In December 2015 Margot’s feature length documentary “The Caravan”, which she produced and directed won best of festival at the Equus Film Festival New York.
Margot began her career as an editor and location sound recordist in the mid 90’s and cut her teeth on hundreds of productions. In 2001 she produced, directed and edited an historical documentary on the Banff Springs hotel for theDiscovery HD Theater channel. This directorial debut was nominated for best documentary at the Alberta TelevisionAwards. She went on to produce and edit the critically acclaimed documentary On The Edge of Destruction: The Frank Slide Story. This was followed by 2 documentaries on the Alberta Oil Sands which she co-produced. Her productions have been broadcast on Discovery, HD Net, INHD, CBC, Canadian Learning Television, BRAVO! and have been distributed across Europe.
Margot has worked for some of Hollywood’s major motion picture studios. From investigating odd and paranormal phenomena for UPN’s “Strange Universe”, to field producing EPK’s for NBC’s “FEAR Itself”. Other networks she has worked for include: CBC, CTV, CBS, NBC, FOX and TNT.
Industry recognition includes an Emmy Award from the National Television Academy of Arts and Sciences for herwork with CBS at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway and awards at the Chicago, Charleston and Houston international film festivals. She also co-won the Banff Television Festivals HD pitch competition in 2005 forOrangutan Mama and was nominated for a Canadian New Media Award in 2008.
Margot has participated in Alberta industry work- shops as a guest lecturer on the topic of integration of high definition into film and television productions. She has also guest lectured on the topic of high definition work flow integration atthe Banff Centre for performing arts. A passionate filmmaker, Margot currently resides in the foothills of Alberta withher cats, horses, dogs and Cinematographer partner...not
necessarily in that order.
Scott Sikma first worked in Toronto’s entertainment world as a child actor in television shows and commercials. His interest in the creative aspects of the business led him to study Classic Animation and Story Telling under Steve Rabatich of Disney Pixar Studios. He then studied film and earned a degree in New Media at the University of Lethbridge. At that time, he worked on the feature Interstellar. Shortly thereafter, Scott moved to Vancouver and worked as a trainee assistant director on CW Network’s The Flash.
Since returning to Calgary in 2018, he acted as 1st AD on several films including East Texas Oil starring Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger and completed the feature film Root of the Problem, his directorial debut. His theatrical documentary Historic Murals of Alberta is in production.
Scott’s early experience has led to a passion for creating entertainment excellence. Audiences should be able to immerse themselves in the artistic experience, he believes. He is keen to continue to develop both his creative and leadership skill sets and is vigorously pursuing his career as a Director and 1st Assistant Director
Douglas Munro c.s.c
Experience is something that Doug is fortunate to have just a little bit of. A graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at York University, in Toronto, Doug ventured into the freelance world in 1979 with the Canadian Society of Cinematography Award for best student cinematography in hand. From those early beginnings, filming with a CP16 to the digital technologies of today, Doug's career has been expansive.
He has shot productions around the world that have been broadcast globally. He has won multiple awards, including an Emmy for his work at the Lillehammar Olympic Games, Best Cinematography at the Toronto Hot Doc Awards, and Best Cinematography for Docudrama from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Doug is also the recipient of the David Billington Award, a lifetime achievement award voted on by his peers in recognition of his pioneering efforts in high definition in Alberta.
From lensing promotional advertising for the groundbreaking series, Breaking Bad in New Mexico to filming for Apple Computers in Santorini, Greece to filming U.S. Presidents in Montana to Astronauts in Texas to a Music Special on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in Australia to Scientists near the North Pole there are very few situations that he and his cameras haven’t captured.
He has the fortunate pleasure of working side by side with some of Hollywood’s A-list Directors and Producers and Actors: Ang Lee, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Andrew Dominik, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Lee Tamahori, Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Edward Zwick, Aidan Quinn, Henry Thomas, Jay Roach, Russel Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Colm Meaney, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan and many more.
Recent work includes the feature The Caravan Film which has garnered numerous cinematography and Best of Festival awards and Root Of The Problem, a family feature drama soon to be released.
Doug owns HDTV Productions Inc in Calgary, Alberta with a full compliment of cinema cameras, motion control rigs, cinema lenses and camera accessories. He has been a Full CSC member for over 30 years is an active IATSE 669 Director of Photography.