Original shorts and feature length documentaries are the foundation of Watershed Productions Inc. We create independent digital films with the purpose of building new social awareness and vibrant communities.
30 minutes – 2015, Director/Producer
Broadcast Premiere was August 3rd 2015 The series was broadcast on the Knowledge Network website. See the Knowledge Network’s website for more details. Synopsis Dreamers and Dissidents is a series of personal stories told by nine individuals who have all moved and lived in the Kootenays over the generations. From war resisters to residential school… More »
50 minutes – 2011, Director/Producer – DVD's now available
Conceiving Family follows (Director/Producer) Amy Bohigian and her partner, Jane Byers, as they adopt biracial 15 month-old twins, Franny and Theo. Their journey to becoming a family, like the other four same-sex couples, is laden with challenges, including confronting the Christian Fundamentalist foster parents who express fear that the children they’ve cared for since birth… More »
30 minutes – 2012, Director – DVD's available
Rural Transcapes is a topical film that profiles four transgendered individuals who have chosen to live in the rural area of the Kootenays. Christopher Moore is one of the people featured in the film and is the founder of the TransConnect Program, which provides outreach services to transgendered folks around the East and… More »
31 minutes – 2008, Director/Producer – DVD available
In an attempt to make sense of her experience as an expatriate living in Canada, the filmmaker connects with eleven other natural born Americans living in both Canada and Mexico. Along the way, she questions the assumptions of her proud American childhood and explores her shifting sense of identity.
2011, Extras Casting Director and Wrangler
Short Synopsis Once a thriving mining community, present day Cold Rock is a ghost town clouded by an unthinkable tragedy haunting those who remain. Children are disappearing without a trace. Superstitious locals speak in hushed tones of the tall man, a dark and mysterious figure who may indeed be responsible for the abductions or simply… More »
8 minutes – 2006, Director – DVD available
Beyond the Chair chronicles the working lives of three unique barbers and hairdressers who share their personal experiences of working with clients and the lessons learned along the way. Upbeat, and often humourous, this short documentary captures a world so familiar, yet unexamined. Gene talks about how hairdressers 'play with the hair' and barbers 'just… More »
56 minutes – 2008, Assistant Editor
Durga Shakti Productions, Karin Slater and Steven Bartlo A filmmaker couple sets out around the world to have an honest look at marriage far beyond the honeymoon and the “happily ever after” cliches. Only then will they decide to take the giant step themselves.
2007-2011 For five summers, Watershed Productions in partnership with the Kootenay Express News, organized the Kootenay Summer Shorts Film Festival. This unique festival celebrated the films and filmmakers of the Kootenays. The filmmakers were a mix of ages, backgrounds and range in experience from first-timer to award winning professionals. The Kootenay Express Summer Shorts Film… More »