The Capturing Art and History program is an ongoing documentary filmmaking project which documents the diversity of local cultural, social and environmental histories and the beauty of artistic practice in the region. In this short film Miyo Mori tells her story about her family’s internment in the Slocan Valley and the decades that followed. Directed and Edited by Amy Bohigian, Illustrations by Kikuno Major, Animation by Bryan Webb and Original Music by Ben Euerby. Produced in 2019.
Watershed Productions is premiering the new feature documentary film Only In Nelson on Knowledge Network on May 26th.
“Two years ago I was pitching Knowledge’s Director of Original Content on a documentary that delved into the countless subcultures just under the surface of this beautiful mountain city.” Explains Amy Bohigian, Director and Producer of the film. “What came out of the production process was a character study of a quirky community in crisis. Today the film seems more relevant than ever, as the strength of our local communities are what will be tested during these challenging times ahead.”
The film will play on British Columbia’s public broadcaster Knowledge Network starting May 26th at 9PM and on their streaming service at the same time. Outside of Canada Only in Nelson is available on Vimeo on Demand starting on May 26th.
This video from ANKORS produced by Watershed Productions delves into how the new murals in the Overdose Prevention site were created. Local artists Kelly Shpeley and Indica are interviewed about their work and Vera Horsman, the OPS Coordinator, speaks to the OPS as a community hub. We hear about how the OPS works within the harm reduction model, provides a range of services to people who use drugs from all backgrounds and works to build community for those considered most vulnerable in our community. Funded by Community Action Initiative, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust, this video was made to educate the general public about the OPS and give voice to the those that use and manage the services there. Shot and edited by Amy Bohigian with original music by Ben Euerby. See the video here: https://youtu.be/yIrKuygF-2M
Watershed teamed up with Community Energy Association, Emotive and the Province of BC to create a series of winter electric vehicle driving videos. Thousands of Canadians enjoy their EVs through the winter months, these videos showcase those drivers and were inspired by their lifestyles. Featuring Nelson locals Lisel Forst and Sydney Black as competitive neighbours trying to get first chair and fresh tracks at Whitewater Ski Hill. The series also includes Andrew Chewter and Clinton Swanson signing the praises of their locally driven electric vehicles.
Check out the series here on Youtube: https://youtu.be/CuNJmriY4SA
Watershed Productions latest documentary film, Only in Nelson, received an Award of Excellence from the Impact Docs Awards International Competition. We are in fine company. Check out the website: https://impactdocsawards.com
Watershed Productions produced a physician recruitment video for KB Doctors with a cast of local characters, including Lucas Myers as the hyper and loveable Chief of Staff and his team of physicians and nurses at the hospital played by Cate Baio, Lindsay Clague, Travis Hauck, Matt Nuttall with cameos by your favourite local (real) doctors. This short video was written by the fabulous Deryn Collier, shot by Colin Burwell with original music by Ben Euerby. See the video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/f4VL2Gb5d70
Get ready Nelson! Tickets are now available for the World Premiere of Only in Nelson. If you aren’t in the film, you know 1/2 the people who are. Watch the trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFLK0ZQpIqI
A Knowledge Network original, the production is the latest from Watershed Productions Inc. and will be playing October 2nd and 3rd at the Civic Theatre in Nelson.
All screenings are free, hosted by Knowledge Network! It is recommended that you reserve your tickets in advance. For the 7PM screening on October 3rd visit: http://tiny.cc/pr1rczFor the 8:45PM on October 3rd visit: http://tiny.cc/nw1rcz The screening on the 2nd is invite only/sold out.
Hop over to onlyinnelson.com to learn more about the film and the phenomenon called ONLY IN NELSON. More posts soon that feature folks in the film and those who made it!
Feels fitting to end the ‘Beyond the Stigma of Drug Use’ video series with youth speaking up about their experiences around drug use. These five teens give us a real look at what it’s like these days growing up in the age of the opioid crisis.
By bearing witness it is our intention at Watershed Productions to help all of us all take a good hard look at the impacts of the opioid crisis and drug use, so we can reduce the shame and stigma around those that are struggling or making choices we don’t always understand.
Thanks to ANKORS, Nelson Star, Nelson Police, Nelson Fentanyl Task Force for being the forces that made this series happen. And, to the composer, Ben Euerby, for creating such brilliant music for the series.
See the full ‘Beyond the Stigma’ video series here: Beyond Stigma Video Series
Canadian Olympic Committee/TECK Coaching Series
An inspiring day with three-time Olympian and Olympic champion Beckie Scott and former national cross-country skiing coach Justin Wadsworth at the 2019 Teck Coaching Series with Team Canada / Équipe Canada in Rossland, BC. Directed and produced by Amy Bohigian, Camera and Edit by Bohdan Doval, Original Music by Ben Euerby. Produced in 2019.