Joni Cooper is a passionate outdoor enthusiast who has extensive international experience in festival management and film production. She is the programming director for the Banff Mountain Festival at The Banff Centre where she is responsible for the planning, program development, and production. She also serves on National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year advisory board. Joni has previously managed content and programming for the Banff World Media Festival, was executive director for the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver, and worked as an independent film producer. Joni’s mission is to foster and promote independent documentary filmmaking – and to encourage collaboration – as she truly believes in the power of film.
Bill is a gore-tex clad North Vancouver native with a lifelong love of both the mountains and film. Since being introduced to rock climbing in boy scouts so many moons ago, he has found himself addicted to the steep, the rocky and the media surrounding it. Rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, hiking and photography have been serious passions that have been back dropped by this area's incredible beauty and will stay as life-long passions. For the past 12 years he has been working as a technical supervisor, sound designer and audio engineer in post production audio for film.
Shaun has been involved in photography and film for over a decade now, and has been operating his own media company in Vancouver for 3 years. His work consists of photography and cinematography (filming, editing, finishing). Bill has shot and edited short documentaries and has been involved with VIMFF for several years now. He works from Watershed Digital in North Vancouver and is passionate about mountain culture, the people involved and most of all, the films.