Meet The Team

 

digby_keith@hotmail.com

Phone: 250-743-2439

Keith Digby

Writer

Director

Teacher

Mentor

Born in Coventry England and educated at St. Mary's College, London and The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Keith has worked at the top levels of live theatre in Canada, including a season at The Stratford Festival, Ontario. There he worked with the eminent Canadian director, Jean Gascon, and helped create the festival's submission to the Applebaum-Hebert Royal Commission on the Arts.While in Edmonton, Keith worked with John Neville OBE at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, and created The Phoenix Theatre. At Theatre 3, Edmonton, his award-winning premiere of Sharon Pollock's internationally acclaimed drama, BLOOD RELATIONS, earned him one of his entries in The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre.

 

Keith completed a well-spent decade and a half as a teacher at Brentwood College on Vancouver Island, where he was Director of Fine and Performing Arts.

 

As a commissioned writer for Centre Film Sales and Mediabus Productions in London, England, Keith has completed five screenplays and two film treatments, and is currently working for CentreMedia Productions, on SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE CANARY GIRLS, a Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper story.


Keith's sitcom series concept, CON JOBS has been optioned to noted UK production company, Green Bay Media,


All told, Keith has had five scripts optioned, and a 'story credit' on YOUNG ALEXANDER, a feature-length production, (Kersley Enterprises). He was also a series writer on TIME EXPOSURES for Chek TV.


Keith’s suspense feature, TRUNK (written with Brian Paisley & Martin de Valk), is in post-production and the trio is now at work on their follow-up feature, CONTAINER.


A dual national since coming to this amazing country, a sports nut, gregarious almost to the extreme, Keith is an excited mentor to the next generation of writers.

Brian Paisley

Writer

Teacher

Mentor

Poducer

kukulkan@pacificcoast.net

Phone: 250-381-7540

 

Born in Belfast, Brian is the author of eight stage plays for young people, seventeen feature-length screenplays and has also written documentaries and educational material for radio, television and new media.


His first screenplay, BILLY'S RUN, became an independent feature (1132 PLEASANT STREET) and his film noir drama LIES LIKE TRUTH (Gumboot Productions) won CHUM TV’S 2003 Reel Edge Project, was the subject of the 13-part national TV series GOOD TO GO, and premiered at the 2005 Victoria Film Festival. DREAMS OF FLIGHT (Gold Star Productions) won a 2008 Leo Award (B.C.) as Best Arts Documentary.

 

For APOCALYPSE…WHEN? (Asterisk Productions), a five-part VISION TV series about the origins and implications of Doomsday thinking, Brian was nominated for the 2013 B.C. Leo Award for Screenwriting (Documentary Program or Series).

 

Brian has completed two more documentaries for Asterisk Productions and Vision TV: THE FANTASTIC LOGIC OF ETERNITY and PRIESTS, PAGANS & PARTY ANIMALS – The Amazing Legacy of St. Patrick of Ireland.

 

Brian’s suspense feature, TRUNK (written with Keith Digby & Martin de Valk), is in post-production and the trio is now at work on their follow-up feature, CONTAINER.

 

Brian is perhaps best known as the founder of the world famous Edmonton Fringe Theatre Event, which provided the artistic-administrative foundation for similar festivals in nearly every major city across Canada and several in the USA.


In April 2010, Brian was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian award, for his ongoing contributions to the national arts community.

 

 

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