Dear PechaKucha Fans,
For one night on September 20, 2013, the global PechaKucha community is coming together to celebrate each city's "Hidden Heroes." PechaKucha Night Vancouver has chosen to feature the hidden heroes of the film industry. Over 100 cities. Over 1000 presentations. One night. Save the date! Tickets on sale at the Vogue Theatre.
Carl Bessai - Director Raven West Films Watch Presentation
Carl Bessai is one of Canada’s leading directors of independent film. Based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, he has directed 14 feature films to date, all of which have garnered numerous national and international awards.
Edo Van Breemen – Film Score Composer/Producer Watch Presentation
A classically trained composer, songwriter, and electronic music producer. Edo’s stylistic versatility and ability to musically interpret narratives in an emotionally compelling manner have made him a go-to composer for a rapidly growing pool of renowned film directors and commercial production houses worldwide.
Andrea Chlebak – Digital Colorist, Digital Film Central Watch Presentation
Andrea Chlebak is the Senior Colorist and Director of Creative Services at Central, a boutique post-production facility in Vancouver, BC. Andrea most recently completed the final colour for Neill Blomkamp’s feature film, Elysium.
Adrien Van Viersen – Illustrator/Filmmaker, Smashmedia Production Inc. Watch Presentation
Adrien’s career as a storyboard artist began with Romeo Must Die, and continued with Dreamcatcher, X-men2, I-Robot, Incredible Hulk, Mission Impossible 4, and TV pilots Smallville, Supernatural, The Arrow, and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Simon Barry – Creator/Show-Runner of Continuum Watch Presentation
Over the last 20 years, Simon has sold Film and TV projects to Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Universal, Columbia, Working Title, CBS, FOX, FX, TNT, USA, and many independent companies. Feature Film credits include the Warner Bros. action thriller The Art of War and the micro budgeted independent Hamlet which premiered at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival.
Kristin Lehman – Actress, Editor of This Fair Land Watch Presentation
Kristin’s television credits include leading series regular roles on The Killing, Judging Amy, Felicity, Century City, Drive, Tilt and Strange World to name a few. Currently Kristin can be seen playing Detective Angie Flynn on CTV’s primetime drama, Motive, or running her recently launched online magazine, This Fair Land.
Wayne Bennett – Film Producer, Organizer of Save BC Film Watch Presentation
Wayne launched Save BC Film to educate the public of BC as to how much they benefit when filming takes place in their communities.
Jesse James Miller – Writer/Director, Profile Films Watch Presentation
Jesse James Miller is a multi-award winning writer and director who’s latest critically acclaimed feature film The Good Son: The life of Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was described by the LA TIMES as “a powerful story of triumph & tragedy”.
Damien Gillis – Co-Director Fractured Land Watch Presentation
A Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues – especially relating to water, energy and saving Canada’s wild salmon – working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world.
Maureen Webb – Co-Founder Project Limelight Society Watch Presentation
Maureen Webb has been employed in the film industry for over 25 years and as a Casting Director for over 15 years. She co-founded (with her sister, Donalda Weaver) Project Limelight Society, a free performing arts program for young people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. They also launched East of Main Cafe, in Chinatown, which donates 100% of its profits to Project Limelight.
Kevin Eastwood – Producer/Director Optic Nerve Films Watch Presentation
Kevin Eastwood has been the producer on two of BC’s most successful homegrown feature films (the cult favourite Fido, and the Canadian box office hit, The Delicate Art of Parking). Currently directing The Emergency Room – a new series from Lark Productions that takes an unprecedented look inside the emergency room at VGH.
Gwenael Lewis – Director New Document, Videographer Bocci Watch Presentation
Gwenael Lewis is a filmmaker, storyteller, and design entrepreneur currently based in Vancouver, BC. After a decade of being immersed in Design in cities ranging from Paris, New York, Berlin and Barcelona, his growing obsession for visual story telling came to the forefront over a three year period while working at Chanel. He has since collaborated with several international designers including Omer Arbel, Marcel Wanders and Maarten Baas, successfully helping them share the magic behind the scenes in their workshops.
Opening Band – Brasstronaut
Emerging in 2008 with their debut Old World Lies EP, the Vancouver based sextet has developed a distinctly unique sound that continues to defy genre pigeonholing. Their ability to weave together unexpected textures of clarinet, slide-guitar, trumpet, noise, synthesizers, voice and rhythms has garnered them international acclaim from notable critics such as Gilles Peterson, BBC1, CBC Radio3, Exclaim!, Q Magazine, Toronto Star, to name a few. The UK’s Independent newspaper has even called the band’s sound “a new way forward”.
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