Board of Directors
Trent Peek moved to Victoria, BC in the summer of 2013. Since his move, he was suggested by his wife to re-find his lost passion, and found CineVic. From the many years of Film Schools from USC to Vancouver Film School, and then finishing off at Capilano university, he chose money over his passion and never continued toward a film career path. Since joining CineVic, Trent has renewed his passion in filmmaking, and is pursuing his goal of writing/directing his first feature. Recently, Trent has been involved in pitch competitions in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, Texas. He has also been performing stand up comedy at many amateur nights throughout Victoria, and joined the CineVic board as the Programming Director at Large in 2016.
Bryan Skinner is a graduate of Vancouver Film School, a producer, director, and editor with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of film and video production. His award winning films have screened internationally.
Currently working at the Royal BC museum, Sharon has been a member of CineVic for over twelve years, volunteering on numerous short films. In 2002 Sharon directed Bridges a short film exploring the work of a Saltspring Island painter. 2008 saw her producing the featurette Tumbling After. The longest serving board member, Sharon was responsible for liaising with the Playtime Bingo Association as required by one of our major funders - the BC Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch, and currently keeps the board informed about the BC Gaming Policy Review process. Sharon has returned this year after having previously serving on the board continuously for over twelve years.
Director at Large (Production)
Michael Korican is an indie filmmaker based in Victoria, BC, Canada. He has written, produced, directed, animated, edited and created music for dozens of animation, documentary and narrative film and video productions. Michael blogs about the mediascape weekly. See Michael's Filmography.
Director at Large (Fundraising)
Kara Flanagan has participated in the local film scene through her work in business and acting. She is a co-founder of the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, a school dedicated to training actors. She has worked with the local film commission in bringing productions to Victoria and helping local crew get hired. She has served as co-chair of the Victoria Independent Film Professionals Association. She has also worked with festivals and companies at the Banff Media World Festival and MIPCOM. Kara has a Master of Arts Degree in Economics and was recognized as one of the top 50 alumni as part of the University of Victoria’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Director at Large (Programming)
Claire Mulligan is the author of two novels: The Reckoning of Boston Jim (nominated for The Giller and Ethel Wilson award) and The Dark (nominated for the Canadian Author’s Award). Her award winning short stories have been published in over thirteen literary journals. She is currently working on her MFA in screenwriting at Uvic with a focus on adaptation. Her short story adapted short screenplay – The Apology – is under production, and she’s hard at work on several more adapted scripts. She lives in Victoria with her three kids and a dog named Sammi.
Director at Large (BC Gaming)
Piper Gordon has always had a strong interest and has been a participant in entertainment: improv club, stand-up comedy, all sorts of writing (lately focusing on screenwriting), digital video editing, singing in a choir, and voice acting. She is a long time volunteer at the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival and a software developer by trade (MSc Computer Science and BEng Software Engineer) who has worked the past five years in video games, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR). She has two young energy-gnome children.
Director at Large (Communications & Outreach)