THE TEAM

CHRISTOPHER PAETKAU

CO-DIRECTOR

Christopher is an adventurer in life and thought who’s taught English in Korea, filmed polar bears and beluga whales up north, and worked down south in Burma and Australia.

He holds a degree in philosophy, and a diploma in media production. He’s shot and/or directed for Parks Canada (RMNP), Travel Manitoba, Oceans North Canada, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and more.

He’s also had films screen in the National Geographic All Roads International Film Festival, the Banff Mountain Film Festival and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival among many others.

CARLYLE PAETKAU

PRODUCER

Carlyle Paetkau is a numbers guy. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a B.B.A in Accounting and Economics.

He estimates, counts, plans, schedules, budgets, and fixes problems we didn’t even know we had. His brain runs on pure logic, except when he’s on his motorcycle. Oh, and he can act too… but no drama roles please.

SIRA CHAYER

CO-DIRECTOR

Sira Chayer finds the stories within the story. She recently worked as a videographer and head of division of the photo department for La Presse.

She’s also a dedicated freelancer who has taken her camera all over the Arctic and Antarctic working with the Students on Ice Foundation. She’s a 2015 Gemini nominee for a short documentary Kumaris, déesses vivantes du Népal.

She has a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Biological Sciences and a journalism certificate from l'Université de Montréal.

TREVOR GILL

PRODUCER

Trevor Gill is our eyes and ears. He’s a director, cinematographer, musician and editor.

For him, life is a quest for knowledge collected through experiences, adventure and the meeting of minds. A camera in hand affords him the opportunity to travel, tell stories and meet people.