The Team

IMG 0117Harry Sutherland


Harry Sutherland was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been active in Canadian film since establishing his first media company, Teledmedia, in 1970.

Sutherland’s first film Truxx followed the impact of the Olympics on the gay and lesbian community in Montreal. Truxx premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1978 as a short in front of Wolfgang Petersen’s Die Konsequenz.

Sutherland’s first feature doc was shot during the infamous effort by the Toronto Police Department to close down the gay community in that city. Track Two was released at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1983 and played in theatres across Canada. Footage from Track Two is included in CBC’s new documentary, How We Got Gay, written, directed and produced by Marc De Guerre with co-producer John McMullan.

Sutherland’s final film in Toronto in 1995 was about standup comedy in the LGBT community, David Atkin’s We’re Funny That Way, for HBO and CityTV. With coproducer Bruce Glawson the production organized a standup comedy festival of the same name that continues to this day.

He moved to Vancouver in 1998 and produced numerous documentaries including 100% Woman, Lynton Garner, WebCam Girls and the Blue Buddha. With Carrie Green he produced Velcrow Ripper’s ScaredSacred which won a Jury Prize at TIFF and the Genie Award for best feature documentary in 2005. Harry also produced Richard Bell’s first feature drama Eighteen in 2005 that included cameos by Ian McKellen and Alan Cumming as well as co-producing Huseyin Karabey’s Gitmek: My Marlon & Brando, winner of the Best New Director Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008.

Harry Sutherland has been a board member of the HotDocs International Film Festival, chair of DOC BC, and a board member of the Whistler Film Festival. He has also served as Director of the National Film Theatre at the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa and worked for Inuit Tapaisat in the Arctic training local filmmakers.

Recent credits include:

ScaredSacred, 2005, by Velcrow Ripper, a theatrical documentary which won the Special Jury Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Genie Award for best documentary and opened the Canadian Images section of the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Eighteen, 2006, Richard Bell's first dramatic feature starring Carly Pope, Brendan Fletcher, Alan Cumming and Ian McKellen. Distributed in the US by TLA Distribution and internationally by Artistry.

The Lost Secrets of Ancient Medicine, 2006, a feature documentary on Tibetan medicine, for NHK Japan, CBC, VisionTV and ARTE France. A Japan-Canada co-production.

Gitmek: My Marlon & Brando, 2007, Feature film directed by Husein Karaby, Best New Feature prize at Tribeca International Film Festival,

We're Funny That Way, 1995, feature documentary for HBO and CityTV

Track Two, 1981, feature documentary on the crises in the gay community caused by the police raids on the bath houses. Berlin International Film Festival, released theatrically in Canada by Cineplex

Truxx, 1978, documentary film on the gay community in Montreal after the police raids before the Montreal Olympics.

Linton Garner: I Never Said Goodbye, 2004, for the CBC, one hour documentary.

100% Woman, 2005, for the Documentary Channel and the Life Network, one hour documentary.


Stephen Shypitka


Stephen ShypitkaTo use my consulting and professional experience in editing and production, providing digital content for world markets and to clients the best deliverables in quality, speed and creative excellence.


Editor, Prod Associate/Coordinator, Maple House Entertainment, Vancouver BC Some Boys Do (Feature)
• Maple House Entertainment Inc. July-April 2010, 250 days, FCP
• Cutter Picture & Track, A & B roll, Sound Design, Title Design, Optical
• #1 #4 VOD #3 in Pre-Orders at North America’s biggest e-Tailer,
• Digital Production & Post, Design & Marketing, Trailer

Editor/1st Assistant Director-The Z-Word Productions, Burbank, CA Here Come The Zombergs (Pilot)
• Z-Word Productions July-Oct 2012, 90 days, FCP
• Cutter Picture & Track, A & B roll, Sound Design, Title Design, Optical
• Assisted the director to be sure he met his set-ups and coordinated with all departments to adapt and keep the schedule; heavy/critical time management, strong organizational & interpersonal skills

Editor/Prod Associate/Coordinator, Cinema Verite United, Los Angeles, CA S90 (Feature)
• CVU July-March 2006, 220 days, Adobe Premiere Pro
• Cutter Picture & Track, A & B roll, Sound Design, Title Design, Optical
• Digital Production & Post, Design & Marketing, Trailer, One Sheet Design

Creative Consultant, Various, Canada & Europe April 2006-Current
• Research & Development, Business Affairs, Out of History Documentary/Harry Sutherland Producer (London, Paris, Vancouver) July 2015-current
• Script Development, The Red Moccasin (Calgary/Banff, Canada), The Living Rain/Free Electron Media (London/LA)
• Script Development Pay TV (Corus, CHUM, Super Channel)
• Story Editor, rewrite, critique, analysis of screenplays; develop market strategies, one sheet design. (Long Tale Productions, Vancouver)
• Tête-à-tête writing instruction with clients (private)
• JRP School; classroom & course development

Skills & Interests

FCP, Motion, Title Design, Soundtrack Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photo Shop, PSE, Dreamweaver, Muse; gym, indoor rock climbing, snowboarding, eBook author, story, Screenwriting 101 & Advanced Script, Branding Expert, Content Provider


University of Southern California
School of Cinema-Television, Production Alumnus

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mary stephenMary Stephen


Mary is a Canadian who was born in Hong Kong and studied film in Concordia University, Montreal. She was for 20 years the Chief Editor for French New Wave director Eric Rohmer.

Recent works include editing on award-winning fiction and documentary films in China, Turkey, France and Canada including: Blind Mountain by Li Yang, Judge by Liu Jie, Night in China by Ju Anqi, Wild Grass of Qingdao by Lina Yang, Back to the Border by Zhao Liang, My Marlon and Brando by Hüseyin Karabey, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt : An Egyptian Passion by Olga Prud’homme Farges, Umbrella and 1428 by Du Haibin, Last Train Home by Lixin Fan and Majority by Seren Yüce, etc.

She continues to direct, including Vision from the edge: Breyten Breytenbach painting the lines as well as teach in film schools in France and Asia.

brian-hammondBrian Hammond

Camera/Post Production Supervisor

As an original founder of Northwest FX (one of the first post houses in Vancouver), in the late eighties, Brian left and created Pilot-West Productions. PWP was involved in the first inter-active learning on laser disc and eventually the web. The company was responsible for numerous special broadcasts for sports, special events and news (CTV Sports, Yeltsin-Clinton conference for WABC, Ironman Triathlon, World Ski Events) offering crews, camera and editing packages and production services.

Brian also directed and produced a number of award winning commercials for numerous clients such as Nabob, the Egg Marketing Board, Manitoba Hydro and others.
In 1999, Pilot-West Productions offered full post-production services and visual effects for television and film under the name of Post-Digital Works. We delivered finished product for a number of major networks and studios, both domestic and international to the highest exacting technical standards. Since June 2000, Mr. Hammond has been working in HD, delivering series and movies to the Discovery Channel, and NHK Japan on a constant basis. In the past seven years, we have been involved with Digital I/O for film deliveries and visual effect companies.

In December 2004, Brian Hammond and his team founded Shaman Digital Media, built around Avid DS/HD, a complete finishing non-linear system used for number of television series and dramas. In August of 2007, we expanded our facility with the integration of Auto-Desk Lustre and Smoke coupled with the move to a new 11,000 square foot facility that included digital effects. We have included a list of such programming produced with this team.

Mr. Hammond has consistently been involved in educational and promotional media such Get Set and Go, an interactive program for Premier/School Specialty. He has also produced a number of training and marketing videos for HSBC and Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers. He continues to provide professional, creative services to a wide variety of demanding clientele.

john-cresseyJohn Cressey

Co-producer, France

John Cressey is a Canadian living in Paris. He started out as a still photographer and was soon shooting film for features and documentaries. In 1997 he set up the Paris Television Centre that has been supplying camera crews, location services, editing and transmission facilities in Paris to a multitude of foreign broadcasters that now number 190.

“My background was as a Director of Photography; I’ve shot about eight feature films (including as a film assistant to Oscar-winning Nestor Almenros),” said John. “So my background is image and I’m still a passionate defender of the quality of pictures.” The discipline and rigor of filmmaking learnt during his training proved beneficial when PTC was formed.

PTC will be the working base for Out of History in Europe. Besides providing office space, production equipment and editing rooms, PTC has extensive experience in location shooting in museums and public places that will be an invaluable asset to the production.

debbie-walkerDebbie Walker

Publicist/Translucent Publicity

As an entrepreneur, Walker has founded, and built, four highly profitable companies. As a management executive, she has achieved notable success in diverse industries: hospitality; event planning; association management; trade show; cruise and travel; luxury good import/export, and the film and television production and marketing industries. And in all of these undertakings, she has exhibited a superior instinct for identifying un-met niche areas and predicting emerging market trends.

A born marketer with an entrepreneur's energy and insight, Walker brings her experience, her contacts and her vision to Translucent. Outgoing, friendly and collaborative, Walker began her business career in the hospitality industry, progressing through the ranks from a reception desk to Management; experience she then parlayed into forming her own company to fill an industry need - marketing and sales for independent hotels throughout BC and Washington State.

Translucent Publicity provides media relations, promotion, marketing, strategic communications, and personal publicity services to the entertainment industry. Headquartered in Vancouver, with clients across Canada and North America, Translucent Publicity offers a broad range of expertise and superlative client service based on extensive experience in every facet of the industry. This insider knowledge encompasses hands-on film festival participation; television series launch events, national publicity and marketing campaigns, unit and broadcast publicity.


marc-borjaMarc Borja


Marc is a film production accountant with 14 years experience in Vancouver. He has worked on productions including Smallville, Final Destination 5, Once Upon A Time, Real Housewives of Vancouver, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, X Men 3, Blade 3 and many others.

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