The Team
Director DOP Producer Editor Researcher

Jocelyne Clarke, Producer/Co-Director

Jocelyne Clarke has worked in the film and video industry since 1990. She has directed several films, among them a portrait of Montreal singer-entertainer Penny Lang, entitled Stand Up!, On High Ground With Penny Lang, which she also produced, and most recently Edith and Michel a film for Radio-Canada about dementia, telling the story of acclaimed Montreal filmmaker Michel Moreau and his wife, author Édith Fournier.

Jocelyne received a Master’s degree in Communications from Concordia University in 1989 and was part-time professor there for 15 years, teaching a variety of courses including film production, and documentary history, writing and criticism.

Outside her own work, Jocelyne has been associated with numerous production companies and involved in virtually all aspects of documentary filmmaking, as a writer, researcher, producer, director and editor. She also works as an independent analyst evaluating documentary projects for funding institutions.

Jocelyne has been closely involved in programming the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal (RIDM) since its inception in 1998. She has sat on juries, among them for Toronto’s “Hot Docs” and “Silence elles tournent” as well as the RIDM. She also writes occasional articles for such Canadian film magazines as POV and Montage.

Tobi Elliott, Associate Producer

The latest addition to the team, Tobi Elliott is a young producer and emerging filmmaker based in Vancouver, B.C. She originally attended Montreal’s Concordia University to study print journalism, but came out the other side with a passion for documentary film. Last year she and a partner set up Blue Cyrus Media to showcase non-profit groups, and ordinary heroes with extraordinary stories. She has worked with Magnus Isacsson on several of his current projects, including ‘Jaxon, Champion of the Indian and the Underdog’ and ‘Out of the Shadows.’ She has also been helping with Magnus’ blog for the last two years, occasionally interviewing filmmakers and writing reviews.

Tobi is currently directing and producing her first documentary, The Trapper of Peace River, about a trapper and wildlife advocate who faces a rapidly diminishing animal habitat due to heavy industrial interest in northeastern B.C.’s shale gas fields.

With an unlimited curiosity about how people live and make sense of their world, Tobi ultimately wants to serve as a champion and producer for other filmmakers creating media that increases awareness of how the ‘other’ lives. She takes a keen interest in innovative funding possibilities for documentary film.