A Mountain Based Creative Team
People & Peaks Productions is a rural based film production company that has been nominated for a total of eleven (11) Alberta Film and Television Rosie Awards over the past (6) six years; including six Original Musical Scores; two (2) Best Overall Documentary Series; two (2) Best Cinematographer and Best Overall Sound. The productions include: Wildie, Women of Willmore Wilderness, Ancestors Calling, Long Road Home, Mountain Mustang, Mountain Men and Trials & Tribulations of Old Trailmen.
The Canadian Rockies Series has aired on Wild TV to a national and international audience. Canamedia is distributing the series worldwide. Productions have been broadcast on Russian and New Zealand networks.
Susan is also Executive Producer for Spirits of the Rockies, Ghosts on the Jackpine River, Thought the Mist of Time, The Forgotten Ones, Roots that Go Deep and Pieces of the Sky, (60’ HD · Documentary), which are currently in post-production and will be aired on Wild TV.
Susan is the Past President of Women in Film and Television Alberta (WIFTA), a member of Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), and a long-standing member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.
Returning to her Roots and her aboriginal heritage, a performance by Canadian Artist Laura Vinson has all the ingredients. Authentic traditional sound, songs and stories about the eastern slopes are woven into the productions. Laura Vinson was born and raised in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains near Jasper National Park. Her Métis heritage is Cherokee, Cree, English, and French. In all her songs you feel the roots of her Aboriginal background, which go back to Tête Jaune (aka Yellowhead).
Laura Vinson and Dave Martineau are writing original musical scores for television documentary productions. Laura Vinson and Dave Martineau were nominated for six (6) Best Original Musical Score for the Alberta Film & Television Rosie Awards documentary (non-fiction over 30 minutes) over the past four (6) years. The nominations include Trials & Tribulations of Old Trailmen, Mountain Men, Ancestors Calling, Women of Willmore Wilderness, Mountain Mustang, and Wildie.
Chehala attended Serac Adventure Film School in Colorado and then went onto graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies from the University of Alberta and the University of Queensland. During her studies, she produces several short films and documentaries including one for the University of Alberta called Sharing Languages.
Chehala went onto work as a cinematographer for the documentary, “Long Road Home,” and “Women of Willmore Wilderness.” As well working as an Associate Producer with People & Peaks Productions before starting her own company Chehala Rose Productions Ltd.
Chehala was the Associate Producer for the television documentary, “Mountain Men,” which aired on Wild TV, a Producer for “Trials & Tribulations of Old Trail Men,” and Director for “Spirit of the Rockies,” which will be airing on Wild TV in 2018.
Chehala is a current member of Women in Film and Television Alberta.
Laura Vinson and Dave Martineau are writing original musical scores for television documentary productions. Laura Vinson and Dave Martineau were nominated for six (6) Best Original Musical Score for the Alberta Film & Television Rosie Awards documentary (non-fiction over 30 minutes) over the past four (6) years. The nominations include Trials & Tribulations of Old Trailmen, Mountain Men, Ancestors Calling, Women of Willmore Wilderness, Mountain Mustang, and Wildie. Jerry Woolsey and Dave Martineau were nominated for Best Overall Sound for Mountain Mustang.
Jerry has worked in film post-production sound for years with clients that include National Film Board of Canada, Karvonen Films, Alliance Entertainment, LucasArts Entertainment, Northstar Entertainment, Frame 30, Great North, Kicking Horse, and many other production companies. Film and Video shows have included Bye Bye Blues, Due South, The Diviners, The X Files, Jake and the Kid, Kung Fu – The Legend Continues, Lonesome Dove, Medicine River, Moccasin Flats, North of 60, Ordeal in the Arctic, The Outer Limits, Pigeons and Doves, and more.
He has two Junos under his belt for work with Long John Baldry and The McDades. He has recorded albums with over 120 clients including Cindy Church, Laura Vinson, Billy Joe Green, Marshall Tully, Maria Dunn, Steve Pineo, Doug Cox, Stewart MacDougall, Valdi and Gary Fjellgaard, Vernon Thomson and Suzi Ragsdale, Stony Plain Records, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Jerry Woolsey and Dave Martineau were nominated for Best Overall Sound for People & Peaks Productions post-sound editing for Mountain Mustang.
Heather is the Production Manager of People & Peaks Productions bringing her management expertise. Heather was first introduced to film in 2008 when she attended the Banff Adventure Film Seminar with instructors Michael Brown and Keith Partridge. Heather worked as an Assistant Production Manager, prior to attending university. Heather is an active member of Women in Film and Television Alberta (WIFTA).
Randi is the writer for Trials of Old Trailmen, and Dino Cache: Grande Cache’s World Class Trackways, which are being produced by People & Peaks Productions. Randy also does transcription for film. She is the Historical and Archives Coordinator for the Willmore Wilderness Foundation, and for People & Peaks Productions. She has created the web based historical database using CRM Dynamics, which will be integrated in the Digital Media Component of future website, social media and transmedia. Randi organizes historical data and information for future stories and documentaries.