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• Director / Cameraman / Editor of Documentary Films
• Awards for creative and interpretive approaches
• Commitment to biological and cultural diversity
• B.F.A. Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design
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Ed Carswell has been directing educational films for almost 30 years. Since graduating with a B.F.A. from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, in Vancouver, Ed has won several national and international awards for his creative and interpretive approaches. Ed has traveled extensively in developing countries and holds a deep commitment to issues surrounding biological and cultural diversity.
For the past 3 years Ed has focused on films about First Nations in British Columbia (K’omoks, Squamish and Lil’wat). Carswellfilm has just begun a production for the Nlaka’pamux First Nation and SD58 in Merritt, BC. and surrounding areas.
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2016 - Drumbeats & Dreams - Honouring Our Ancestors - (27 min. and 12 min. versions) (watch film)
2016 - Echoes of the Sinixt People (10 min. 2016) (watch film)
2015 - 24 Hour Drum - Aboriginal Youth in Sea to Sky - (34 min. and 6 min. versions) (watch film)
2014 – Tribal Canoe Journey (5 min.) (watch film)
2013 - Verna no.688 - Honouring Residential School Survivors (16 min.) (watch film)
2008 - Pacific Biological Station - 100th Anniversary (24 min.) A celebration of 100 years of scientific discovery and marine ecosystem management. Credits: Co-writer / Co-director / Videographer / Editor
2007 - Empowering Youth (16 min.) This video is a celebration of eco-leadership programs in 12 African countries. African youth tell their story while working in a wide variety of settings, including beekeeping in Kenya, hydroponic-organic gardening in Senegal, and eco-tours in South Africa. Credits: Co-writer / Co-producer / Director / Videographer / Editor. Festivals: World Community Traveling Film Festival (Canada) (watch film)
2006 - Water on Tap (7 min.) Water shortages in Ghana, West Africa (watch film)
2005 - Thirsty Planet (27 min.) Set in Ghana and Benin, West Africa, this video follows Canada World Youth participants as they work with local communities to create solar ovens for water pasteurization. Credits: Writer / Producer / Director / Videographer / Editor. Festivals: World Community Traveling Film Festival (Canada) (watch film)
2001 - Think Big - Protecting Natural Systems in the Rocky Mountains (27 min.) Our flamboyant host, Don Enright, leads us through the challenges facing environmentalists and conservation biologists in the Rocky Mountains. Credits: Writer / Producer / Director / Videographer / Editor (Avid Composer) / Illustrator.
1995 Cameraman / Editor - Canadian Airlines International (Calgary, Alberta) - Worked with various producers to complete airline promotion and employee training videos, including destination work in Canada, United States and Mexico
1988 - 95 Filmmaker, A/V Coordinator Alberta Environmental Protection - wrote, directed, and edited educational films, videos, and laserdisc productions for three provincial parks in Kananaskis Country, Alberta.
- designed and maintained Visitor Center displays
- partnered with Parks Canada (Banff), Calgary Zoo, and Access Network (Calgary)
Drumbeats & Dreams production, Zena at Student PowWow, Merritt, BC
Lahal, Traditional Game - Merritt, BC
Arches National Park – 2015
Burkina Faso - Canada World Youth production - 2007
16mm Film Production in the 1980’s…