My passion to inspire change through filmed narrative drama has earned me multiple international awards and a reputation for directing content that has visceral impact and consistently delivers with sensitivity and authenticity.
Behind the Scenes with Facilitator Films (2014)
Facilitator Films has been working with the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children since 2005 producing PSAs and scripted scenarios for educational purposes. This behind the scenes video explains why the work resonates with those involved and why it needs to continue.
Make it Our Business promotional video
Make It Our Business develops resources to engage employers and other workplace stakeholders to prevent workplace domestic violence, to support employees at risk of or currently experiencing domestic violence, and to improve workplace health and safety. The videos we produced that are seen throughout this promotional video outline how employers, supervisors, managers, human resources professionals, security personnel, union representatives, and co-workers can recognize abusive relationships, respond to domestic violence, and refer victims and abusers to supports that offer help. Make It Our Business provides information and education to help employers and other workplace stakeholders to meet their obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. According to the Act, employers must prevent and respond to domestic violence in the workplace.
It's Not Right promo
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) as well as professionals and passionate advocates from all over the country contributed to this Canadian public education on abuse and neglect of older adults. Facilitator Films produced a series of eight scenarios depicting the signs of abuse of elders with corresponding supportive responses that can be modeled by those witnessing or are aware of the abuse.
Responding to Disclosures on Campus promo video
The training contains several video scenarios with professional actors depicting survivor disclosures of sexual violence and harassment and examples of both supportive and unsupportive responses. The video scenarios are key learning tools for exploring the multiple issues that can influence both the survivor and responder. The scenarios depict many of the barriers and stigma that affect notions of consent and coercion.
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence promo2
This series of filmed monologues (based on actual disclosures) was developed for front-line responders and service providers in the law enforcement, social work, and education sectors. The videos model effective responses to victims/survivors who report or/disclose experiences of sexual violence that will sustain support and intervention from that point forward.
Trauma & Violence Informed Responses (2020)
The goal of these videos, produced for the London & Woodstock Police Services in Canada, is to understand the principles of a Trauma & Violence Informed (TVI) approach and to identify ways of using existing resources to mitigate the impacts of vicarious trauma on uniformed officers and civilian staff in the organization. In this scenario an officer is experiencing signs of PTSD. Part two and three of this video (not shown) demonstrate supportive responses fellow officers and those in authority can adapt for a healthier work culture.