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!


An Interview with Tom Dobrzanski

For Tom Dobrzanski, music started out as a hobby to help him relax. Then, somehow he found himself launching a recording studio in his parents’ basement while studying business at UBC. “At the time, home recording was just becoming possible. We were right at the cusp of disruption when it came to musicians recording their […]

Company Profile: Linetest Collective

A small team with a big impact, Linetest Collective works to bring together artists and industry professionals to create something truely unique. Having grown from the early methods of animation Linetest Collective still prides itself on their values and quality of work. They are true storytellers that take time to present to their clients beautifully, […]

Congratulations to the 41st Annual Magazine Award Nominees!

  The 41st Annual Magazine awards are taking place this June at the Arcadia Court in Toronto. We complied a list of all the BC nominees – check them out!   Best Magazine: Lifestyle Explore-Vancouver Published by: My Passion Media Brad Liski, publisher David Webb, editor Edwin Pabellon Art Direction Grand Prix Issue 23: Cheese […]

An Interview with Steve Smith from Aircover Inflatables

Safety was a big motivator for Steve Smith and his partners when they started Aircover Inflatables, an alternative to the traditional green screens used in the film industry. Their previous experience as key grips had them putting up substantial screens for visual effects, with no way of controlling the elements. “It was actually quite dangerous; […]

An Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval

  Ché Aimee Dorval’s relationship with music has always been a bit tumultuous. For years, she struggled with how she could approach music in an authentic way, while still making a living doing what she loved. She left Vancouver because she didn’t feel like there were enough opportunities for her here as a musician, yet […]

An Interview with Mike Wozniewski from Hololabs

  Mike Wozniewski came from the world of academia, where he was studying virtual environments and game engines in Montreal. Yet, he gravitated toward artists and how they push the boundaries of technology and creativity. “The most satisfying work for me is building technology that helps artists create new art.” Mike launched Hololabs in 2010, […]

An interview with Rob Sanders from Greystone Books

“Support in getting out to other parts of the world is critical. We can’t just sit back.” -Rob Sanders Without question, there is a strong demand for Canadian content in Canada, yet that doesn’t always translate to international success. According to Rob Sanders of Greystone Books, in order to thrive in today’s publishing market, you need […]

An Interview with Michael Gazetas, Lost in Space Location Manager

Lost in Space, the latest Netflix series to be filmed in British Columbia is being released this Friday, April 13. BC Creates had the opportunity to talk to Michael Gazetas, the location manager for Lost in Space about what it was like filming this one-of-a-kind production in British Columbia. First off, where in British Columbia […]

Magazine Profile: Dance International

Dance International covers classical and contemporary dance in all its facets, locally, nationally and internationally, with lively critical analysis, expert commentary and superb photography. The quarterly magazine informs and delights readers with in-depth coverage of the diversity that inspires the art form. Dance International makes an important contribution to the public conversation about dance of today, while […]

Celebrated BC Children’s Authors Release New Book

Following the success of their bestselling book Hello Humpback!, celebrated and award-winning children’s authors Roy Henry Vickers and Robert (Lucky) Budd are back with One Eagle Soaring.  We had a moment to check-in with Lucky and learn more about these wonderful books. Read our full interview below and follow along on Twitter with Lucky and Roy. […]