I was asked by Kootenay Lake/School District 8 wanted to showcase the innovative approach that Teresa Olleck, a grade one teacher from South Nelson Elementary School, takes to teach her students about nature and community. It’s no coincidence that my kids are in her class – it was an absolute pleasure seeing a master teacher in action alongside my children and their classmates over the course of the school year. “The Forest Garden” video follows the 21 students and their teacher on their weekly trips to the community garden space where they learn how to steward a public space and find delight in the animals and plants of the garden. See the video here: https://vimeo.com/130352129
The broadcast premiere of Dreamers and Dissidents on Knowledge Network is on BC Day, August 3rd at 8PM. Visit the website at the same time to view the series on the Knowledge Network website.
The community showed up in force to support our latest film and we were thrilled that Knowledge Network came to town to host two free sold out screenings on May 28th. Thank you to everyone who made it a special night for Nelson and the Kootenays. I’ve never been more grateful to live here.
See the Nelson Star article here: Nelson Star article
See the press release here:
Dreamers and Dissidents Press Release 5.6.15
One and Two Week Programs for New and Advanced Filmmakers – SUMMER 2015
PRODUCTION CREW: 6-7 year olds
July 6-10th, Monday to Friday 9AM-12PM
JUNIOR DIRECTOR’S SEAT: 8-10 year olds
July 27-31st, Monday to Friday 9AM-3PM
DIRECTOR’S SEAT: 11-13 year olds
July 20-24th, Monday to Friday 9AM-3PM
SENIOR DIRECTOR’S SEAT: 14-18 year olds
Earn 4 high school credits through SelfDesign High (not Selkirk College)
Grade 10, 11, 12 participants who reside in BC
July 6-17th, Monday to Friday, 9AM-3PM
Fast facts about film camp 2015:
Youth ages 6-18 create dynamic short digital films from start to finish
All sessions take place on the 10th Street Campus of Selkirk College where participants have direct access to professional camera gear and the latest in digital film software
Professional instructors facilitate a safe, fun and hands-on environment for all types of learners
Participants work as a crew to develop the technical and creative skills of filmmaking as cooperation, communication and leadership skills are emphasized throughout the learning process
All programs run Monday–Friday, from 9am–3pm, except the 6-7 year olds who attend from 9AM-12PM each day.
The Graduation Celebration takes place on the last Friday. All family and friends are invited to a screening of the final films.