Jamie works hard, sleeps late and doesn't smoke.
After 30 years in the entertainment industry from the financial side to acting to production he now hangs his toque at Watershed Digital as the Operations Manager & Online Editor. In his spare time he's editing a locally shot feature film called No Men Beyond This Point.
Jamie is stoked to be a part of VIMFF as it allows him to combine two of his greatest passions: film and the outdoors. Meeting the extraordinary people involved in the festival is just icing on his cake.
He's been involved in photography and film for over a decade now and has been operating his own media company in Vancouver BC for 3 years. His work consists of photography and cinematography (filming, editing, finishing). He's shot and edited short documentaries and has been involved with VIMFF for several years now. He works in North Vancouver and is passionate about mountain culture, the people involved and most of all, the films.
Tracey Friesen is an independent media producer and industry executive, supporting artists and activists in the creation of impactful content. Current projects include: lead on a feasibility study on new funding models to support social impact media (Inspirit Foundation) and primary writer of research report on alternative film finance (Documentary Organization of Canada).
Early in 2013 Friesen left her position as Executive Producer of the NFB’s Vancouver studio. In her 11 years there she earned credits on over 30 projects, including the award winning films Being Caribou, Carts of Darkness, Finding Farley & Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. She is proud to have had her work screen at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
Friesen spent three years on the board of WIFTV and was honoured with their 2013 Woman of the Year Award. She is a mentor for the Minerva Foundation, plus routinely accepts invitations to lead workshops, participate on panels, and volunteer on juries. A highlight was a full week of adjudication at the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival in 2012. Passionate about education, Friesen has a BA from Ryerson, a BA from UBC, and both an MA and executive MBA from SFU.