MEET OUR MODERATOR
Amos Scott is a Tlicho filmmaker and producer. He is the producer and director of the doc series, Dene A Journey and the producer of the award-winning feature film ‘The Sun At Midnight.’ Amos also owns and operates the small video company, Adze Studios Inc. where has produced documentaries, short films and worked throughout the Northwest Territories. He is also a co-founder of Dene Nahjo which strives for Land, Language and Culture. Forever.
MEET OUR PANELISTS
“Tia Taurere-Clearsky of Whaea Productions is Indigenous from the Ngā Puhi/Te Aupoūri Nations of Aotearoa – New Zealand. She lives on the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsliel Waututh people’s territory on Turtle Island and was born in the Kulin Nation of Melbourne, Australia.
Tia has contributed as an Editor and a Camera operator for numerous productions including broadcast TV programming, short and feature films. She has been nominated twice for a Leo Award in the category of Best Editor For a Children’s Series.
Tia is currently working as an editor with Spotted Fawn Productions on Spirit Bear 2, a stop motion short with the award winning media artist Amanda Strong. She is also editing a feature anthology for Māori Director Hione Henare, and a Native American dance documentary.”
Eva Madden is a filmmaker and sound designer, with experience in drama, documentary, animation and experimental film. Her credits include content produced by Netflix, Disney, CBC, The National Film Board and a diverse selection of independent features and short films. She is a graduate of Concordia University’s Film Production program.
Jas calcitas is a trans nonbinary Filipinx-Canadian artist living on stolen xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, & səlilwətaɬ land. They are focused on colour grading, illustration, and graphic design. Jas has finished film school in 2019 and has been working in the industry since 2020. In this time, they have become a freelance colorist for narrative films, the Managing Visual Editor of Sunstroke Magazine, a graphic designer for Luna Collective Magazine and Collective 4891, and a Digital Content Creator for It Gets Better Canada.”
Julia has worked in the world of post production for over 15 years. From her firsts gigs sorting through hours of reality TV and learning media management, she has never lost her passion and curiosity for an industry that constantly changes. With experience in almost all post areas, she joined FINALÉ in 2013, and was able to bring her technical knowledge and management skills to ultimately take on the role as Director of Post. She’s contributed to many features, MOWs, and TV series (such as Netflix’s “Julie and the Phantoms”). She also uses her spare time to share her knowledge in the BC film and TV Industry, like post producing the Crazy 8s Film Festival, and guiding post production for the MPPIA Short Film Award winner.
Oscar Vargas is a Venezuelan sound designer, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer established in Vancouver, Canada. His career in audio started back in 2006 in Venezuela where he started his own recording studio. In 2011 he moved to Vancouver to study in Vancouver Film School and has been working in the Film and TV industry ever since. His participation in sound post production ranges from films, commercials, documentaries to TV series. He’s know for his work in films such as: “Never Steady Never Still”, “Hello Destroyer”, “Wizard Mode”, and “Juggernaut”. Some of his most notable collaborations in TV series are “The Wrestlers” and “Post Radical”. His work has been screened in festivals such as TIFF, VIFF, SXSW, Tribeca, and Cannes.
About DOC Goes Digital:
DOC BC | YT | NWT is a chapter of DOC National. This year we are launching a Canada Council funded program “DOC GOES DIGITAL” and are responsible for all English language programming associated with the program throughout Canada. The goal of “DOC Goes Digital” is to connect our broader filmmaking community at this challenging time, and to center diverse filmmakers within all the programming. We are partnering with several festivals to offer opportunities for people to connect with each other, to augment the visibility of DOC, and to build relationships with partners within the industry.