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.
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.
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.
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
I was invited to present one of the eleven stories from Dreamers and Dissidents at Knowledge Network’s Season Launch at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver in September. As we put the final touches on this documentary, it was a real boost to see one of the stories on the big screen with a live audience. I was interviewed by the one and only Shelagh Rogers before the screening. Fun night!