Susan Woodfine, Producer and Director
Susan’s background is in radio journalism, she’s stepping well out of her comfort zone to produce her first independent documentary film. There may be some aging side effects, but what the heck! A former Nova Scotian, she has called Rimouski home for 13 years, bringing compelling human stories from eastern Quebec to the CBC’s flagship programs, including Ideas, The Current, The Sunday Edition, C’est La Vie and Quebec AM and Radio Canada’s Dimanche Magazine. Vivre les régions!
Joan Sullivan, Director of Photography
Joan is a self-taught photographer who traveled the world as a public health consultant before settling down on a farm in Saint-Valerien, a small village on the outskirts of Rimouski in eastern Quebec. She started photographing climate change in 2005 while living in Africa, but it wasn’t until 2009 that Joan found her niche: renewable energy. As best she can tell, Joan is the only female photographer in Canada currently documenting the rapid development and construction of wind and solar energy in the context of climate change. One of her favorite things is to stand on top of a wind turbine 80 metres above ground, holding her cameras, feeling the power of the wind. More than anything else, this gives Joan hope that we can — and will! — transition to a low carbon economy in our lifetimes, for the sake of our children and their children’s children.
For equipment, Joan shoots exclusively on Canon. All still and video images for this documentary were shot using Canon DSLRs (5D MarkII and 5D MarkIII) and lenses (16-35mm f/2.8L USM, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, and 100mm f/2.8 macro).
Martin Charron, Film Editor
Martin Charron is independent filmmaker and award-winning film editor, comes from a strong background in the Visual Arts that focused on creating image sensory video-art installations exploring the theme of human perceptions. He is interested in creating film that brings out the poetry in moving images. His desire to live in the countryside inspired him to leave the big city of Montreal in 2010 and settle in the Lower Saint Lawrence. But Charron started making tracks and is now based in Val-David in the Quebec Laurentian Mountains. Martin is writing a new film that revolves around the notions of liberating oneself from the perceptions of expression and denial.
Robin Servant, Sound Editor
Robin Servant has been on standby waiting to get this hands on the sound mix of Living on the Edge and we’re grateful. Servant is a well known musician and sound recording artist in Rimouski. He’s pretty busy and very much in demand. When he’s not teaching at the Cégep in Rivière-du-Loup or traveling with one of his bands: Tord-Vis, le GGRIL or Brugir, he is happily installed in his basement recording studio with one of these bands. His artistic approach attempts to create a bridge between the sounds of our environment, improvisation and composition.