Roselynn Akulukjuk was born in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic. In 2012 she enrolled in the Toronto Film School where she fell in love with being behind the camera. She wrote and directed her first film, the live-action and puppetry short The Owl and the Lemming, winning Best Animation at the 2016 American Indian Film Festival. Roselynn lives in Iqaluit.