A Mountain Based Creative Team
People & Peaks Productions is a rural based film production company that has been nominated for a total of nine Alberta Film and Television Rosie Awards over the past four years; including five Original Musical Scores; two Best Overall Documentary Series; one Best Cinematographer and one Best Overall Sound. The Canadian Rockies Series has aired on Wild TV, and to a national and international audience.
Susan has over 30-years in historical research on the family lines of the fur trade community who moved into western Canada, assimilating into the aboriginal community. She is highly regarded for her talent as a historical researcher. She has written four books that have been published detailing the history of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Susan is the current President of WIFTA, a member of AMPIA, and a long-standing member of the Alberta Writers Guild.
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 four (4) Best Original Musical Score for the Alberta Film & Television Rosie Awards documentary (non-fiction over 30 minutes) over the past four (4) years. The nominations include Ancestors Calling, Women of Willmore Wilderness, Wildie and Mountain Mustang. Their latest musical score called Mountain Man will be submitted for the 2017 Rosie Awards.
Laura Vinson is on the Board of Directors of Women in Film and Television Alberta (WIFTA).
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.
Debbie’s research has laid a foundation for the following documentaries.
. Long Road Home – 2011
. Wildie – 2012
, Women of Willmore Wilderness -2013
. Ancestors Calling – 2014
. Mountain Mustang – 2015
. Mountain Men … Ways of the Trail – 2016
Debbie is doing pre-production historical research for the following movies:
. Living A Legacy Series: 6 x 1-hour documentary
. WATAPEA: 13 1/2-hour documentaries
. Trials of Old Trailmen: 1-hour documentary
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.