Flick Harrison is a writer, media artist, filmmaker, hacker, community artist, educator, and drone pilot in Vancouver. Beginning his career on the CBC youth series Road Movies as one of Canada’s first professional videographers, he’s since made video in Pakistan, the US, Mexico, and China. As part of the Art and Social Change project, he is studying community arts across Canada in conjunction with Simon Fraser University, Concordia University, the University of Alberta, and the University of Toronto.
His work has been seen on dance and theatre stages and by millions on television; been nominated and won awards internationally; and slipped into, under, and through almost every Canadian funding niche. The Globe and Mail called him “hilarious,” and the Georgia Straight called his work “gorgeously sophisticated.”
As part of Something Collective, Harrison helped pilot the City of Vancouver’s Fieldhouse community-artist residencies. His work includes teaching media to kids, designing projections for theatre and dance, making music videos, and international journalism and criticism for outlets like Adbusters, Film Threat, and Terminal City.
He’s acted with Lucy Lawless, studied under Noam Chomsky, beaten the Sundance parking laws, interviewed Ed Asner to sleep, held hands with Negativland, wandered the tribal zones of Pakistan, and shown in the Museum of the Moving Image, New York. He has designed video projections for Ballet BC and Bella Luna Theatre; produced award-winning interactive documentary, music video, dramatic narrative, industrial video, and propaganda in and around the political-media universe, working for Battlestar Galactica, R.E.M., CBC, Stéphane Dion, Jennifer Lopez, and many more.