Meet the creators championing British Columbia’s Creative Industries

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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…
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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…

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…
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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…
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An Interview with Michael Cline Owner of Vinyl Envy

“We are building a music community where people trust each other.”-Michael Cline When Michael Cline pictured his career, running an all-ages music venue was not exactly what he had in mind. Yet, it could not have turned out any…
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An Interview With Vici Johnstone Owner of Caitlin Press

“Trust for me is when people take the time to understand the value of our industry.”-Vici Johnstone Vici Johnstone has worked in the arts her whole life, but it hasn’t always been a straight line. She went from high school drama…
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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…

An Interview With Josh Nilson CEO of East Side Games

Josh started working in the video game industry 11 years ago, and he’s seen some great success. He launched East Side Games seven years ago and currently employs over 100 people. They’ve had 40 million+ installs across their various…
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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…
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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…

BC Filmmakers at the 2019 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

This festival draws people to the rapidly evolving, motion picture industry home, the island has become. More specifically, bringing people to the town of Nanaimo, where the VISFF is held every year. This year, the festival will be taking place…
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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…