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”.
A Start-up Story