Staff profiles

Janira Moncayo

Janira Moncayo (she/her), Operations Manager, is an emerging media artist and graphic designer, currently based in Mohkinstsis/ Calgary. By combining live video, found-footage and performance, she questions the misrepresentation of racial minorities in mainstream media and  challenges the predominance of stereotypical stories. Moncayo's films and installations have been exhibited locally and internationally. She is excited to be a part of the EMMEDIA team and share her passion for having a critical eye on the media we consume on a daily basis.


Joe Kelly

Photo Credit: Emily Promise Allison

Joe Kelly (he/him), Interim Rentals Coordinator, is a Calgary-based filmmaker and media artist whose works have been screened and awarded internationally. He explores and experiments with analog and digital video, animation, photography, super 8, 16 and 35mm format film, and creates kinetic sculptures to present his video-based installations that blend the wonder of early cinema with contemporary media technology.  


Christian Argyll

Christian Argyll (he/him), Bookkeeper, has been with EMMEDIA since 2015. With a background in not-for-profit and arts management in Calgary dating back 19 years, he has also worked professionally as a photographer, filmmaker, and videographer. Overall Christian is a "people person" who enjoys putting ideas into action, both at the office and in the community.