Benjamin Ross Hayden has been a member of AMPIA since 2011. The young filmmaker is an ambitious creator with a distinct visual style and an interest in futuristic narratives. Hayden was recently selected as a finalist for the 2015-2016 Telefilm Micro Budget Production Program and his feature film will be moving into production this fall.
Glen YoungChief and Bruce Barry are co-founders of Achimok Film and Television, a production company from the Kehewin Indian Reserve in Alberta. In this member profile, YoungChief and Barry discuss their philosophy on filmmaking and share on their latest project, Status Code Red.
Cameron And Doyle are Edmonton-based indie filmmakers you’ll want to keep an eye on. The winners of the 2014 Gotta Minute Film Festival are co-writing/directing an original sitcom called Seven Day Weekend and making the most of their new AMPIA memberships, winning an incorporation licence from Bishop MacKenzie and scoring a private pitch session with Bell/CTV! Read more on this ambitious duo…
We’re so proud of our membership! Four of our AMPIA members were showcased by the Calgary Herald in a series on the new wave of independent filmmakers!
Articles by Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald. Photo by Christina Ryan.
Andrea Beça is a writer, director, producer, and editor from Edmonton, Alberta. She has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Alberta and an MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Glasgow. She ran an indie theatre company, Cowardly Kiss Theatre, for six years before moving into the world of film in 2013 with Kissing Habit Films. She has two dogs named Oscar Wilde and Lucille Ball Beça, and she thinks that sums her up pretty well.
Brandy Yanchyk is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her company Brandy Y Productions Inc. has produced work for the BBC, CBC’s Documentary Channel, Rogers OMNI Television, PBS, YES TV, Shaw and Deutsche Welle Radio. Whether she’s reporting on the Haida Culture on the coast or filming the Polar Bears in the north, Brandy is on a quest for the golden story and the next big adventure.
Ron E. Scott is an award winning Producer, Director and Writer with over twenty years of industry experience. Having founded Prairie Dog Film + Television in 1993, he has since become a leading figure in the world of independent television production. Most recently, Scott acts as Executive Producer, Writer, and Director of the groundbreaking, award-winning series Blackstone