Behind the Scenes

PCFF couldn't happen without a group of dedicated and driven individuals, who make every year an inspiring one. From the amazing board to the hardworking volunteers, our organization is stacked with the kind of talent and passion that makes it all possible.

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    Brady Dahmer Festival Co-Founder

    Designer, strategist, social change champion.

    As Creative Director for his own Vancouver-based strategic design agency, Brady Dahmer Design (BDD), Brady develops print, web and interactive projects for some of Canada’s leading corporate and consumer brands. BDD also supports various non-profits, including Starlight Children’s Foundation, Variety the Children’s Charity, Speaker’s Spotlight, and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. A fixture on Canada’s film scene, Brady has produced and marketed 20+ events for the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Brady has a history of combining his lifelong passion for film, photography and visual storytelling with his commitment to social causes. In 2006 he created the Toronto fashion photography exhibition Not Fit For Print – an exhibit which auctioned unpublished works by Canada’s top industry photographers to benefit the charity Kids Up Front.

    Brady hopes that Projecting Change Film Festival will create a legacy of increased community engagement in social and environmental causes.

     

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    Lindsay Nahmiache Festival Co-Founder

    Lindsay is a social cause junkie who also happens to have a wide range of international film experience working in the North American, European and Indian Film Industries. On the film side of things, Lindsay has worked on film campaigns at the Cannes, Toronto and Vancouver International film festivals as well as working with major Canadian film distributors such as Alliance Films, National Film Board of Canada, E1 Films and others. On the social cause side of the pie, Lindsay has volunteered with NGOs in London, UK and Mumbai, India on issues such as homelessness, women’s rights and basic education.

    Lindsay holds an Honours degree (summa cum laude) in Communications from the International University of London, UK and runs a national PR company called Jive Communications.

    Lindsay loved the idea of combining her passion for film with the environment to raise awareness on global and local issues. Projecting Change Film Festival is a passion project that turned into a lifestyle – once you go green you never go back!

  • Katie Schaeffers, Executive Director

    Katie Schaeffers Executive Director

    Entrepreneur-at-heart, strategic thinker, translator, producer, creator, activator – Katie has that unique mix of right-brain creative vision and left brain tactical know-how.

    A graduate of McGill University and the London School of Economics, Katie’s experience + travels cross the spectrum from fast-paced political environments to high-end galas to outdoor music festivals.
 A seasoned event producer and communicator, Katie has produced events and multi-media experiences locally and internationally for over 8 years.

    As the Executive Director of the Projecting Change Film Festival she has developed a compelling annual film and speaker program that explores big, bold questions and inspires change in the community.

    Katie’s specialty lies at the intersection between great ideas and flawless execution.  Beyond her work with Projecting Change, she is currently developing projects that support emerging artists, uncover hidden potential, make the City of Vancouver more fun to live in, and inspire dialogue around important issues.

  • Angele-Beausoleil

    Angele Beausoleil Workshop's Knowledge Curator

    Angèle currently sits on several creative industry boards including the Vancouver International Film Festival, Merging+Media Association, Achilles Media and Canadian Women in Communications. She has spent the last two decades working with traditional and digital agencies, technology companies and consumer brands on identifying market trends, building new products and strategic services — to ensure companies are well positioned for the future — today. Formerly Dare North America’s VP of Innovation and VP of Strategy for Cossette West, she is currently teaching Design Strategies at the Sauder School of Business at UBC and is working on her graduate degree in Applied Innovation.

    Angèle has produced numerous industry events, was a judge for Manitoba’s Science and Technology Ministry’s New Media Fund for five years, is a guest faculty member at the Banff New Media Institute, and is an active member of the DigiBC and the Mobile Marketing Association. Angèle also runs a boutique innovation agency (Agent Innovateur Inc.) and is the editor-in-chief for the global Society of Digital Agencies’ trend report (The SoDA Report) and is an industry advisor for UBC’s continuing studies digital media programs.

    Twitter: @angelsun
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    David Miller Website Technical Director

    With a wealth of web experience and a passion for leveraging emerging technologies, David provides sound technical leadership to clients and partners as the Managing Director of SplitMango Media Inc., a Vancouver-based web development and design agency. His mission is to enable business owners through technology.

    David’s love of the environment and of movies meant that the Projecting Change Film Festival was something that he had to get involved with. SplitMango is proud to sponsor the Projecting Change Film Festival and be part of something that promotes sustainable living and social issues–something that is dear to his heart.