“A Day in the Life” with Vancouver filmmaker Joseph Klymkiw

Joseph Klymkiw is a video artist, director, cinematographer, activist, and socialite. Joe’s work primarily chronicles art, music and performance movements of Vancouver and its surrounding communities. As a result of this work, he is well known and liked among many progressive, liberal-minded and artistic communities and people outside of these circles as well.

Joseph Klymkiw is a storyteller to his core, he immerses himself in the narratives that he takes on. He is always on the move and yet wherever he goes he seems to know everyone. Joseph is remarkably open, and it’s because of this openness that he has such rich and varied experiences.

-Written by Sean Karemaker

Joseph Klymkiw
I asked Henry Rollins what he liked about acting, he said it was fun.
Joseph Klymkiw
Met a guy in the park who showed me his homemade steady cam.
One day I will write a book about how this happened.
This happened because Drake called Lil Wayne (basically paralleling the interview).
Getting to film an interview with the famous superfan Nav and getting to wear the Raptors championship ring was great!
Shooting a food network pilot about vegans who drive motorcycles.
Joseph Klymkiw
Introducing my documentary Hip Hop eh at a university in Ontario.
Joseph Klymkiw
Taken after the iconic interview of NArdwuar vs. Riff Raff.

Which ‘hood are you in?

Main Street or Mount Pleasant Vancouver, BC

What do you do?

I am a Filmmaker, Editor, Camera for Nardwuar, Director, Producer and Yogi.

What are you currently working on?

A documentary series of my favourite places on Main St, A consultant about a documentary on Jayson Hoover who is a soul singer from Vancouver. Also working as an editor at Snap Call Media.

Where can we find your work?

YouTube | Instagram | Website