- The whole gathering ground of a river system
- A turning point
Watershed Productions creates essential documentary films and offers full video production services for mission driven organizations and individuals.
Watershed Productions. Our Stories are Worth Telling.
Amy Bohigian integrates her passion for socially active filmmaking with her life-long dedication to experience-based education and community development. Over a 20-year span her focus has been on creating dynamic learning experiences in a diverse range of settings that include the playgrounds of inner city San Francisco, a girl’s detention centre in Boston, a YMCA Camp and Outdoor Education Centre in the woods of Ontario, and currently, as the CEO of Watershed Productions in Nelson, British Columbia.
As an independent filmmaker Bohigian has directed and produced
award-winning films that include Beyond the Chair (2007) Love It and Leave It
(2008) funded by NFB, and Conceiving Family (2011), described by the CBC as,
“an intimate and beautiful film.”
Amy owns and operates Watershed Productions, a video production company
based in Nelson, BC, where she has directed and produced several video based
projects for government, corporate, and non-profit clients looking to create
social impact. She founded the Summer Film Camp for Youth in 2007 and has
instructed hundreds of youth in all aspects of filmmaking. She started the
Kootenay Summer Shorts Film Festival in 2007 and has organized it since. She
was the artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Galley for her video installation
She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University (1999)
and holds an Advanced Degree for Independent Digital Film Program from
Selkirk College (2007.) She was awarded the Shaw Media Fund scholarship for
mid-career directors at the Hot Docs Conference and Film Festival (2011).
Karin Slater – Consulting Filmmaker
Karin Slater, Producer / Director and Cinematographer, was awarded with the prestigious Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC Cannes 2008. An award given to five filmmakers around the world doing creative and innovative work in documentaries. She also scooped the Best South African Documentary Award at the 2008 Durban International Film Festival and the 2008 Apollo Film Festival for her film 50 Years! Of Love? Meaning of the Buffalo premiered at Sundance Film Festival (where it was in the festivals ‘Top 10 Must See Films’) in 2004, it also screened at Berlin Film Festival, Hot Docs, Museum of Modern Art, New York and was selected as a New York Times Critics Pick in 2004.
She has also shot documentaries for well-known international filmmakers and teachers Independent Documentary making at Selkirk College, Canada and was head mentor at Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking in Johannesburg in 2009.
Mike Stolte – Community Development Consultant
Mike Stolte is Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Executive Director. Mike has spent many years working in the field of community, economic & business/ entrepreneurial development. He has facilitated several national conferences and think-tanks, and has written many articles and publications in the field. Over the past few years Mike has made presentations in Australia, the United States, New Zealand and in many parts of Canada. His subject matter most often centres around the need and the method for creating entrepreneurial and vital communities. His work has been featured in the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business, Canadian Living & Profit magazines, on CBC radio’s Sounds Like Canada, and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Mike is the past president of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. He serves on the advisory committee of the Canadian Rural Research Network and is a past member of the Co-operative Development Initiative of Canada. He holds degrees from Carleton University (MA in Public Administration) and the University of Western Ontario (Economics).
Rachel Schmidt – Collaborator
Rachel Schmidt is an award winning Canadian documentary filmmaker, photographer, global activist and the founder of the Women’s United Liberation Front. Her dispatches have taken her across the world where she has worked with international NGOs to advance human rights for women and girls. Rachel’s work includes Kootenay films like Joe and Gabrielle, the story of two Aboriginal youth trying to fit into a mostly white community and AIDS Lives Here, stories about people living with AIDS/HIV in rural communities. She is currently in development on two documentary series for television, and producing media projects for government. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria and a diploma in Independent Digital Film from Langara College in Vancouver BC.
Ben Euerby – Composer
Inspired by life itself, Ben Euerby finds music everywhere and everyday in his life. Having studied Composition under the direction of Juno nominated composer Don Macdonald at Selkirk College Contemporary Music Program Ben has been writing music for Film and Radio for 10 years now. His most notable work was in 2006 writing the score for the internationally recognized film Surreal. With his passion for composition only growing deeper Ben continues to pursue his life long dream of writing music for film with a successful response.