First in the series of Culinary Culture of Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism videos. Stay tuned for more from the multi-talented team of Jenna Raider Skidmore Bohdan Doval and Ben Euerby! Thanks to the Hume Hotel and Spa staff and Ryan Martin for rocking this video shoot. What a way to kick it off.
For the past few months, I’ve had the honour of working on a project with Kootenay Lake School District to capture the stories of Indigenous Elders in the region. The final videos will be shared with students across the school district, as aboriginal education further integrates into the curriculum. Several students from South Nelson Elementary, Adam Roberts Elementary and Prince Charles Secondary School students participated in this project by drawing pictures in response to the Elders’ stories. Ben Euerby created the original score of these videos, all 20-30 minutes in length. Amy Bohigian shot, directed and edited the videos.
Mia Jagpal directed this portrait of Nelson, BC and how Amy Bohigian made her dreams come true here for Telus Storyhive.https://www.facebook.com/storyhive/videos/875291489288699/
Bryan Webb, Ben Euerby (composer) and I worked with Rosemont, Erickson and W.E. Graham Elementary Schools this Winter and Spring to make a series of videos that explore careers the students were interested in learning more about. We started by teaching all the students how to set up interviews, tell stories, and shoot a variety of shots. Then, we went to the places where people worked to interview them about their job. Our final videos include Adham Shaikh’s studio, Grant Anderson from the Bakery at Save On Foods, Tara Halonen from Creston Veterinary Clinic, Brett Adams Whitecaps Soccer Coach and Memories of Indian Cuisine in Creston. We had a fabulous celebration to screen their work at the Civic Theatre this month. Check out our videos on SDLearns channel on Vimeo.
We had a lot of fun with the Family Action Network(FAN) producing this video, which features the voices of parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders who provide information on the importance of checking your child’s development ‘early and often’ through the early years period. Produced in 2017.
Watch our new promotional video “TAKE YOU UP” here. It follows Nelson BC’s Andrew Chewter and his sons Cedric and Linden as they drive up the mountain road in their electric vehicle in search of winter adventure. Watershed Productions worked in partnership with Accelerate Kootenays, Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean transportation network. Funded by Community Energy Association, Fortis BC, BC Hydro, Columbia Basin Trust, Powertech Labs Inc., Regional District of Central Kootenay, Regional District of East Kootenays, and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. Produced in 2017.
Excited to announce that Arc, our latest new media installation, will be projected at Touchstones Nelson – Museum of Art and History during Heritage Week, February 21st – 26th. Come down to Gallery B to see the work I collaborated on with Daryl Jolly, Kerry Pagdin and John Tucker. Each of the five segments presented in Arc begin with images pulled from our archives across the Kootenays. When paired with the photos shot within the last year a story emerges, telling how our region and our ways of life have shifted over time. Arc was made possible by a major project grant from Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.
Excited to share a new video installation work called ‘ARC’ which fuses historical and modern photos using animation and sound design. This large scale (24x10ft) outdoor projection both posits and plays with how our local communities shift over time.
‘ARC’ is part of the group exhibit entitled “Building the World We Want” opening at the Kootenay Gallery on September 23rd at 7PM and running through November 5th. Curated by Maggie Shirley, the show features works by Amy Bohigian, Kari Burk, Julie Castonguay, Genevieve Gagnon, Patricia Gilhuly, Tanya Pixie Johnson, Ian Johnston, Tsuneko Kokubo, George Koochin and Judy Wapp.
Much gratitude to Daryl Jolly, Kerry Pagdin and Havelock John Tucker who brought this piece to life with their insights and skills as artists. Thanks to the Dam City Rollers, David Leakey, Danny and the fam, Laura Fortier at Touchstones, Kyle and Rosemary at ALHS and Sinixt Elder Virgil Seymour. Also many thanks to Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance for the funding.
Hope to see you on the 23rd for a great night.
Directions to the gallery and more information: http://www.kootenaygallery.com/building-the-world-we-want/
Last week, we screened the 19-minute documentary “Behind the Scenes of Liberation Days” to a lively house of cast and crew at the Capitol Theatre. Nelson high school students, Noah Gaffran, Aydin Long, Graeme Sherman, Dani Snell and Sebastian Bodine, all met with Amy Bohigian over the course of the show’s rehearsals and backstage meetings to interview the cast and crew and document the creation of this play. The documentary explores the issues the characters face as the Dutch were liberated by Canadian troops at the end of WWII along with a candid look at how the Director and all the crew worked collaboratively to create an immersive drama on our local stage. The structure of the documentary was determined early on in the process and was pulled together by the team of filmmakers, as each youth chose a section of the documentary to edit. Thanks to Stephanie Fischer, Capitol Theatre Executive Director and Producer, for making this project possible. Here’s a link to view the full documentary: https://youtu.be/P8paYvYDPrY