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.
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. 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.
This is a series of videos that highlight the ‘Place-Concsious Learning’ happening with Kootenay Lake School District. From K-12, these students are planting gardens, clearing trails and climbing rock faces as part of their student experience.
One of the four videos showcases the amazing work the Grade 7-12 ‘Outdoor Academies.’ Hear from Graeme Marshall, Lead Teacher of ATLAS, and others around the district who know the power of getting beyond the four walls of a classroom to expand the horizons of hundreds of our local youth. See the series at: https://vimeo.com/sd8learns
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.