Based in Victoria, British Columbia, I am a photojournalist and expedition documentary filmmaker driven to celebrate and give expression to our witness of every-day beauty, the strength of the human spirit, and compassion.
We Should Build Mandolins is the story of Tom Ellis, Austin, Texas' master mandolin builder and inlay master. After successfully building some of the world's finest mandolins from 1970s to the early 1990s, Ellis quit building instruments to run a successful company (Precision Pearl Inlay) that built parts for many other guitar and mandolin manufacturers.
Lifestyle Promo for SOLE Footwear
The Art Of Wild Trailer
This is a story of people who don't fear Earth’s sharpest elements, but rather have established profound connections with these wild landscapes through athleticism and artistry.
On both a global scale as well as for many young Chinese, everything in adult life starts in university. Although lasting only a few years, it often has a long term influence on their lives as they establish their future aspirations, form relationships, and create an identity. University students as a group are a large representative of Chinese youth; as the next generation, they will be the ones to develop and revitalize China.
How is music consumed, listened to, composed, and interpreted?
A project exploring how the digital era is effecting the style and culture of musicians and their tools. The possibility of a death of style, and the “death of the fan” and a critical view of art, as the subjective view of the audience in a social and cultural context, is discussed in an accompanying written publication.
Coastal Voices: Navigating the Return of Sea Otters
In June 2014, a diverse group of people with a shared passion for our oceans risked to think in new ways and listen to new ideas. We are a group of First Nations leaders, artists, scientists and journalists who gathered together on British Columbia’s central coast to discuss the profound transformations triggered by the recovery of sea otters.
Emerald Forest, Fish Eye Project
fisheyeproject.org Fish Eye Project hits screens across Canada on June 8th 2016 for two limited live dive shows. Go diving without getting wet and communicate directly with divers, scientists and marine enthusiasts in real-time from the theatre.
BORDERSKI Trailer (2016)
BORDERSKI explores the shapeshifting nature of borders through a ski expedition to the Pamir mountains, where wild sheep and local communities are increasingly circumscribed by fences. From political frontiers to physical limits, barbed wire to traditional notions of wildlife conservation, this film by Lindsay Marie Stewart and writer Kate Harris challenges basic assumptions about how borders shape our world—and makes a bold new case for thinking beyond them.
A Hand To Stand Trailer
Natural Connections is proud to present A Hand To Stand, a short documentary on seven Indigenous students in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest building their own wooden Stand Up Paddleboards, using traditional knowledge in a modern day world. In a nation where the odds are stacked against Aboriginals finishing school and breaking out of the poverty trap; these kids face progression, persistence, and perseverance. The Bella Bella Community School shows you have got to be bold enough to begin and strong enough to succeed.