The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) and CBC’s digital channel Documentary have named the seven teams that will participate in the Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers documentary mentorship program.
The program pairs apprentice filmmakers with established Canadian doc-makers to work on upcoming projects.
Apprentice director Michèle Garceau will work with director and camerawoman Ève Lamont through Montreal-based Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc on feature doc Le Commerce du Sexe, about the business, social and economic consequences of sex work.
And apprentice Lina Trichilo will work with Real to Reel exec producer Anne Pick, handling various responsibilities including researching, writing and clearances on two documentaries, Eccentrics, directed by John Zaritsky and Gambling on Extinction.
Apprentice Rachel Bower will work with producer Edward Peill on CBC Nature of Things documentary Trek of the Titans, which follows the annual migration of the endangered leatherback turtle from Trinidad to Nova Scotia, and is co-directed by Teresa MacInnes and Kent Nasen.
Also participating in the program are apprentice Serene Husni, who will work with Elisa Paloschi through Toronto-based prodco Eyesfull. Husni will work on post-production, editing, research, creative development and distribution on three doc projects, Driving With Selvi, Embracing Voices and interactive doc Memory of Forgetting.
And apprentice Andrew Moir will work with producers Joanne Jackson and Diane Warmé on Canada-France copro Songbird SOS, directed by Su Rynard, while apprentice Jamie Bourque of the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement will work with producer Pati Olson through her Edmonton-based prodco Bogart Productions. Bourque’s associate producer mentorship will include work on season two of APTN convergent doc series Chaos & Courage.
Elsewhere, Nova Scotia apprentice Maria Psaila will work with filmmaker Walter Forsyth on doc project Long May We Run, about the popularity of running. Psaila will work on the project’s development and proposal, including research, production managing, shooting and editing, and conducting interviews.
The Giving Voice program is funded by CBC’s Documentary channel, and designed to help doc filmmakers move up to the next level of their careers.