Meet British Columbia’s Creative Industries

B.C.’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:

Motion Picture
Music & Sound Recording
Book & Magazine Publishing
Interactive & Digital Media


An Interview With Robyn Haddow Freelance FUI Motion Graphics Artist.

“People trust me because I show up 110%. I’ve been in the trenches and I’ve done the work to get to where I am now.”-Robyn Haddow As a Fantasy User Interface (FUI) motion graphics artist, Robyn Haddow is often the only female artist in the room. “I think I’ve worked with one other female in […]

An Interview With Kathleen Gilbert Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commissioner

“Connection is at the core of the trust we build.”-Kathleen Gilbert Working in the film industry isn’t a typical nine-to-five desk job; for Kathleen Gilbert, it’s a pursuit of passion. “I was going down a different path when I found film,” reflects Kathleen. She was studying communications and women’s studies, and working with the Anglican […]

An Interview With Marie Clements President of MCM (Marie Clements Media)

“It takes trust and a leap of faith to tell a story like this.”-Marie Clements Marie Clements started out as an actor, writer, director and producer in theatre before transitioning into film and television. “It’s been a long creative journey to be able to see and tell stories across disciplines and genres.” “I wrote a […]

Behind the Scenes of the TV Series Project Blue Book

Where in BC did the filming take place? Are there any local landmarks we should lookout for when watching the series? Filming took place in and around the lower mainland with locations ranging from farmhouses to the downtown core including the exterior Marine Building and The Vancouver Club. Outside areas included small towns like Matsqui […]

Profile on LaSalle College Vancouver

We had the opportunity to interview LaSalle College Vancouver, learning more about how they originated and how they currently contribute to British Columbia’s creative industries. What kind of work do you do in the creative industries? LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is a boutique creative career school offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in […]

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 […]