What a privilege to witness and share the experiences of these brave individuals – thanks to Ankors West, Cheryl Dowden, Alex Sherstobitoff, Paul Burkhart and the Nelson Police for bringing this project to life and to Tyler Harper at the Nelson Star News for helping us amplify their voices. More to come in this series. Next up, service providers speak to their experience of the opioid crisis. See the videos here: Beyond Stigma Video Series
This is Adam’s story of getting seriously injured at TECK and the repercussions of that accident. It is being used as a training video for employees at TECK Trail Operations to raise awareness of the importance of using safe practices in the workplace. Director – Amy Bohigian, Camera – Bohdan Doval, Composer – Ben Euerby. Produced in 2018.
We’ve been to Whitewater in the Winter, Pulpit in the Spring and we’ll be in downtown Nelson in the summer for our third instalment of ‘Voices of Nelson.’ A collaboration with Touchstones Nelson, this interactive project seeks to create a living history of Nelson, documenting who lives here today and why, exploring our identity as a city and where people think we are headed into the future as it connects to the past.
The plan is to edit together the interviews we’ve conducted with dozens of locals and present this video in the museum space at Touchstones Nelson for many years to come. Watershed Productions is pleased to have Lynn Trinh on the creative team with additional camera support from Laura Grant.
Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s a video produced by TECK to celebrate the amazing women who work there. Was fun to have a small part in the creation of this video.
Soon, they will release two other profile videos that feature the stories of a couple women seen in this IWD video that I worked alongside Jason Mannings to capture.
Here’s a video profile of my work at Upstream Benefits at Touchstones Nelson which is up until February 11th. Honoured to be included among this group of accomplished local artists: Deborah Thompson, Maggie Shirley, Ian Johnston, Susan Andrews Grace, Natasha Smith, Rachel Yoder, Courtney Anderson, Brent Bukowski, and Boukje Elzinga. Arc is a video and sound installation created in collaboration with Daryl Jolly and Havelock John Tucker. Roundtable, from an artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre 2008, is revisited as the earlier work in this exhibit and includes conversations with Thomas Loh, Josie Ahern, Zoe, Eric Denny, Julien Locke & Peter Locke, and Edna Whitely.
Come check out this upcoming event that Anna Purcell has coordinated. The write up from Facebook below, link here to event details.
What is the poverty you have experienced in your life? What has helped you when you’ve felt stuck? See your community’s needs answers to these questions at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, December 16th, along with powerful artistic responses to our community’s stories by some of our most talented local artists, including Amy Bohigian, Amber Santos, Lynn Dragone, and Keira Zaslove. Come explore and celebrate the vulnerability and resilience of the human condition through the mirror of artistic expression! Have a snack, add your voice, or just compassionately witness others’ voices. Doors open at 6pm, artists’ presentations at 7pm. This event is free for the public.