment on the reality television series Bears’ Lair as an associate producer, co-writer and director. His goal is to help make filmmaking more authentic, sustainable, diverse and welcoming.