A filmmaker for over 20 years in Edmonton, Terri Wynnyk has devoted herself to telling stories focusing on social justice issues, women’s stories, and the Arts. Her work seeks to inform and change attitudes, whether it is in the area of children’s rights, addressing the complex issues of drug addictions or in fostering new attitudes towards the earth as in this series. Wynnyk’s roots are in a rural part of Alberta two hours northeast of Alberta and she’s never left her community behind. She travels weekly to her farm where she keeps a garden, dogs, and a collection of childhood friends.
Jamie Pratt has a BSc in Biology from the University of Alberta and, since leaving school, has combined her love of biology with her passion for art, comedy, and science communications. Jamie has written and produced a number of science and environmentally focused videos through her multimedia project Girl Gone Wild. In addition to film production, Jamie is a professional improviser and Artistic Director with Sorry, Not Sorry Productions, a general art maker, and a french fry aficionado. She can likely be found eating poutine at a gravy serving establishment near you.
Katherine writes for stage, screen and page. Her trilogy of landwork plays, about industry and Alberta families, includes Last Chance Leduc (2015); The Seed Savers (2009); and Coal Valley: the Making of a Miner (2005). Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays was published in 2012. Katherine’s other documentaries for Company of Women on the Screen are Taking Flight, Getting Out, Staying Safe and Safedmonton. Her first novel, Art Lessons, about a girl who wants to be a visual artist, will be published by Great Plains Publishing in fall 2016. She is also co-producer of Script Salon, a monthly play reading series, now two years old, in Edmonton. Katherine’s website is www.katherinekoller.ca
Paula Humby is an Edmonton based film/theatre actor with a BFA in acting from the University of Alberta. Recent credits include: For the Love of Cynthia (Teatro), This is Yeg, Ursa Major (Workshop West), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary) and Les Blues des Oubliees (L’Unitheatre). Up next, she will be playing Borachio in Much Ado about Nothing at the Lougheed House in Calgary. Her film credits include: Fargo, Blackstone, I Think I Do, and Un Air de Famille. Paula also performs with her family band, The Real Humdingers. Catch them playing at the Old Strathcona Market on Saturdays!
Wes Doyle is one of Alberta’s most prominent cinematographers, having worked in the film business for almost 40 years. From his home base in Edmonton, Wes has traveled the world shooting TV series, commercials, corporate films, tourism films, and documentaries.
Wes Doyle began his career in the 1970s working in various aspects of broadcast television before moving into film. After spending 8 years as an in-house Director of Photography for one of Canada’s top commercial production houses, Wes went out on his own in 1990, building an impressive body of work in various disciplines. Wes has been awarded full membership in the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and proudly bears the initials csc after his name.
Ian Doyle is one of the hot young rising stars on Edmonton’s film scene. Educated in Montreal as a sound recordist, he brought his talents home to Edmonton where he now thrives by being eclectic. In addition to recording location sound, Ian is also an outstanding camera assistant, grip, and electric, working for a wide variety of clients on films, TV and Web series, commercials and corporate films. He is a member of both IATSE 669 (the Western Canada camera union) and IATSE 210 (sound and concerts). Ian is married and has 2 young children.
Julia Grochowski is the owner and freelance videographer of JCG Videography. She has experience working with various patrons of Arts in Edmonton including Thou Art Here Theatre, Mile Zero Dance Society, Fringe Theatre Adventures, Rapid Fire Theatre, Tiny House Hunters (HGTV), and the Arts Gallery of Alberta. Julia has had the pleasure of working with local film companies such as Prairie Dog Film + Television and Urban Video. In addition to freelance videography, Julia is a professional improvisor with Rapid Fire Theatre, and dabbles in clay animation — she is currently working on a year long clay project on YouTube called 52 Weeks of Clay.
Shortly after graduating from SAIT’s Film and Video Production Program, Denver began working on Feature Films and Television Series as a Digital Imaging Technician. He also works as a Handheld Camera Operator at Oilers and Eskimos games. Sustainable Me seemed like a good project for Denver because of its involvement with youth and community engagement. He is lucky enough to get to work on this great project with a fantastic crew of like-minded individuals, and is thrilled to be learning more about this very compelling subject matter.
Taylor is one of the video editors on this project, specializing in the graphics. She is a SAIT graduate, and also enjoys storyboarding, writing, and script supervising. Taylor runs the freelance proprietorship, Glyphon Creative, where she can utilize her diverse skills to tell compelling stories to and for others. In her spare time she likes to be in nature, the countryside, and to play road hockey.
Queenie is the lead web designer for the Sustainable Me documentary series. She recently graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)’s Digital Media and IT program, specializing in Rich Media Design and Development. Queenie enjoys many things nerdy like video games, comic books, and animation.