- The whole gathering ground of a river system
- A turning point
Watershed Productions Inc. creates essential documentary films and offers full video production services for mission driven organizations and individuals.
Watershed Productions. Our Stories are Worth Telling.
Amy Bohigian – Director/Producer
As the founder and owner of Watershed Productions Inc., Amy Bohigian integrates her passion for socially active filmmaking with her life-long dedication to experience-based education and community development. Amy’s professional careers spans over 20 years in a diverse range of settings that include the playgrounds of inner city San Francisco, a girl’s detention centre in Boston, a YMCA Camp and Outdoor Education Centre in the woods of Ontario.
As an independent filmmaker, Amy Bohigian has directed and produced award-winning films that include Love It and Leave It (2008) funded by the National Film Board of Canada/NFB, Conceiving Family (2011), described by the CBC as, “an intimate and beautiful film,” and Dreamers and Dissidents (2015) commissioned by British Columbia’s public broadcaster, Knowledge Network.
Bohigian owns and operates Watershed Productions Inc., a video production company based in Nelson, BC, where she has directed and produced several video based projects for government, corporate, and non-profit clients looking to create social impact. She has been a guest lecturer and faculty member with the Digital Arts and New Media Program at Selkirk College in Nelson BC since 2012.
She was the artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre, creating the video installation Roundtable (2008), and exhibited a new media installation Wide Shot/Close Up (2014-15) at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Amy was named Nelson BC’s cultural ambassador (2014) in the category of film/video production and represented Nelson’s art and culture community at national and international events and festivals. She is currently a Board Member with Oxygen Arts Centre in Nelson BC. She founded the Summer Film Camp for Youth in 2007 and has instructed hundreds of youth in all aspects of filmmaking each summer since.
She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University (1999) and holds an Advanced Degree for Independent Digital Film Program from Selkirk College (2007.) She was awarded the Shaw Media Fund scholarship for mid-career directors at the Hot Docs Conference and Film Festival (2011) and was awarded the documentary Doc Accelerator Fellowship for eight filmmakers across Canada to participate in a professional development and mentoring program through the Hot Docs Conference and Film Festival (2014).
Ben Euerby – Composer
Inspired by life itself, Ben Euerby finds music everywhere and everyday in his life. Having studied Composition under the direction of Juno nominated composer Don Macdonald at Selkirk College Contemporary Music Program Ben has been writing music for Film and Radio for 10 years now. His most notable work was in 2006 writing the score for the internationally recognized film Surreal. With his passion for composition only growing deeper Ben continues to pursue his life long dream of writing music for film with a successful response.
Rachel Schmidt – Collaborator
Rachel Schmidt is an award winning Canadian documentary filmmaker, photographer, global activist and the founder of the Women’s United Liberation Front. Her dispatches have taken her across the world where she has worked with international NGOs to advance human rights for women and girls. Rachel’s work includes Kootenay films like Joe and Gabrielle, the story of two Aboriginal youth trying to fit into a mostly white community and AIDS Lives Here, stories about people living with AIDS/HIV in rural communities. She is currently in development on two documentary series for television, and producing media projects for government. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria and a diploma in Independent Digital Film from Langara College in Vancouver BC.
Daryl Jolly – Post Production / Visual Effects
Daryl Jolly has been a full time instructor for over 15 years in the two-year Digital Arts and Media program at Selkirk College where he teaches After Effects and other graphic design and video related courses. He has won two major awards for outstanding instruction at Selkirk College. Daryl grew up in Trail BC and now lives in the Kootenays with his family. He created all the visual effects and was the editor on “Dreamers and Dissidents” and regularly collaborates with Watershed Productions Inc. on a range of projects.
Gregory Mackenzie – Executive Producer
Mackenzie has been directing TV and film for nearly two decades. After studying Broadcasting in Calgary and attending the Vancouver Film School, he started his career in experimental films, music videos, and TV commercials, then on to longer formats. Gregory has shot around the world and was based in Europe (Lisbon then London) before moving to Nelson to enjoy family life with his children between productions. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, the Writers Guild of Canada, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He was the Executive Producer for “Dreamers and Dissidents” which was commissioned by Knowledge Network.
Karin Slater – Consulting Filmmaker
Karin Slater, Producer / Director and Cinematographer, was awarded with the prestigious Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC Cannes 2008. An award given to five filmmakers around the world doing creative and innovative work in documentaries. She also scooped the Best South African Documentary Award at the 2008 Durban International Film Festival and the 2008 Apollo Film Festival for her film 50 Years! Of Love? Meaning of the Buffalo premiered at Sundance Film Festival (where it was in the festivals ‘Top 10 Must See Films’) in 2004, it also screened at Berlin Film Festival, Hot Docs, Museum of Modern Art, New York and was selected as a New York Times Critics Pick in 2004.
She has also shot documentaries for well-known international filmmakers and teaches Independent Documentary making at Selkirk College, Canada and was head mentor at Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking in Johannesburg in 2009.
Mike Stolte – Community Development Consultant
Mike Stolte is Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Executive Director. Mike has spent many years working in the field of community, economic & business/ entrepreneurial development. He has facilitated several national conferences and think-tanks, and has written many articles and publications in the field. Over the past few years Mike has made presentations in Australia, the United States, New Zealand and in many parts of Canada. His subject matter most often centres around the need and the method for creating entrepreneurial and vital communities. His work has been featured in the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business, Canadian Living & Profit magazines, on CBC radio’s Sounds Like Canada, and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Mike is the past president of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. He serves on the advisory committee of the Canadian Rural Research Network and is a past member of the Co-operative Development Initiative of Canada. He holds degrees from Carleton University (MA in Public Administration) and the University of Western Ontario (Economics).