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!


BC Literary Festival Calendar: 2019/20

  As summer in B.C. begins to cool and fade into fall there is yet another festival season approaching. Literary festivals! That’s right. Grab your pumpkin spice lattes’, throw on your chunky knit sweaters and head out to one of these incredible festivals hilighting all things, book, poetry, writing and more. LiterAsian: September 27-28 | Vancouver […]

B.C.’s Motion Picture Industry Remains Steady with $3.2B Contribution to Economy

  British Columbia is world-renowned as a versatile and dependable hub for motion picture production. As a global competitor in visual effects (VFX) and animation, the motion picture industry is estimated to support full time equivalent positions totalling over 71,000 in B.C. [1] These figures show that production activity levels are holding steady as indicated by […]

BC Music Festival Calendar: Summer 2019

With genres ranging from Alternative, Pop, to Hip-Hop, Country and everything in between, we have compiled a list of some of the best music festivals BC has to offer. With festivals spanning across the province there is something for everyone. Indian Summer Festival: Jul 4 – 14 | Vancouver  Carnaval Del Sol: July 6 – 7 | Vancouver […]

An Interview With Brenda Bailey Executive Director of DigiBC, The Interactive and Digital Media Industry Association of B.C.

“I want people to trust that I will work on their behalf.”-Brenda Bailey With training in business and law, a background in social work, and a degree in Arabic, Brenda Bailey has followed a unique career path. “Everyone expected me to do typically female jobs, when really, I should have been a technologist right from […]

An Interview With Brian Hamilton Principal and Executive Producer at Omnifilm Entertainment

“We are nothing if not for the people who entrust us with their creative ideas.”-Brain Hamilton Brian Hamilton’s hobby in high school was making Super 8 movies. He went on to study engineering at university but didn’t see himself as an engineer. “I convinced my supervisor to allow me to make a film for my […]

An Interview with Kim Thé, Booking Representative & Artist Manager at Pebble Star Artists

Kim Thé gives us some incite into Pebble Star Artists, a full-service art management and booking agency for family friendly entertainment and young audiences. With a little help from Creative BC Kim talks about what the future looks like for this family built company and what exciting things we can expect to see from them […]

An Interview With Ian Harper Producer of Inanimate Alice.

“We are trusting people to contribute to the story as is progresses”-Ian Harper As an International Project Manager, Ian Harper spent most of his life travelling. He lived and worked in the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa before settling down in Nanaimo, B.C. where he now produces the digital novel, Inanimate Alice. Ian […]

An Interview With Anoushka Ratnarajah Co-artistic Director at Out On Screen – Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

“I think that trust and respect are so important when it comes to artistic integrity.”-Anoushka Ratnarajah Anoushka Ratnarajah has always been a creative person, even as a little girl. “My parents encouraged me and my brother to be creative – they really uplifted our creative expression.” As a kid growing up in Ladner, B.C., Anoushka […]

An Interview With Ricardo Khayatte Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Vancouver Weekly

“People need to know they can trust what you put out there” – Ricardo Khayatte  Ricardo Khayatte has an eclectic background. “In another life, I was a musician,” he said with a smile as he recalled his musical past. From an early age, Khayatte has been embedded in the local music scene performing with various […]

An Interview with Musician Nadine Tremblay

“I didn’t always trust myself, or my voice. That trust came with a lot of practice.”-Nadine Tremblay “I really wanted to be Shirley Temple when I was four years old,” recalls Nadine Tremblay. “I started as a dancer and then moved to vocal lessons.” After getting a degree in opera and a certificate in musical […]