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The Creative Process: Where Do I Start?

The Creative Process: Where Do I Start?

| 12 min

This short documentary captures the savvy of great Canadian storytellers on film. Sharing their insights on inspiration, authenticity, tenacity and what compels them in their creative endeavors are Double Happiness director Mina Shum, Oscar® winner Denys Arcand, The Hockey Sweater author Roch Carrier, Emporte-moi director Léa Pool and Zacharias Kunuk, the filmmaker behind Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner).

  • director
    Scott Smith
  • producer
    Yves J. Ma
  • editor
    Peter Roek
  • composer
    Sandy Moore
  • camera
    Mark Ellam
    Wes Machnikowski
    David Poisey
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Carter
    Richard Lavoie
    Kyle Stanfield
    Pablo Villegas
  • recording engineer
    Christopher Mitchell
  • assistant to the composer
    Lee Stanhope
  • production coordinator
    Teri Snelgrove
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen


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