Factual & Documentary

Being a director, producer and writer on documentaries and lifestyle television is the perfect gig for someone like me who loves to travel. Thanks to my work on factual programs, I’ve been able to explore places like the Netherlands, northern Quebec, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Here are some highlights:

EP Daily / The Electric Playground

I spent six seasons as supervising producer, writer, story editor and director on EP Daily.

EP Daily was a nationally syndicated entertainment TV show that delivered the latest on everything cool, every single day, including behind-the-scenes interviews and reviews for the hottest movies, TV shows, video games, gadgets, and apps as well as human interest and lifestyle segments for the connected viewer.

Ayaa: A Hero’s Journey

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I directed the hour-long documentary Ayaa: A Hero’s Journey.

In any small town, you quickly know who your neighbors are, but in a trailer park in Chase, British Columbia, two neighbors discovered a spiritual connection that spanned continents and time, miraculously reuniting them fifty years after their first encounter.

Ayaa: A Hero’s Journey is a story of serendipity and karma, exploring the amazing twists of fate that connect Albert Thomas, an Aboriginal World War II veteran, and Anneke Mercks-Sayer, a Dutch immigrant and World War II survivor. Through interviews, recreations, photos and archival footage, we journey through the history of one man’s giving nature, his unwavering generosity, and the ultimate reward of one person’s heartfelt thanks.

Ayaa: A Hero’s Journey can be seen every Remembrance Day on APTN in Canada, and around the world on broadcasters like NITV – Australia, TG4 – Ireland, Maori Television – New Zealand, TITV – Taiwan, and BBC Alba – Scotland. It has been seen in festivals across Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.

Tube Tales: TV’s Real Stories

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I was a director on 26 episodes of Tube Tales: TV’s Real Stories.

Tube Tales: TV’s Real Stories features the real-life people, places and events that inspired writers and producers of hit TV Series.

My episodes of Tube Tales focused on the real life inspirations behind such shows as Bones, House, Family Guy, Freaks and Geeks, Gilmore Girls, CHiPs, Family Ties, Quantum Leap, Magnum P.I., The Bionic Woman and Felicity.

Tube Tales aired on TVtropolis and Deja View. You can still see it late night across Canada on Global TV.

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I was co-writer and motion picture editor on the one-hour documentary Inside Boystown for Global TV.

Inside Boystown offers a non-exploitive, intimate look into the lives of six young men who sell their bodies for cash in Vancouver’s chic Yaletown district. In the darkness of alleys and unlit Vancouver streets, the documentary takes an honest look at this hidden aspect of our society.

If you want to check out Ayaa: A Hero’s Journey or Inside Boystown, please contact Moving Images Distribution.