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A Charman Event

A Charman Event

| 5 min

Eric Charman is the life of the party, and not only because he's usually the person organizing it. As a lifelong patron of the arts, Charman has raised money for the Victoria Symphony, the Pacific Opera Victoria, and, most significantly The Victoria Conservatory of Music. The life of a bon vivant is not nearly as effortless as it seems. Over the past 40 years, Charman has presided over 400 charity auctions. In this short film created for the 2008 Governor General Awards, director Carl Bessai captures the effervescent Eric Charman doing what he does best - throwing a party.

  • writer
    Carl Bessai
  • director
    Carl Bessai
  • cinematographer
    Carl Bessai
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • steadicam operator
    Pieter Stathis
  • editor
    Mark Shearer
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Carter
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • 1st assistant camera
    Tamara Jones
  • additional cinematography
    Wes Machnikowski
  • singer
    Hugh Sinnott
    Heather MacLeod
    Joslin Romphf
  • accompanist
    Robert Holliston
  • musician
    Cory Balzer
    Muge Buyukcelen
    Mieka Kohut
    Alasdair Money
    Dave Michaux
    Timothy Chooi
    Lucy Gao
  • key grip
    Ed Brando
  • gaffer
    Prem Marimuthu
  • transport
    Randy Caine
  • special effects coordinator
    Bill Mills
  • 1st assistant
    Greg Ottenbreit
  • grip
    Wes Borg
    Daniel Carruthers
    Jesse Cattle
    Mike Eubank
    Daniel Hogg
    Michael Korican
    Chris Orchard
    Daniel Parsons
    Shawn Watson
  • production coordinator
    Erin Offer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • assistant director
    Annye castonguay
  • makeup
    Erin Froese
  • participant
    Barbara Adams
    Rick Arora
    Marilyn Arsenault
    Deidrir Ballard
    Peter Burris
    Jane Butler McGregor
    Desiree Chan
    Renae Choo
    Patrick Corrigan
    Hugh Davidson
    Terry Farmer
    Jill Gibson
    Neville Gibson
    Marcus Handman
    Sandy Henderson
    Rob Hunter
    Shirley Hunter
    Michael Litwixi
    Jessica Lucas
    Elka Nowicka
    Pamela Owen Flood
    Joey Pietraroia
    David Shepsieu
    Hugh Sinnott
    Juliann Sinnott
    Bob Sochowski
    Bruce St. Pierre
    Dianne Taylor
    Timothy Vernon
    Jim Zoellner
  • re-recording facility
    Post Modern Sound
  • post-production services
    Shaman Digital Media
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen


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