Director David Adkin grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where he developed an abiding passion for Canada and the West. First Lady of the Yukon represents a return to his western roots, and an expression of his interest in telling stories about Canadian history and culture.
An award-winning director with eclectic interests, Adkin's early work includes a short comic satire on consumerism entitled The Salesman (1986), and two critically-acclaimed video anthologies for the National Film Board, Media & Society and Constructing Reality, both designed to teach media awareness to young people.
As a documentarian of contemporary
social issues, Adkin has directed three award-winning films dealing with
the lives of gay and lesbian people. Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay
Youth examines the effects of homophobia on gay teenagers and their
families. Jim Loves Jack, The James Egan Story chronicles an
important chapter of gay history in Canada. We're Funny That Way
features openly-gay comedians and explores the power of laughter to overcome