Meet BC’s Creative Industries

BC’s content creators and creative entrepreneurs possess inspiration, tenacity, and a capability that attracts international recognition. They have made significant global impacts and importantly, they continue to experiment across the creative industries that #BCCreates champions:

  1. Motion Picture, including animation and VFX
  2. Music & Sound Recording
  3. Book & Magazine Publishing
  4. Interactive & Digital Media

As we sustain and grow this exciting and distinctive economy, we celebrate the passionate individuals, meaningful careers and exciting new ventures within it. Have a story to share? Please do!


40 Productions Over 40 Years: Celebrating Motion Picture in British Columbia

2018 marks the 40th year of film commission services in British Columbia! Over the last 40 years the motion picture industry in B.C. has grown to become North America’s 3rd largest motion picture hub. We are proud to celebrate this momentous occasion by looking back at 40 memorable film and television series shot in British Columbia! […]

Crazy 8s Announces top 12 Applicants

Check out the Crazy 8s finalists: 3RD TUESDAY Directed by: Stephanie Rossel Written by: Stephanie Rossel Producer: Shona Miko-Musgrave A senior recounts her forbidden love story to a decluttering expert who assumes a chipped angel is junk but one person’s junk is another person’s chance at romance. A DINNER, WITH ROBOTS Directed by: Jeremy Brown […]

Profile of Loretta Todd: Director of Monkey Beach

Tell us about your project. Monkey Beach is a feature film based on the iconic novel written by Eden Robinson. The book is in its 25th printing and is required reading in the Grade 12 curriculum in BC – and has been published in over 7 countries – including the US, Germany, France and the […]

Profile of Odessa Shuquaya: Director of “Cedar Tree Of Life”

We are proud to have been able to provide support to a number of films and would like to highlight some of the incredible talent showcasing at this years festival. We had the opportunity to speak with Odessa Shuquaya, director of the award winning short “Cedar Tree Of Life.” Here is what she had to […]

An Interview With Melanie Wood for Stranger Productions

  Melanie was not allowed to watch television as a child. Ironically, she now creates documentaries for a living. “I started to think about stories and issues in a way that would intrigue people. My first documentary, “A Stranger in Our Home”, was about kids who fell prey to predators on the Internet, way before […]

Profile of Steve Sxwithul’txw: Director of “Leave It On The Water”

We are proud to have been able to support a number of films at this years festival. We received the opportunity to speak with Steve Sxwithul’txw one of our Creative BC supported, director’s of the documentary short “Leave It On The Water.” Here is what he had to say about his project. Tell us about […]

An Interview With Sharon Taylor for Animal Logic Group

  Sharon Taylor started her career in finance and accounting. Twelve years ago, she answered a newspaper job posting from animation studio, Animal Logic. Today she is Animal Logic’s, Group Chief Operating Officer. “On the day of my interview at Animal, I knew I was home – it was definitely where I wanted to be. […]

An Interview With Director Mina Shum

  Mina Shum has always wanted to be a storyteller. As a child, living in an immigrant tenement house, she remembers wanting to tell stories visually. As an adult, she set off to become a filmmaker in the city she calls home. “So much of how I feel and what I think comes from living […]

An Interview With Tarun Nayar for Delhi 2 Dublin

For Tarun Nayar, one of the most surprising aspects of his journey with Delhi 2 Dublin (D2D) was that it was never intended to be a band.“It was supposed to be a one-night collaboration at a club – we had no expectations going in, we just wanted to go out and have fun.” Tarun grew […]

An Interview With AnnMarie MacKinnon for Geist Magazine

Annmarie Mckinnon has been a long time reader of Geist magazine, a BC-based literary magazine publishing since the ‘90’s. She even studied it during her degree in publishing and communications, so, when a job opened up at the well respected magazine, she jumped at the chance. “When I was growing up, literature in Canada definitely […]