For over twenty years, I have been writing fiction and non-fiction, producing films, documentaries, interactive projects and original music. From Sesame St. to Shell Oil to nationally broadcast film and television programs, the work I’ve produced is seen throughout the world and acclaimed with awards and nominations. A unique accomplishment was having one of my films be the key support material for the naming of a federal building in downtown Vancouver.
I have a particular niche in telling stories of cultural diversity and making them attractive to the mainstream. First Nations, Asian, Slavic and Christian themes are authentically woven into compelling stories, from recording on Alberta’s Blood Reserve to telling stories of Vancouver’s Chinatown.
I was born and raised in Vancouver and with the exception of four years in Toronto, have lived in this amazing city all my life. Vancouver or Saltwater City as Chinese call it, is the physical setting of many of the stories I tell. Because it is a nature of bridges – bridge between East and West, North and South, Occident and Orient, it is a treasure trove of inspiration.
I’m a lifelong learner with a Master’s of Music from the University of Toronto, Bachelor’s from UBC, Writing Certificate from Humber College and Graduate Diploma from Regent College. But my greatest education though has been “on the job” and I have had the opportunity to work one-on-one with talented filmmakers, musicians and story-editors from all over the world.