Cristina Mittermeier, Photographer, National Geographic; Founder, SeaLegacy
Photo credit: Paul Nicklen
A virtuous mind and voice in conservation photography and one of the most influential female photographers in the world, Cristina Mittermeier has been hailed as one of the most important outdoor photographers of this generation.
Cristina first discovered her insatiable passion for the natural world, both above and below the surface, as a Marine Biologist working in the Gulf of California and the Yucatan Peninsula. It didn’t take her long to realize that she could make a bigger impact on how people see the world, and connect to it, through the lens of her camera than she could with data on spreadsheets.
Today, Cristina is a National Geographic Photographer, Co-founder and Vision Lead of the conservation society, SeaLegacy, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, the editor of 25 coffee table books on conservation issues, and is a sought-after Keynote Speaker and Presenter. She founded the International League of Conservation Photographers. Cristina is recognized as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2018 and is acknowledged as one of the most Influential Women in Ocean Conservation in 2018 by Ocean Geographic. Her new fine art photography book, Amaze, is an inspiration for sustainable living with others and our environment that captures Cristina’s vision of creating a deeper sense of connection between humans and the environments we live in.
Cristina has three grown children, each pursuing careers in science and conservation. She lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, with her partner, National Geographic Photographer, and Filmmaker, Paul Nicklen.
Helle Bank Jorgensen, founder, Global Compact Network Canada, CEO of B.Accountability
Ms. Bank Jorgensen is one of the world’s most experienced and renowned sustainability, climate change, and ESG advisers. She serves on His Royal Highness Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Expert Panel, the Canadian W20 Delegation, and is a Global Board Facilitator for the world’s largest network of responsible businesses, UN Global Compact.
She brings over 25 years of experience advising global companies and investors on sustainability and climate change. 11 of those years were spent as a partner with PwC in Europe and in the U.S. leading sustainability and climate change practices. She was the creator of the world’s first Green Account, the world’s first Integrated Report, and the first holistic supply chain program.
She has worked with hundreds of world-leading companies and is a regular keynote speaker and the author of many thought-leading articles and books about sustainability, climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality, and the roles and responsibilities of Board members and investors. In 2018, together with the Minister for Status of Women, Helle launched the "Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector" project.
Helle is a business lawyer and a state-authorized public accountant. She is the founder of the Global Compact Network Canada and is the CEO of a certified Woman-Owned business, B.Accountability, where she advises global business leaders how to turn sustainability into strong financial results.
AdGreen Founder Jo Coombes has been working in the UK’s advertising production industry for over 10 years, predominantly as a production manager.
Fueled by years of witnessing excessive waste upon wrapping almost every shoot, Jo contacted the team at BAFTA's albert for some insight back in 2014. She created the AdGreen website after discussing the industry’s lack of sustainability with the UK's advertising production trade body, the APA; filling the online platform with tips and resources that had been tried and tested on her own shoots.
The website has grown over the past four years, and now includes various resources for production, crew and advertising agency staff. The journey has also allowed her to advise various charities and suppliers on the mysterious ways of advertising production, and in turn, help production teams reduce waste - and their carbon footprint.
Jo is well known in sustainable production circles, and AdGreen regularly collaborates with the albert team on events, as well as with the APA to provide training. She is keen for AdGreen to develop carbon calculation and reporting tools in the coming year.
Jo continues to work as a freelance production manager, splitting her time between London and Edinburgh.
Sukhdeep Gill launched Cielo Electric Ltd in 2015, a Surrey based electrical contractor serving Metro Vancouver with a mission to implement and promote energy efficiency, solar power, and further develop the electric vehicle charging network. Sukhdeep is a member of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association and the Emotive campaign to raise awareness for the Electric Vehicle driving experience.
Shannon Bart is the Sustainability Director at NBCUniversal where she is responsible for overseeing the Sustainable Production Program as well as sustainability initiatives on the Universal Studios lot. Her work includes developing sustainable production standards across the company’s feature film and television productions worldwide and engaging crews in the implementation of the program. Shannon began working at NBCUniversal in 2009 as the Sustainable Production Manager.
Shannon attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and two children.
Keith Woods is a Rigging Gaffer and Lighting Designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada, primarily working in feature film, and television, production.
His credits include: Noelle, for Disney; Deadpool 2; A Series of Unfortunate Events; Deadpool; Warcraft; and Big Eye, among others.
With the improvements of LED lighting technology, he has seen the use of large tungsten lighting slowly decrease, and personally has seen his diesel fuel consumption plummet accordingly.
Zena Harris is President of Green Spark Group. Zena holds a master’s degree from Harvard University in Sustainability and Environmental Management and has over 15 years of experience in corporate and non-profit contexts related to process improvement and sustainability. Zena is President of Green Spark Group, the only sustainability consultancy in British Columbia dedicated to the implementation of sustainable production practices in the motion picture industry. She has worked with studios such as 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Amazon to implement sustainable production practices on film and TV shows. Additionally, she consults with industry organizations such as Creative BC, and is the Creative Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Sustainable Production Forum, a first-of-its-kind event in North America. Zena has done extensive research on sustainability in the motion picture industry and the cross linkage between global sustainability frameworks and motion picture industry best practices. Prior to her work at Green Spark Group, Zena worked as the Executive Director of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) global nonprofit and as a corporate sustainability consultant.
Shannon is a multi-award-winning film maker and former journalist who has written, directed and produced Indigenous-focused documentary programming and broadcast television for APTN, BRAVO, CBC and CTV for the past 18 years.
Highly active in the Vancouver scene, Shannon is serving her second term as vice president of Women in Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV). She is a member of several VWIFT committees: Executive, Governance, Workshop, Sexual Harassment as well as the BC Entertainment Women’s Steering Committee.
As a casting producer for Network Entertainment, Shannon is helping build a science series with a global audience through a premium subscription based video on demand platform.
Shannon’s latest directorial project is a13 part docu-series Dreamcatcher Bios that premiere’s this month on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network. It was created to provide hope and inspiration for audiences to fulfill their passion by making their dreams come true.
Steven Vitolo is the CEO and founder of Scriptation, the industry-leading script reading and annotating app for film and television production. He has over 10 years of production experience, most recently working as a script coordinator on the TV series Black-ish, where he co-wrote the episode "Dream Home." Steven developed Scriptation after seeing first-hand the staggering amount of paper that gets consumed on set and is dedicated to promoting sustainable practices that inspire productions to go paperless.
Lisa Day is the Director of Sustainability at 20th Century Fox, one of the leading developers, producers and distributors of feature film and television shows, including some of the most iconic and enduring film and television properties in history such as The Sound of Music, Star Wars, Alien, The Simpsons, M*A*S*H, The X-Files, X-Men, American Horror Show, and Homeland, as well as the two highest grossing films of all time, Avatar and Titanic.
In her current, role, Lisa is responsible for developing and implementing Fox’s sustainability programs at the iconic Fox Studios in Los Angeles, Fox Studios Australia, Fox’s offices worldwide, and on every feature film and television show the Studio produces. This includes everything from tracking and reducing carbon emissions and water use, to incorporating sustainable materials into set design and construction and working to achieve the company’s zero waste goals.
Prior to joining Fox, Lisa worked at the intersection of media and the environment for over 15 years, first as the Global Projects Director of the Earth Communications Office and then as the Vice President of Corporate and Community Affairs at Participant Media. At Participant, she was responsible for the creation and management of social action campaigns for the company’s slate of feature films and documentaries. She also worked closely with marketing and communications to develop strategic cause-related partnerships with external non-profit and government agencies. Among Lisa’s notable achievements at Participant was the social action campaign and website that accompanied the release of Vice President Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Lisa earned her B.A. from New College and her JD from the UCLA School of Law.
Zach Lipovsky started directing with his crazy 8s film "Crazy Late" which went on to earn him a place on Spielberg's filmmaking competing "On the lot" where he placed 5th out of 12,000 directors. Zach has gone on to direct several projects for TV including films for Lionsgate, Disney and Legendary. His latest film Freaks just premiered at TIFF and he is currently directing the live-action adaptation of Kim Possible for Disney. In his spare time, Zach also runs Reel Apps, the software company behind Shot Lister, the industry-leading shot listing app.
Prem Gill is Chief Executive Officer of Creative BC. The organization designated by the Province of British Columbia to focus on uniting, sustaining, and growing British Columbia’s dynamic and diverse creative sector including motion picture, music and sound recording, interactive and digital media, and magazine and book publishing.
Prem has been named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women, Vancouver Magazine’s “Power 50,” Community Catalyst by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and listed as one of The Globe and Mail’s 10 Women Who Matter in Film and TV. She brings more than 20 years of experience from the digital media and entertainment industries to her current role as CEO, where she is responsible for delivering a wide range of programs and services that will expand BC’s creative economy to reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.
Kris Barberg is the Executive Director and co-owner of EcoSet Consulting in Los Angeles. After a decade of freelance work on TV commercials and film projects and observing the environmental impacts behind the scenes, Kris wanted to be part of a shift toward better practices. In 2009, she joined forces with EcoSet. Striving for Zero Waste sets and marketing events, EcoSet consults with clients and brands to build programs that mitigate the physical waste impacts behind the scenes. EcoSet implements waste prevention and diversion strategies through recycling and organics collection on set. They leverage the positive social impact of the production process by recirculating food, wardrobe, props, set dressing, construction materials and reusable creative elements to non-profits, schools and artists in the communities where productions and events take place. EcoSet has provided services in more than a dozen North American cities since 2009.
EcoSet is currently expanding their operations and Materials Oasis reuse center in Los Angeles to tackle even more of the waste impacts from the creative industries. Service segments in LA include end-to-end production services, back-end reuse diversion, storage and workspace rentals, as well as asset and storage clear-outs for advertising and scripted productions.
Dr. Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of One Earth, a Vancouver, Canada-based environmental ‘think and do tank’ creating and imagining sustainable ways of living in cities and around the world. One Earth collaborates with partners to transform how people live their lives – what they need, what they consume and produce, and what they aspire to – enabling everyone to live good quality of lives within their fair share of our planet’s resources. One Earth is a co-founder of ‘Disruptive Imaginings: creating better futures’ – a global campaign and learning community aimed at creating compelling visions and experiences of life in sustainable futures.
Vanessa is also a Senior Research Fellow at Utrecht University with Pathways to Sustainability, the Urban Futures Studio, and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. She is a past Associate and Fulbright scholar with Harvard’s Sustainability Science Program and holds a Doctorate in environmental studies with degrees from Queen’s University, Oxford University and the University of British Columbia.
Vanessa sits on the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee for the United Nations 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles Programme. In Canada, she is a Board member of the National Zero Waste Council and of the Vancouver Foundation Partnership Committee. Vanessa co-hosts the award-winning Canadian television show, The Sustainable Region, and in 2018, she received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Environmental Sustainability.
During his career, Joe Tankersley has been a writer, feature filmmaker, media producer, theme park designer and futurist. The one thread that ties all those experiences together is his passion for using story to help others imagine and realize their visions for better tomorrows.
Joe spent twenty years at Walt Disney Imagineering where he led award winning creative teams on projects at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. As part of Imagineering’s elite Blue-Sky Studio, Joe established the first Strategic Foresight Program and helped divisions across the Disney company prepare for the future.
Today, Joe heads up Unique Visons, a strategic foresight consultancy. His international list of clients includes; Fortune 100 corporations, major foundations, and non-profits. His recent projects have focused on the future of entrepreneurship, media and advertising, sustainable tourism and entertainment.
Joe helped found the Global Futures Forum and served on the board of directors of the Association of Professional Futurists for six years. He is currently chairman of the Blue Ocean Community, host of the UN Sustainable Tourism Observatory for Florida.
Clara George is a Vancouver, BC based producer, sustainable production advocate, changemaker, and ambassador for Reel Green. She is a believer in crew well-being and creating a workplace that people enjoy. Presently she works on The Magicians (NBC Universal). Past productions include: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (TV Series) (producer – seasons 1-5, 35 episodes; winner of Women’s Image Award, season 1-3), Klondike (TV Mini-Series) (producer), Defiance (TV Series) (producer - 11 episodes), Fairly Legal (TV Series) (producer), Caprica (TV Series) (producer), Flight 93 (producer) (Emmy and PGA nominations), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (TV Movie) (producer; Emmy and PGA Award) and many more. Clara has been working in motion picture for over 20 years and sees sustainable production as the new way of doing business. She proudly zips around Vancouver in her electric vehicle and enjoys using renewable energy at her home.
With an ambition to work in Hollywood spurred by an immigrant father’s love for the Golden Age of cinema, Hans has had an amazing journey in Hollywood North, working with some of his childhood heroes such as Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, and satisfying his inner nerd while working on films like ’Xmen 2’, ’Watchmen’ and ‘Man of Steel’. As a long standing active member of the Director’s Guild of Canada and the Location Manager’s Guild International, he is keen to use the network of technical crew and local contributors to progressively tackle unsustainable and exploitative practices in the motion picture industry. An enthusiastic collaborator that thoroughly enjoys the craft of filmmaking, he recently produced his first feature ’The Unseen’ locally with many friends and fellow crew, now available for rent and purchase on iTunes. He’s also a father of two who lives for his children’s smiles and hopes to contribute to the local motion picture community by advocating for arts education in schools, sustainable practices from within the film industry, all as a regular leading film worker in the Vancouver creative economy.
A TV producer/writer, Andréa has delivered over 190 TV commercials, series and movies for Fortune 500 companies, including the multi-million dollar docu-drama “Peak Season” - MTV Canada’s highest rated series debut. A life long book lover, in 2015 she decided to channel her story telling skills into writing fiction. Her debut novel COMPLETION was released in April 2018.
With a passion for gardening, living small and leaving an overall greener footprint, she’s committed to helping the production industry embrace a similar ethos in its daily practices.
Jade Tailor is an actress, singer, writer, producer, director, and advocate for women and environmentalism. Originally born in Hollywood, California she has spent her life bi-coastally in both New York and Los Angeles. Her most recent and notable work on the big and small screens include “Aquarious” playing opposite David Duchoveny, “Murder in the First” with Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson, “Higher Power” produced by Lorenzo di Boniventura and starring Austin Stowell and Ron Eldard, and most recently the hit SyFy series, The Magicians.
Jade is also the founder and CEO of Eyeris Entertainment, a production company with the mission to advocate and create films and television where woman are depicted in a positive, powerful and inspirational manner. She is also the founder of Eye Rise Movement and NEW Movement, Movements supporting and creating social change and advocacy.
Mike Slavich joined Warner Bros. Entertainment in the Fall of 2005. As Director of Sustainability, he leads the Studio’s efforts to accelerate towards more sustainable business practices. Key initiatives include green film and television production, energy conservation measures, green building practices, waste reduction efforts, and environmental awareness campaigns. Slavich collaborates with stakeholders across the enterprise to develop and pilot innovative programs and vets emerging products and technologies for viability and value. Further, he works to ensure that sustainability efforts directly support business objectives of cost savings and operational efficiency.
Jeremy is Sustainability Advisor for the BBC, working on staff engagement, implementation of an Environment Management System for TV Production, strategy and the design and delivery of sustainability training courses for varied audiences.
Additionally, he is International Manager for the BAFTA Albert Consortium, where he helps Film and TV organisations outside the UK to get access to the tools, experience and vision that we have developed here over the last 7 years. This includes coordinating learning and sharing opportunities through an international consortium.
Brittany Whitmore (@BritWhitmore) is a public relations professional or "Professional Noisemaker," and the founder of Exvera Communications Inc., which specializes in PR for disruptive technology and emerging industries. She is also the founder of TEDxGastownWomen, a seasoned emcee and keynote speaker. Brittany was named to BC Business Magazine's Top 30 Under 30 in 2017.
Previously, Brittany served as a resident technology panelist on Roundhouse Radio and led communications for Procurify, a SaaS software company, taking the company through multiple rounds of venture financing. During her time with the company, it grew from a small startup to a global company with 50 employees, earning seven-figure annual recurring revenue and serving customers worldwide.
Brittany believes in giving back and works to support women and youth entrepreneurs, mentors entrepreneurs and students and serves on the advisory board of a number of startups.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Marketing Management Diploma "with distinction." She was selected as the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Alumni, "Rising Star" award from Langara College.
Greg Reitman is an American film director, producer, executive producer, writer, author, activist, and public speaker. Described by Movie Maker Magazine as “one of the top ten filmmakers producing content that impacts our world.” He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious broad based entertainment.
Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Filmmaker” Greg produced the Sundance Audience Award-winning feature documentary FUEL. Prior to producing FUEL, Greg wrote, produced, and directed the feature documentary “Hollywood’s Magical Island – Catalina. His latest feature documentary film, “ROOTED in PEACE” won Best Feature Documentary at New York Festivals, debut at the United Nations and released theatrically thru Landmark Theaters.
Greg Reitman received BA at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, and resides in Los Angeles, living a “green lifestyle.”
Kendrie became a Member of the Directors Guild of Canada in BC in 1986 and began working in the Locations Department. Over the span of her 30 years in production she worked as a Location Manager on all types of production. Her credits include feature films “Watchmen” and “TRON2”, CBC series “Arctic Air” and A&E Series “Bates Motel”. In addition, Kendrie has authored and taught numerous film and Locations related courses over the years since as early as 1996. She held a position on the Executive Board of the DGC BC between 2003 and 2016 and she is now the organization’s Executive Director.
Over the years Kendrie studied Mediation, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Leadership and Coaching. In 2008 she established Soul Focus Coaching where she coaches predominantly film personnel on a wide variety of topics including leadership, career building, work / life balance and the true value of a good night’s sleep.
Jennifer Sandoval is a valuable contributor to Green Spark Group. Jennifer helped launch Sustainable Lockup, a collaboration between Green Spark Group and Keep it Green Recycling. Jennifer also provides on-set production support which includes working with each department to implement and learn about best practices, collecting data and completing environmental assessments that studios can use to help improve performance for other productions. Jennifer provides research, analysis, marketing and sales support, website development and maintenance and helps to develop strategic partnerships between Green Spark Group and other community agencies and businesses that promote sustainable practices to the film industry. Jennifer has a law degree from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, served as a board member for the Seattle-based Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability and also completed an Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Business leadership at BC Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Brian Hamilton has executive produced more than 60 television projects in both scripted and non-scripted genres, representing over 350 hours of broadcast programming for Omnifilm Entertainment since he joined Omnifilm in 1994. Brian is responsible for Omnifilm’s primetime scripted, kids and family development and production. Brian has maintained a commitment to environmental responsibility within TV production since his first scripted series, Robson Arms, was produced in 2004. Brian is currently an Executive Producer on Bletchley Circle: San Francisco for Britbox, ITV, CITY-TV and Netflix, as well as Fast Layne for Disney Channel, Jade Fever Season 5 for Discovery Channel and Wild Bear Rescue Season 3 for Animal Planet. Recent programs which Brian executive produced include: Mech-X4 for Disney XD; Primeval: New World for Space, ProSeiben and UKTV; CBC’s Arctic Air; Defying Gravity, for CTV, BBC, ProSeiben, and ABC and Make Some Noise for CBC, which won the Gemini for Best Youth Non-Fiction series, as well as the Shaw Rocket Prize, and the prestigious Japan Prize for Youth Programming. Brian oversees Omnifilm Post, a busy facility which handles end-to-end post production for Omnifilm projects. Brian is a past Chair of the BC Branch of the Canadian Media Production Association. He serves on the Executive Committee of CMPA’s National Board. Brian holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and received his television training from the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Wendy Noss is the President of the Motion Picture Association-Canada and leads government relations, policy development, and advocacy in Canada on behalf of the MPAA studios including Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal City Studios (NBCUniversal), and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Wendy has been with the association since 2006, creating strategic alliances to further the health of the film and television industry and foster an environment of respect for the creative industries in Canada.
Wendy is a respected government and public affairs executive with more than two decades of experience representing creative industries and intellectual property owners. Prior to joining the MPA, she was a practicing lawyer focusing on intellectual property law and policy, and in advancing the rights of international rights holders in the digital environment. She previously acted as Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the national copyright collective representing authors and publishers.
Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts degree (English) from Western University and her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian American Business Council and the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of B.C., works as an effective partner with film and television stakeholders across the country, and has been selected as a trusted advisor to serve on various provincial and city government boards, councils, advisory groups and organizations.
Andrew Robinson has almost 20 years experience working within corporate, inter-governmental and non-profit contexts on sustainability issues and practices both in Canada and internationally. Andrew helps Green Spark Group support the implementation of sustainable production practices in the motion picture industry through training and corporate strategy development. Originally applying his mass media and communications background to advocate and promote sustainability while working in Europe and Africa, he spent the last 10 years consulting to corporate clients in British Columbia to help them exceed their environmental and social performance needs. Andrew holds a master’s degree from Oxford University in Environmental Change and Management, is a native French and English speaker and is also Chair of the Integrated Transportation Committee at the City of North Vancouver.
As Motion Picture Industry and Community Affairs Manager, Marnie is responsible for helping resolve Industry production issues with all levels of government and stakeholders, proactively advising on the development of standardized guidelines, procedures and film policy to facilitate production and building strong community relationships.
With 20 years of experience in location and production support in BC’s film and television industry, Marnie has worked throughout the province and brings a specialized knowledge of local communities and geographical areas as well as a strong understanding of the dynamics between communities and motion picture production.
Peter Leitch is the President of North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios and Chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of B.C. (MPPIA). He is also a director of BlueShore Financial. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from U.B.C. and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA). He successfully completed his ICD.D course from the Institute of Corporate Directors
Peter has been passionate about the long term growth and sustainability of the industry for the past 30 years. In his roll as Chair of the MPPIA he has worked closely with film industry colleagues representing all sectors of the industry and governments at all levels to advocate for competitive and supportive policies to build on the success of the industry.
Val Gafka is Senior Manager of Economic Investment & Development for the Township of Langley, a municipality which is considered to be the fastest growing in Metro Vancouver. During her 14-year tenure to-date with the Township, Val was responsible for business services oversight for the Engineering division, prior to being promoted in 2015 to an economic-centric portfolio within the Corporate Administration division. For more than 10 years, Val has been involved with municipal film production management and connected with industry. She sits on the Board of Directors of Tourism Langley and various inter-agency committees. Before her work in municipal government, Val led various operational roles within VIA Rail, Simon Fraser University’s TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence, and CN Railways. Val holds a certificate in civic engagement and dialogue from Simon Fraser University. In her spare time, Val loves all things sun and water, travelling with her spouse, Don, and hanging out with her grandchildren.
Murray is an electrical engineer and career environmental professional. He has worked for four decades in environmental technology business, international climate change policy, climate change finance, and managing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. This has included time in government and the private sector, in Canada and overseas.
Murray’s current focus is on business models that are able to break through barriers that are preventing sustainable energy practice in jurisdictions like Vancouver which are failing to mobilise action commensurate with their lofty aspirational goals.
He is an advocate of community led initiatives undertaken at scale. His particular interest in energy efficiency is because the costs of action can be funded by the savings created by the action. A green thinking society should be able to get this done.
Nick is an Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician with a FSR, B certification in British Columbia. His work as an electrician has taken him all over Western and Central Canada to lead electrical installation of industrial, commercial and film and event projects. He brings an in-depth knowledge of how electrical systems work, along with strong leadership skills and a ‘Get the job done’ attitude to his current role as Trinity Power’s Sales Manager. In this position, Nick, oversees the day-to-day initiatives of the inside sales and project management team and the design and execution of all Trinity Power projects. He has a passion for automation and systems and procedures to ensure consistency of deliverables which has produced an exceptional win rate. His values and electrical knowledge drive him to be a motivator and a mentor to his team, within which he has created a culture of performance and excellence.
Andrew Williamson is the co-founder of Cedar Island Films, a Canadian production company formed with Henrik Meyer to produce meaningful documentaries, feature dramas and digital media projects with a focus on international co-productions. They are in production on Whale and Raven, a Canadian / German feature documentary with the National Film Board of Canada/ARTE and The Magnitude of All Things, the new feature film from director Jennifer Abbott.
Andrew Williamson executive produced the critically acclaimed doc-series Emergency Room: Life & Death at VGH for The Knowledge Network/Discovery and High Moon, a pilot co-venture with Universal Cable Productions. He also produced Gastown Gamble for the OWN Network. Andrew is the founder of Crazy8s and was previously VP, Production and Digital for Lark Productions and Director of Industrial Relations at the Canadian Media Producers Association. He directed The Green Film, a comedy about the film industry's environmental impact and volunteers with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project to help educate people about climate change.
Ann Goobie’s illustrious career in the BC film industry spans nearly 30 years and includes such productions as “Best in Show”, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol", “Start Trek: Beyond” and most recently the Marvel fan favourite “Deadpool 2.” Beginning her career as a PA back in 1991, Ann rose through the ranks quickly with her tenacious personality and keen eye for detail, becoming a Location Manager in just four short years. With an incredible ability to solve problems, Ann brings compassionate and strong leadership to every project. Her massive sense of humour and infamous, morale boosting laugh, can be heard echoing throughout the production office on a daily basis. Ann remains a beloved member of Vancouver’s film community and continues to be at the forefront of the BC film industry. She is a strong advocate for Green initiatives in film, has spoken at the San Diego Comic Con about the creative side of Locations and is a champion for new members coming into the industry.
Former Senior Manager for Film and Special Events for the City of Vancouver, Sandi spent nearly a decade in municipal government working with all levels of government on increased access for film productions, service improvement, integrated policy, and community engagement and education.