Our dedicated team of passionate community-builders.
Sue Biely is a trailblazer in Canadian independent media, designing and facilitating innovative initiatives to enable the sector to adapt to and utilize ever changing forces. With a history in content, policy, business models, conference design, workshop delivery, partnerships and campaigns -- Sue continually works to bring a diversity of voices and mediums to story telling for the common good.
Sue has had the fortune to collaborate with many partners and clients which include: Telefilm Canada, REEL Canada, Canadian Media Producers Association, Creative BC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Film Board of Canada, City of Vancouver, BC Alliance for Arts & Culture, Canada Council, and many provincial agencies in the media-sphere.
Tracey Friesen has been an active contributor to Vancouver’s media sector for over 25 years and is author of Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change. She was most recently Director of Communications & Engagement at the David Suzuki Foundation. During her decade at the National Film Board, she earned credits on nearly 40 film and digital projects. Since the NFB, Tracey has done contracts with Mindset Foundation, Inspirit Foundation, DOC and Creative BC, plus was director of programming during the start-up phase of Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver. Other associations have included Social Venture Partners, Women in Film & TV Vancouver, VIFF, Minerva Foundation, SheEO and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & TV. One of her annual highlights is a four-day media conference at Hollyhock Leadership Institute on Cortes Island.
As the Outreach Director of Good Pitch Vancouver, Anthony Truong Swan works with social justice and environmental documentaries to develop partnerships across all sectors of civil society, helping to put relevant issues-based films on the front lines of creating social impact.
Working under the auspices of REEL CANADA, he introduced Canadian film to tens of thousands of high school students and newcomers to Canada in every province and territory. He was the project manager and host of REEL CANADA's livestreamed talk show, RCtv and has interviewed such famous Canadians as Deepa Mehta, Atom Egoyan, Mina Shum and Ryan Reynolds. His short film BLOW OUT put him in the RBC Emerging Director's Spotlight at the Regent Park Film Festival and made him a Film Fellow mentor at the Tribeca Film Institute. His theatre installation St. James Circus was included in Nuit Blanche Best of Zone C by blogTO. He produces and hosts his own podcast, Technicoloured.
Board of Directors
Gulnaaz Z. Lalji