Also known as Sageeway Gheeshick, the Ojibwa name for “Rising Day,” Jim Compton works out of Winnipeg. He produced the fascinating series “Warrior Spirit,” which awakened us to the message that, universally, Indigenous Peoples carry the warrior spirit, whose potential is now being revitalized throughout the world. In 2000, Jim was appointed Program Director of the world’s first National Indigenous television network: APTN, the Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network. Jim’s contribution is significant and lasting, and APTN continues to grow, featuring the lives, languages, history, cultures and dreams of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and the rest of the world. Through his productions, Jim continues to bring young people into the industry, providing hope and support for many up-and-coming Indigenous visual storytellers.
Writer, Director, Producer
With a background in journalism and television in Canada and Europe, Margarita has produced travel and socially conscious programs and reportage since the early eighties. Fluent in five languages, she has been involved in almost all aspects of television production.
She has worked as co-producer, field director and host of the current affairs newscast “Ultima Hora” at CFMT, in Ontario and New York State. Her broadcast experience includes documentaries and series, as well as other productions for the broadcasters CBC, BCTV, TLN, TELEVISA, TVE & THE FOOD NETWORK.
Richard is a self-motivated editor with over twenty years of post-production experience in various genres, including documentary, children’s, reality and corporate television,
Richard has been responsible for training, mentoring and supervising other editors. He possesses a strong technical background and a solid understanding of broadcast and web standards and procedures. His skills as a video editor are enhanced by excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and he has received numerous awards and nominations at festivals around the world.