Ed Carswell

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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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Experience

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 6 years Carswellfilm has worked closely with School District 48, 58 and 10 to create a variety of films for their Aboriginal Education programs. (K’omoks, Squamish, Lil’wat, Nlaka’pamux, Sinixt Nations)

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FILM HISTORY

2019 - Cooperativa - La Lucha Sigue – Watch trailer

2019 - Ecology Transforms Youth  Watch trailer

2018 - Our Language, Our Culture - 7 min. Watch film

2018 - Embracing Life - Pow Wow - 24 Hour Drum 

2017  – 24 Hour Drum - Seeking Wisdom - 19 min.  Watch film

2016  - Drumbeats & Dreams - Honouring Our Ancestors - 27 min. & 12 min. versions) Watch film

2016  - Echoes of the Sinixt People - 10min. 2016)  Watch film

2016 - Shared Drum, Shared Territory  - 9 min.  Watch film

2015  - 24 Hour Drum - Aboriginal Youth in Sea to Sky - 34 min. & 6 min. versions Watch film

2014  – Tribal Canoe Journey - 5 min.  Watch film

2013  -  Verna no.688 - Honouring Residential School Survivors  - 16min. 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)

Cooperativa - La Lucha Sigue  (40 min. 2019)  Coffee Farmers and Cooperatives in Nicaragua.

Ecology Transforms Youth (35 min. 2019) On location at Oyster River, BC

Student PowWow Event - Lahal, Traditional Game - Merritt, BC

24 Hour Drum - Aboriginal Leadership Event - School District 48 - Sea to Sky

Burkina Faso - Empowering Youth - Canada World Youth production 2007

16mm Film Production in the 1980’s…and 1/2′ videotape (remember?)

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