Beginnings – Trailer

Commissioned by the Extend-a-Family Waterloo Region, Beginnings explores inclusivity through the eyes of 9 people whose lives intersect through the work of this non-profit agency that supports people with developmental disabilities and their families. Each person talks about a moment in which their lives changed forever.

Neighbourhood Voices Playlist:

Neighbourhood Voices is a collection of stories reflecting the everyday lives of ordinary people living in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 2014. I gathered the stories during my time as Artist in Residence at the City of Kitchener in 2014.

There’s No Place Like Home

Commissioned by Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. A dramatic short film – made in a documentary style – in which an interviewer and actors use the famous line from the Wizard of Oz to improvise scenes about living in a violent world. Used in the the agencies 2015 awareness campaign.

Five Days at Haven House

A dramatic short film that explores the life of a women who has escaped a violent relationship with her daughter only to find the shelter inadequacies make it hard to stick with her choice. Commissioned by Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region as part of a fundraising awareness campaign for a new shelter in Cambridge Ontario.

She Deserves It

A public service announcement highlighting the need for support for a new women’s shelter in Waterloo Region. Commissioned by Women’s Crisis Service of the Waterloo Region

Generation to Generation:

Refugees tell inter-generational stories through site and sound. Part of IMPACT13 international theatre festival:

Community Garden Storytelling Project – Region of Waterloo

The Region of Waterloo Health Department commissioned a research study to find out how community gardens and gardeners contributed to the life of the community. The three short films below capture the key findings of the study – inclusion, learning and healthy lifestyle – through the voices of the gardeners.

Gardening Fosters Inclusion:

Learning Motivates Gardeners:

Health Benefits of Gardening:

House of Friendship:

Food Community Justice:

A short film about how the food, community and justice play out in the everyday activities of House of Friendship and reinforce its mission of “building a community where all can belong and thrive.”

Courtland-Shelley Community Centre

A short film about the role of a community centre affects the lives of the people living there.

Women’s Crisis Services Waterloo Region:

What about Us?

Children’s view of living in a violent household as told through their artwork and their own words.

Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Campaign video for “I am a friend of crime prevention”.

Donation Farm:

A Start-up Story

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