Asterix Media is a non-profit collective of artists who aim to challenge dominant narratives and bring marginalized voices to the forefront of new media. With a focus on 2SLGBTQ+ experiences, we use filmmaking, performance art, and other creative avenues as a means of amplifying these stories, reaching audiences around the globe. We prioritize collaboration and authenticity in our work and LOVE to work with people.
Asterix Media is based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada).
Steph Young (she, her / he, him) is a filmmaker, drag performer, and mental health advocate. Like any good Taurus, he enjoys spending time cuddling his dog, or spending hours in the woods photographing wildlife and identifying interesting plants.
Jake Ivany (he, him) is an administrative professional by day, a filmmaker by night and a big-ol-queer at heart. With years of experience in the nonprofit world, he loves to help bring stories to life and to the forefront of modern media.
Vie Jones (They/ Them) is a two-spirit artist and performer. The art they make is rooted in community practices, Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies. They don’t know how to have fun without setting things on fire.
Courtney (they/them) is a queer artist and advocate that has been performing in the drag community for almost five years. Their art consists of a mixture of having fun and telling a story. Richard Rockhard (their alter ego; he/him) believes in representation of all marginalized communities and spreading joy through any medium possible.
Karyn (she/her, they/them) is a LGBTQ2S+ advocate and social worker originally from Mohkinstsis (Calgary, AB) with a professional focus on decolonization and intersectionality. You can find her most days with her partner and cats at home, reading a good book.
Tyler Colbourne, also known as Tee Johnny, is a photographer, community worker, media wanderer, jokester, puppy dog lover, and a fierce believer in the power of whimsy. He has had too many jobs but not enough magical experiences. You can find him volunteering and working in the arts, queer initatives, and social innovation.