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Team

Nettie Wild, Artistic Director

In fall 2010, Vancouver director Nettie Wild stood on the banks of the Adams River, witnessing the salmon migration with thousands of visitors from around the world. This unforgettable experience sparked her imagination – and provided the inspiration for UNINTERRUPTED. The unique work that is now showing on the Cambie Bridge reflects her passion to experiment with form and evolve her artistic practice. 

Nettie is one of Canada’s leading documentary filmmakers, and a principal of Canada Wild. Her highly charged and critically acclaimed films have brought audiences behind the frontlines and headlines of revolutions and social change worldwide.

Nettie is best known for her award-winning documentary features: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful (2016), FIX: The Story of an Addicted City (2002), A Place Called Chiapas (1998), Blockade (1993), and A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1988). Her more recent work explores new forms of storytelling: Bevel Up (2007) is a groundbreaking documentary and interactive DVD, and Inside Stories (2011) offers a multi-platform web experience. With UNINTERRUPTED, Nettie uses architectural forms and digital mapping to bring the journey of wild salmon to an urban Vancouver bridge.

Nettie’s films have been distributed theatrically and broadcast in Canada and internationally. She has been honoured at film festivals around the world and has twice won the Genie Award for Best Feature Documentary in Canada. Among other honours, she has won Best Feature Documentary from the International Documentary Association and top honours from the Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Betsy Carson, Producer

Betsy Carson has worked closely with Nettie Wild for many years as a principal in Canada Wild. An award-winning producer, executive producer and director with more than 25 years of experience, Betsy has managed all the complex aspects of UNINTERRUPTED production and post-production required to project a 25-minute cinematic spectacle across an entire city bridge.

Betsy’s current projects also include KONELĪNE: our land beautiful (2016, now in theatrical release) and The New Corporation (working title), a follow-up film to Mark Achbar, Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbot’s 2002 documentary. Recently released films include Occupy Love (executive producer), director Velcrow Ripper’s film about the Occupy movement; Waking the Green Tiger (producer), director Gary Marcuse’s film about the rise of an environmental movement in China; Surviving Progress, (executive producer), directed by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, based on Ronald Wright’s book A Short History of Progress; and War in the Mind (producer), director Judy Jackson’s exploration of PTSD in the military.

She has produced most of Nettie’s feature documentaries and collaborated on films that have won more than 40 national and international awards and honours – including Genie and Gemini Awards, and awards from the American Film Institute, Berlin, Hot Docs, IDA, Prism, Grantham, and humanities and environmental awards.

Betsy was a Vice Chair of The Documentary Organization of Canada for six years and continues to serve on DOC advocacy committees.
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Rae Hull, Producer

Rae has developed and led media projects that have been recognized worldwide for their innovation She focuses on using media and art to create collaborative forms of engagement with the public, often on a very large scale.

As Creative Director of CODE (the Cultural Olympiad’s Digital Edition) for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Rae and her team created a series of digital art program streams that connected people across the country and around the globe, winning both national and international praise. As a senior programming executive at CBC, she developed the concept and led the creation of ZeD, which earned an Emmy nomination as one of the world’s first multiplatform interactive television series.

In early 2014, Rae was delighted to join Nettie and Betsy on UNINTERRUPTED, working since with multiple stakeholders in realizing this major multimedia production. She has also led the creative development of Uninterrupted.ca and the diverse public engagement aspects of the project.

With a background in journalism and broadcasting, Rae has program credits on CBC, CTV, PBS, History and Discovery Channels as a director, producer, writer and production executive. She has a BA in Journalism and an MA in Intercultural Communication Studies and has served as a board member for the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, and Canadian Women in Communications.
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Michael Brockington, Editor

Michael Brockington has collaborated with Nettie on her films for many years, most recently on KONELINE: our land beautiful, for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination. Michael has been editing in Vancouver since 1995, working on indie features including Eve & the Fire Horse (Special Jury Award winner, 2006 Sundance Film Festival), On the Corner (Canada’s Top Ten, 2003), and Protection (2001), as well as documentaries (Bone, Wind, Fire, Carts of Darkness, and Bevel Up), series TV (Alienated II), short dramas and performance films.

Michael has won Leo Awards for editing Eve & the Fire Horse (feature drama) and Island of Shadows (documentary), and picked up a Gemini nomination for his work on the Carts of Darkness documentary. He has also directed a handful of short films, and was credited as co-director on the recent documentary The Edge of the World. Michael is a graduate of the film production program at Simon Fraser University, where he worked for several years as a research assistant in the field of robot vision.
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Chief Technologist

Anthony Diehl

A principal at the Vancouver firm Colours & Shapes, Anthony Diehl is a creative professional with a passion for new media and beautiful design. He leverages cutting-edge technology to realize creative vision and create powerful experiences, and has been an integral part of solving the many complex technical dimensions of UNINTERRUPTED.

Anthony’s specialties include environmental design, projection mapping, AV system design, interactive design, interactive environments, 3D drafting and pre-vis, audio post-production, motion graphics, video projection, photography, and project management. Anthony and his team at Colours & Shapes design and create visuals, experiences and bespoke technological magic for events, concerts, exhibits and spaces. He was the TED Conference lead projectionist in 2015 and 2016 and has led his team in project design for clients as diverse as the Vancouver Aquarium (a 360-degree theatre installation) and Lamborghini.
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Director of Photography

Athan Merrick

Athan Merrick is a co-founder of Dendrite Studios, a creative production company he launched with Nic Teichrob that focuses on outdoor visuals and stories. Dendrite’s debut ski film, Out of the Shadows, won the 2010 Best Big Mountain Film award at IF3, and a Sierra Nevada Award for Action Sports at The 2010 Mountain Film Festival. Dendrite’s short film, Parallels, was a Vimeo Staff Pick, featured in the USA Today travel section and Atlantic magazine while premiering at film festivals around the globe and winning Best Short Film Cinematography at FESCINAT.

In addition to UNINTERRUPTED, Athan’s extraordinary cinematography work has been showcased on CBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Love Nature, History, ESPN and BBC. He’s a passionate skier with four top-5 finishes at international big mountain skiing competitions. His adventurous spirit allows him to take the camera to places few cinematographers are willing to go, creating unique and powerful images.
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Cinematography

Nic Teichrob

Nicolas Teichrob is a Sunshine Coast based artist who holds a MSc in Hydrology and whose unique eye has picked up dozens of awards internationally through his outdoor adventure photography and filmmaking. Teichrob’s projects seek to expand the collective awareness of environmental issues while encouraging outdoor recreation and exploration of our wild places. Visual highlights include the West Coast B.C. surf/SUP environmental film - STAND (2013), Jumbo Wild (2015), Canada Wild’s salmon projection installation - Uninterrupted (2017), and an art based ski film called Numinous (2017, in prod.). Further projects include Spun Spectra, a photographic-sound series of illuminated prints and resonating cedar panels, and SoundGarden, an audio-visual annual installation utilizing projectors, holograms, and natural landscapes to expand our spatial scales of engagement
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Soundscape Designer

Velcrow Ripper

Velcrow Ripper is a Genie Award-winning filmmaker, writer, web artist, and sound designer. He has directed over 30 films and videos, both fiction and issue-oriented documentaries, often with an experimental edge.

His award-winning films – ScaredSacred, Fierce Light and Occupy Love – are powerful, cinematic documentaries that deal with the central issues of our times, with a strong focus on the sound design. He is known for his award-winning sound design on films including The Corporation (Best Sound, Leo Awards), and A Place Called Chiapas (Best Sound, Hot Docs; Best Sound, Leo Awards).

In total, Velcrow’s films have won 20 awards, including a Genie, Best of the Festival, Special Jury awards, and a Silver Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival. He is currently working on a novel based on his ScaredSacred journey, and is in production on his next feature documentary, called Metamorphosis.
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Composer

Owen Belton

Owen Belton has been composing for dance since 1994, when he created the music for Shapes of a Passing, Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite's piece for Toronto-based Ballet Jorgen. This was soon followed by music for the critically acclaimed film short, A Hollow Place, directed by Dan Sadler.

Since then, Owen has created scores for dance companies including Kidd Pivot, BJM Danse, The National Ballet of Canada, The Stuttgart Ballet, Ballet BC, Ballett Frankfurt, Nederlands Dans Theatre, and The Cullberg Ballet. It’s the first time he’s created one for salmon. Owen has also scored several short films and plays, including Theatre Replacement's acclaimed 2008 production Clark & I in Connecticut. In 2009, Owen won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for best dance score for Emergence, performed by The National Ballet of Canada and choreographed by Crystal Pite. He also works as a recording engineer for other composers and musicians, and performs as a singer-songwriter with the band Lost Hombre.
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Re-recording Mixer

Daniel Pellerin

For the past 37 years, Daniel Pellerin has worked in sound and music post-production for film and television, as a recording and re-recording mixer, engineer, sound designer, editor, and music supervisor.

Daniel has mixed all of Atom Egoyan’s feature films, including Chloe and The Sweet Hereafter. He has also supervised and mixed the sound for feature films by Bruce MacDonald and Clement Virgo, as well as Deepa Mehta’s feature film, Heaven on Earth and Istvan Szabo’s feature films Sunshine and Being Julia. He has also provided sound design and mixes for numerous award-winning documentary films.

Daniel has won Genie Awards and two Gemini Awards for his mixing, and was nominated for a 2012 Genie Award for Best Sound Editing on Agniezska Holland’s Oscar- nominated drama, In Darkness. He also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound on Edison: The Wizard of Light.
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Animator

Jay White

Jay White’s work has been shown worldwide, and his films have won international awards including Best Animated Short at the Worldwide Animation Festival (2010), and a longlist entry for an Academy Award nomination. His work has exhibited at the Emily Carr Concourse Gallery (2013), Yukon Arts Centre Gallery (2013), the National Arts Centre (2013) the University of Glasgow (2011), PuSH Festival Vancouver (2011), and ODD Gallery Dawson City (2008).

Jay’s practice draws ranges from animating music videos, television shows and video games, to multimedia and painting exhibitions, and collaborations with theatre, dance companies and independent filmmakers. His art direction on the animated series, Dragon Booster, helped it garner a 2005 Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. His animated short, Boar Attack, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won Best Animated Short awards at international festivals, and was longlisted for a 2009 Academy Award nomination.
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Project Manager
Web Development

Phillip Djwa

Phillip Djwa is a thinker, digital strategist and creative producer of all things web, with more than 20 years of experience in design, interactive and digital media. He runs Agentic Digital Media, an award-winning agency focused on social change and progressive organizations. Phillip has worked with several organizations focused on water stewardship, so while this isn’t his first encounter with wild salmon, he’s honoured to be working on an art and social change project so close to his heart.

Manager of Community Activation

Trevor Jurgens

Trevor Jurgens is a marketing, digital communications and experience design professional who excels at connecting with audiences and motivating action. Trevor is a leading proponent of socialgenic experiences – a term he’s coined to describe experiences that must be shared to be fully appreciated. He has built communities for Coca-Cola and Vancouver 2010, and now transforms tourism, culinary and cultural properties, empowering destinations and businesses through socialgenic experiences, community advocacy and digital marketing.

Publicist

Jen Fritz

Jen Fritz is a Vancouver-based publicity professional who runs the boutique music and arts & entertainment PR firm, Fritz Media. Jen began her PR career at Nettwerk and New Music West, before landing at Frontside Group as VP of Media Relations. During her six years at Frontside Group, Jen ran successful national publicity campaigns for music and entertainment clients including Debbie Harry, Matthew Good, and the Barenaked Ladies. She has also worked independently for clients including VANOC, Strut Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Canada.

Live Event Production Manager

Hilary Davis

Hilary Davis has been a stage and event manager for more than 15 years and has a BFA in Technical Theatre Production from UBC. She was a senior stage manger for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Ceremonies, and project manager for Stanley Park’s 125th Anniversary celebrations. Internationally, Hilary has served on the stage management team for Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies in London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

Live Event Production Manager

Galia Goodwin

Galia has been coordinating events for over 20 years, ranging from theatre, opera and dance, to community festivals and corporate special events, with a wide variety of projects in between!

Web Design

Sara Bailey

As Mika Creative, Sara is a consultant and art director based in Vancouver. She has been passionate about the intersection between design + technology and its impact on people, since graduating from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has consulted with a wide variety of clients and loves all aspects of design - from branding to interactive spaces and anything in between.

Web Writing

Cheri Hansen

An experienced writer and journalist, Cheri Hanson specializes in distilling complex messages into clear, engaging stories. She’s a busy copywriter for brands large and small, the co-author of three non-fiction books, and a freelance writer for several major publications.

Audience Services Manager

Ingrid Turk

Ingrid Turk has been a stage manager of theatre, dance, and opera for more than 30 years. She is a graduate of Studio 58 and is a House Manager at Bard on the Beach. She is also an audio describer for Vocal Eye, describing live performances for patrons with limited vision.

Web Production

Sean Embury & Steve Mackey

Together they are Denman Digital, a studio that creates digital tools to connect and inspire. Their creative partnership began 15 years ago, working together on acclaimed multi-platform and digital content platforms for the CBC and NFB and individually they have worked for leading agencies developing campaigns for global brands.

Post Production Consultant

Sam Trounce

Now with Umedia, Sam also worked on UNINTERRUPTED earlier in the project timeline, where his expertise as a post-production operations manager was crucial to planning the workflow and intricate interplay between editing, pre-visualization mapping and colour grading.

Additional Cinematography

Mario Cyr
Grant Baldwin
Michael McKinlay
Dhruv Dhawan

Phantom Technicians

Enrique del Rio
Luke T Campbell

Assistant Editor

Tom Wu

Subject Area Expertise

Dr. Brian Riddell, CEO Pacific Salmon Foundation
ZoAnn Morten, Pacific Streamkeepers Federation
Chastity Davis, First Nations Engagement Lead

Video Promo Production

Andrew Huculiak

Communication Coordinator

Milena Salazar

Researchers (Web & Community)

Beau Llewelyn
Joanne Pearce
Delaney Steel

Colour Team

Andrea Chlebak
Scott McKenzie
Chris Davies

Still Photography

Nic Teichrob
Michael JP Hall

Camera Assistants

Nic Teichrob
Jordan Manley
Derek Branscombe

Graphic Design (Credits, Logo Concept)

Heather Neale
Terry Sunderland

French Translation

Dominique Brechault

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