Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Evan developed a passion for filmmaking and media arts while growing up in the small town of Wolfville in rural Nova Scotia. Evan now has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a focus on film and a minor in political science from Simon Fraser University. He has lived in Vancouver and Montreal working as a freelance filmmaker predominately editing independent Canadian documentaries and trailers. He now lives in Wolfville Nova Scotia and has completed his Bachelor of Education (BEd) at Acadia University.
Evan has worked in many different roles in the film industry and completed many films but is most well known (nominated for a British Columbia Film Award) for his work co-editing the feature documentary film People of a Feather, directed by Joel Heath. People of a Feather has played at festivals all over the world and is the winner of many prestigious awards including The Best Film of British Columbia in 2011 awarded by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and The Best Feature Documentary at The Green Film Festival in Seoul Korea in 2012.
Evan is a certified Technology Education and Social Studies high school teacher and he has worked in the non-profit educational sector by coordinating the completion of the Arctic Sea Ice Education Package, a series of over 25 culturally relevant high school science lesson plans for Inuit students that is available for free online. He is also the Educational Coordinator for the Arctic Eider Society working on education resources and interactive media for the SIKU project.
Evan is a very active person with a love of everything from hockey, soccer and badminton to hiking, and kayaking. During the summer of 2011, Evan had the amazing experience of traveling across Canada on a 3 month long bicycle trip. Many of his educational values come from his time spent as both a councillor and coordinator of several different environmental summer camps with a strong focus on experiential education.
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|2010 - 2014||Editor, Sanikiluaq Running Pictures, Vancouver, BC Co-edited feature documentary film People of a Feather directed by Joel Heath which was an official selection to the Hotdocs International Film Festival, International Environmental Film Festival Paris and many more festivals around the world. It is the winner of the Environmental Peoples Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Best BC Film of 2011 award by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and Best Environmental Film at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.|
|2011||1st Assistant Editor, Catbird Producations, Montreal, QC Worked as 1st assistant editor on feature documentary film Come Worry With Us!.|
|2010 - 2011||Trailer Editor, Catbird Producations / Parabola Films, Montreal, QC Worked as editor on the trailers for feature documentary films Nuestro Monte Luna, Jeppe on a Friday, Lost Rivers and Orpik's dream.|
|2009||Digital Media Coordinator, Cineworks, Vancouver, BC Worked at Vancouver’s independent filmmakers society. Responsibilities included managing and maintaining edit suites, facilitating bookings and running orientations for new coop members to the facilities.|
|2008||1st Assistant Editor, Anagram/Reunion Pictures, Vancouver, BC Worked as the 1st assistant editor on Anagram and Brightlight Pictures feature "The Thaw", Reunion Pictures and Lifetime channel movie "Do You Know Me" and the Sci-Fi Channel mini-series "The Knights of Bloodsteel".|
|2008||Post Production Guest Speaker, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC Taught several first year Pro Tools introduction tutorials in addition to three postproduction workflow seminars to third and fourth year classes at SFU.|
|Fall 07 – Spring 08||Postproduction Supervisor, SFU film productions, Burnaby, BC Worked as postproduction supervisor and 1st camera assistant on many super 16mm and HD short films.|
|2007 - 2008||Director, Mystery Creative Productions, Vancouver, BC Writer and Director of Into the Fountain, a 12-minute super 16mm student film delivered in HD. Was accepted into the Montreal World Film Festival.|
|2006 - 2008||Webmaster, SFU Film Student Union, www.sfufilm.ca Creator of social networking website used to catalogue and promote SFU films while volunteering for the Simon Fraser Film Student Union.|
|2006 & 2007||Camera Operator, Windfall Films, Victoria BC & New Glasgow, NS Worked as camera operator for the TV show Mega Moves, funded by National Geographic.|
|2006 & 2007||Grip & Electric, Halifax, NS Worked as a grip and electric on numerous paid film sets including The CBC Bridge awarded The Motorcycle directed by Marc Almon, The Mighty Jungle, a TV show produced by the Halifax Film Company, and Parker Porkham: Supernatural Detectives, a series of short films by Sam Fisher.|
|2006 - 2007||Writer/Cinematographer/Producer, Little Feets Films, Vancouver, BC Co-writer, producer and cinematographer for Avery's Gnome, a 16mm student short film. It has been screened in theVictoria International Film Festival and many others. It has distribution deals in North America, Europe and South America.|
|2004 - 2005||Director, Just Us! Education & Development Society, Wolfville, NS Coffee Comes Alive is a documentary on fair trade coffee for the Just Us! Coffee Roasters created for thier Fair Trade Museum. It was purchased by Nova Scotia Department of Education and distributed to all high schools in the province as a part of the curriculum.|
|2002 - 2007||Video Producer/Editor, Halifax Regional Municipal Adventure Earth Center Planned, filmed and edited short videos for environmental camps, which are used on an ongoing basis for marketing and programming.|
|2013 - 2015||Bachelor of Education, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS Completed a 2 year degree with endorsements in Technology Education & Social Studies|
|2004 - 2008||Bachelor of Fine Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC Major in Film Production and Theory with a Minor in Political Science|
|2012||French Proficiency, CSDM, Montréal, QC Completed 6 levels of spoken French and 1 level of written French in Montréal adult school system|
|2012 - Present||Board member, The Arctic Eider Society, Vancouver, BC Member of the board of directors of the Arctic Eider Society which works directly with Inuit to support the development of community-based research, monitoring and education programs in the Canadian Arctic.|
|2004 - Present||Filmmaker, Mystery Creative Productions, Wolfville, Vancouver & Montreal Working as a self employed independent filmmaker with projects ranging from short films to broadcast and theatrical documentaries. I have significant professional experience in editing and post-production having edited multiple feature documentaries in additions to trailers and demos.|
|Winter 09 – Spring 2010||Filmmaking Educator, Cineworks, Vancouver, BC Taught an introduction to Final Cut Pro editing class to Cineworks Co-op members as well as a beginner workshop for Katimivik students aged 18-21.|
|Winter 09 – Fall 09||Digital Media Coordinator, Cineworks, Vancouver, BC Worked at Vancouver’s independent filmmakers society. Responsibilities included managing and maintaining edit suites, facilitating bookings and running orientations for new coop members to the facilities.|
|Fall 2009||English as a Second Language Teacher, Maison de l'Amitié, Montreal, QC Taught a level one English as a Second Language (ESL) class as a volunteer.|
|Spring 2008 - 2011||Post Production Guest Speaker, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC Taught several first year Pro Tools introduction tutorials in addition to three postproduction workflow seminars to third and fourth year classes at SFU.|
|Summer - Fall 08||Film Assistant Editor, Anagram/Reunion Pictures, Vancouver, BC Worked as the 1st assistant editor on Anagram and Brightlight Pictures feature "The Thaw", Reunion Pictures and Lifetime channel movie "Do You Know Me" and the Sci-Fi Channel mini-series "The Knights of Bloodsteel".|
|Summers 2006 & 2007||Program Director, Adventure Earth Centre, , Halifax, NS Coordinator responsible for all programming needs at experiential & environmental camps for kids with 40-60 children. Also responsible for a team of 15 staff.|
|Winter 2004 – Fall 05||Director, Just Us! Education & Development Society, Wolfville, NS Coffee Comes Alive is a documentary on fair trade coffee for the Just Us! Coffee Roasters created for thier Fair Trade Museum. It was purchased by Nova Scotia Department of Education and distributed to all high schools in the province as a part of the curriculum.|