We Dare to Dream, Director, Cinematographer and Editor. A one hour documentary history of Finnish immigration to Canada and their largely unrecognized contribution to life in Canada. CHUM Group 2006
Joanna! The Emperor’s New Clothes Director, Cinematographer, Editor, A half hour documentary about Joanna Staniszkis, who is a fabric artist opening her next show—on and about silk, complete with silk worms, at a Vancouver Gallery. Bravo, Access and CLT, 2006
From the Spirit, Editor, A 13 part television series featuring First Nations artists, including Jane Ash Poitras, Terry McCue, Roy Henry Vickers, Jim Hart and others from across Western and Northern Canada. APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network 2005.
Clay in Hand, Director, Videographer, Editor, A half hour documentary about two couples, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary, who are renowned wood-fired ceramic artists. Bravo! 2005
Alberta - Frontiers and Futures Producer, A one hour documentary commemorating the centennial of the province and seen through the eyes of an inventive and curious guide. Access: the education station and Canadian Learning Television. 2005
Circumpolar Bears A one hour documentary about bears above the Arctic Circle from Canada and Alaska to Finland and Kamchatka. Discovery Channel
Edmonton: An Historic Journey A one-hour historical documentary seen through the windows of ETS#432, with host Cameron Malcolm and driver Ernie Bastide, is a tour of the past hundred years of community life in Edmonton. Along the way we meet some notable community members like: Lori-Ann Muenzer Olympic Gold medallist, former mayor, Jan Reimer, author Mel Hurtig, former Premier and quarterback of the Eskimos Don Getty, Deputy Prime Minister Ann McLellan, Wop May's son Denny May, Dave Thomas SCTV alumnus, and Jamie Sale' & David Pelletier, John Acorn and many more.
Tillenius: The Art of Nature Director/Editor of two documentary programs about the renowned Winnepeg wildlife and diarama artist Clarence Tillenius. Karvonen Films for Bravo and CLT. 2004
Discovering Wildness Associate Producer (and Director/Editor
of 6 episodes) A 13 part series highlighting various
species of wildlife in their natural wilderness habitat.
Films Ltd. Delivery to Discovery Channel Oct. 2003.
A Tale of Two Swans Director,Editor, Documentary on theTundra
and the Trumpeter Swan Part of the Discovering Wildness
series Karvonen Films Ltd. 2003.
The Fish Eaters Editor Documentary on the Pelican and
the Cormorant. Part of the Discovering Wildness series
Karvonen Films Ltd. 2003.
Heiltsuk: Search for the Salmon Wolf Editor, Documentary on the search by
the Chief of the Heiltsuk First Nation for the elusive Rainforest/Salmon
of the Discovering Wildness series Karvonen Films Ltd. 2003.
Prairie Rocket Editor, Documentary on the Pronghorn, the fastest land animal
next to the cheetah. Part of the Discovering Wildness series Karvonen Films
**Seadogs and Toothwalkers Director/Editor, Documentary on Seals and Walrus
Part of the Discovering Wildness series Karvonen Films Ltd. 2003.
Bears, Bears, Bears Director/Editor, Documentary on polar bears, brown (grizzly)
bears and the black bear. Part of the Discovering Wildness series Karvonen
Films Ltd. 2002.
**Life with Dad Director, 60 min. documentary on the lives of single custodial
fathers and their children. National Film Board. (May. 2002)
Ancient Rainforest: the Land of Giants Editor 60 min documentary on the largest
temperate rainforest in the world, along the BC coast and the animals that
live there. Karvonen Films Ltd. for Discovery Channel 2001
***The Return of the Peregrine Director/Editor, 60 min. A ‘good news’ documentary
program on the removal of the Peregrine Falcon from Canada’s Endangered
Species List. Reel Girls Media for Nature of Things CBC, 2001
The People of Sointula Director/Editor. 60 min. documentary on an island
community that was originally settled in 1901 as the “Finnish Utopia” in the “new
world”. Karvonen Films for Vision 2001
The Tourist Director, 2 episodes (London & Dublin) of the weekly television
series starring Rick Bronson. Big Schtick/Anaid Productions. 2000.
Acorn: The Nature Nut Director of 4 x 30 min. programs of the 1999/2000 series:
Episode 85: Ohipi Pipipi
**Episode 86: Low Down on Hawaii
Episode 87: Hi High Hawaii
Episode 88: Right Around Upside Down Geckoes
Great North Productions, 2000.
**Wilderness Enforcers Director, Editor. 3 x 30min. Documentaries highlighting
the work of Enforcement Officers of Alberta Environment. Karvonen Films Ltd.
for Canadian Learning Television/Access the Education Station. 2000.
Health Canada Series Producer, Director & Writer, 1 x 60 and 4 x 30 min.
Knowledge based documentaries for Canadian university medical, nursing and
pharmacy faculties. NetworkONE for Health Canada. 1999.
Treasures of the Wild Editor. 3 x 30min. Nature/Wildlife documentaries, 'Bamfield',
'Adams River', 'Prince Albert National Park'. Karvonen Films Ltd. for Discovery
Am a Writer Director, A 60 min. documentary for the series --A Woman I Know, on contemporary Canadian women writers. ACCESS, the Education Station, 1998.
Modern Rustlers Editor, A 60 min. documentary on horse rustling in the 90's in Western Canada. Dinosaur Soup 1998.
Place Your Bets Director. A 30 min. documentary on Video Lottery Terminals and their effects on individuals and society, Merry Dancer Media/CFRN/CTV 1998.
More Room in our Hearts Director. A 30 min. documentary on Open Adoption, Merry Dancer Media/CFRN/CTV 1997.
Mortgaging Your Future Director. A 30 min. documentary looking at the high cost of post-secondary education and the effects of very high student loans on new graduates. Merry Dancer Media/CFRN/CTV 1997.
In the DropZone: Producer, Writer A 60 min. documentary about the 1997 Canadian National Skydiving Championships held at Lake Eden, Alberta. NetworkONE Productions for CTV. 1997
Where the Future Grows Producer - Director, Writer A 30 min. sponsored documentary -- an insider's view of the forestlands operations of a major forestry company in Alberta. NetworkONE Productions for Weyerhaeuser Canada. 1997.
Acorn: The Nature Nut Director of 8 x 30-min. programs of the 1996 series:
Episode 27: Fish Fanatics & Guppy Guys,
Episode 33: A Potted Potpourri,
Episode 34: Water Strider Insider,
Episode 35: Keep Them Dung Balls Rollin',
Episode 37: Mountain Menagerie,
Episode 38: About Trout,
Episode 40: Mushroom With a View
and Episode 41: Hummingbird Haven,
Great North Productions for The Discovery Channel. 1996
Half a World Apart and a Lifetime Away, Living Gandhi & Warriors for Peace Producer - Editor of 1- 60 min. and 2- 30 min. documentaries following Grand Chief Ovide Mercredi on his trip to India to confer with Gandhi scholars about peaceful resistance and non-violent protest. The Solstice Entertainment Group for Vision and Access: the education station 1996.
Protection Force: The Price of Duty Editor A 60 min. documentary and tribute to Corp. Mark "Izzy" Isfeld, a Canadian Peacekeeper, killed clearing mines in the former Yugoslavia. NFB 1995
Protection Force: In God's Command Editor A 60 min. (and a 30 min. version for Man Alive) documentary on "The Padre"-- army chaplain Capt. Mark Sargent and his complex ministry with the Canadian Peacekeepers, and locals in the former Yugoslavia.
Coppermine Director, Writer and Editor. A 60 min. film documentary about the consequences of the coming of the white men to the central Arctic. This is a story told by the witnesses--those who were there at the time and some of those who came to establish the village of Coppermine in 1929. National Film Board 1992.
Donald Brittain: Filmmaker Co-Producer, Associate Director. A feature length biographical documentary about the world famous documentary filmmaker Donald Brittain. Co-production ACCESS Network and National Film Board, 1992.
Brittain on Brittain Producer, Director, Writer. A documentary series (13 X 90 min.) which features Donald Brittain, the world renowned filmmaker and a selection of some of his best known films. ACCESS Network & National Film Board, 1990.
Discovery Digest Producer, Director and Writer. (52 X 30 min.) A weekly magazine designed not only to inform and interest the viewer in both scientific and technological break throughs, but as well, to glimpse the creative process behind the scenes. The series covers the broad spectrum of creative discovery from agriculture and petrochemicals to lasers and robotics, from the medical research professor at the University, through to the guy who invents a new bottle opener in his garage. The common thread throughout is relevance--what do these discoveries mean to you. ACCESS Network.