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Vancouver based writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker Jeff Topham has fought bugs in the Amazon, ridden camels in Timbuktu, talked African politics with George Clooney, fished with David Suzuki, and tailed William Shatner around a Star Trek convention. TV credits he’s proud of include the CTV Olympics documentary series The Difference Makers and Carbon Hunters – a documentary for CBC/BBC on carbon offsetting, and the award-winning CBC teen activism series Make Some Noise. A frequent contributor to Westworld magazine, he once spent six months producing TV news in Accra, Ghana with Journalists for Human Rights.

Helen Slinger is a master storyteller who began her career as a newspaper and then television reporter. After a lengthy left turn into news management, she left mainstream media to pursue her passion for documentary. Slinger’s strength is her unique combination of skills. An empathetic director, the subjects of her films trust her completely, revealing deeply intimate aspects of their lives. But it’s her command of the narrative that is most remarkable. Slinger artfully weaves together complicated storylines, delivering a nuance that eludes most. Notables from a long list of documentary credits: Shadow WarriorLeaving BountifulEmbracing Bob’s KillerMounties Under Fire and When the Devil Knocks.


photoCarmen Pollard is an award-winning picture and story editor with a background in fine arts and visual effects. Since graduating from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1997, she has been working on feature films, performance-based works and television productions. Her credits include everything from festival-circuit documentaries to multi-million dollar Hollywood blockbusters, screening internationally and airing throughout North America. Carmen has been nominated for a primetime Emmy, a Gemini and several Leos.


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