The City of Trail engaged Watershed Productions Inc. to help address the stigma that their most vulnerable citizens have faced. We invited folks with lived experience of substance abuse to take photos and record their stories. We worked with ANKORS, Interior Health and the City of Trail to produce this 7-minute video ‘Looking Beyond’ featuring Lisa, Cash, Jeff and Ryan. The project was facilitated by Amy Bohigian and Amber Streukens, with visual effects by Jason Williams and original music by Ben Euerby. The video can be seen on the City of Trail website here.
Watershed Productions was honoured to tell the story of the formation of the Columbia Trust; how people in the Columbia Basin came together to change their future. Hear directly from the founding and former directors, representatives from the Ktunaxa Nation, and other key members that played an important role in the creation of the Trust. Together, they take us on the journey of how the stars aligned to help them keep their promises to the people of the Basin and return benefits to the region. Watch the 10 minute version here.
Did you know that there is a rural specific model for reporting child abuse? Check out this informational animation Watershed Productions created for the Safe Kids and Youth Coordinated Response Team here in the Kootenays. Everyone that works behind the scenes of this program is a hero! Sydney Black and Lucas Myers are your lovely narrators. Fun animating with Vyond. Ben Euerby Knome Studios composed the original music. Video here: https://thekoop.ca/sky/
Time to get up and give a warm standing ovation for Lou Lynn – winner of the Governor’s General Award in Visual and Media Arts for 2021. A true master at her craft; Lou’s precision, focus, professionalism, originality and kindness are embodied by her work and her way of being. I considered myself lucky as heck to have been commissioned by Canada Council to direct this portrait of Lou. Indebted to Bohdan Doval for his beautiful camera work, Ben Euerby at Knome Studios for his brilliant musical treatment on this video and Janet Dwyer for her amazing photos. Congrats to Lou for this well deserved and spectacular career achievement!
“History is not there for you to like or dislike it. It is there for you to learn from it. And if it offends you, even better. Because then you are less likely to repeat it. It’s not yours to erase… it belongs to all of us.”
Special thanks to: Fred Wah, Cindy Henderson, Basil Fuller, Shayna Young, Todd Veri, Christopher Moore, Keiko Fitz-Earle, Penny Nordquist, Merv Helle, Ernest Hekkanen, Natalie Fleury, Estelle Pensiero, Marie-Paule Berthiaume, Anonymous participant, and George Koochin.
Grateful to the creative team behind the scenes – Carlo Alcos on Camera, Knome Studios Ben Euerby on Original Music, Amy Bohigian on Directing and Editing, and Astrid Heyerdahl as Executive Producer.
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