Board of Directors
Stacey Ashworth is a Canadian screenwriter, script / story analyst, and, as of last fall, also a filmmaker who currently lives in Victoria, BC. By 2012 she had completed both her BFA in creative writing at the University of Victoria, and her MFA in screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has won awards, as well as made the top 12% of the Nicholl Fellowship both in 2011 and 2013.
Stacey has had her work optioned in Los Angeles, as well as in Victoria, where she’s currently in pre-production with director and producer Arnold Lim on her short script, WATCHING SOMETHING PRIVATE, is developing the story for her next short film with producer Victoria Westcott, as well as awaiting festival responses for her short film, NO BREATH PLAY, which she wrote and then directed/produced in the fall of 2014. She wrote the short film, BEAUTIFUL, RADIANT THINGS, which premiered at Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), and also aided rewrites on the Student Academy Award nominated short, THE MIDWIFE’S HUSBAND.
Her script / story analyst experience extends to reading scripts for Sundance in preparation for their 2014 Screenwriters Lab, for indie producers in Los Angeles, acting as a marking consultant for the University of Victoria’s Writing Department, as well as teaching screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin.
Arnold Lim is an award-winning director, producer and photojournalist who has won numerous national awards and seen his films screened internationally including at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Victoria Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival through Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent. He won the Harold Greenberg Fund for The Cameraman which he produced in 2016, was shortlisted for the National Screen Institute (NSI) for their Features First program, and saw short film Reset, a film he produced in 2015, nominated for seven Leo awards - tops among B.C. short films this year. Lim was also production manager on the Telefilm-sponsored The Hollow Child, juried several film festivals and national photography awards, is a five-year board member at CineVic, and sees his next directorial effort, Watching Something Private premiere in 2017
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.
Director at Large (Communications)
Ashley Good graduated from the Media and Cultural Studies program at Okanagan College in 2013, and has gone on to complete a handful of feature length screenplays. One of her screenplays, HAPPY MEDIUM, has grown into a comedy series that she will be filming the pilot to this July. Ashley is also the owner and operator of Black Frames Communications Ltd, a content creation studio.
Director at Large (Fundraising)
Andy Robertson is a filmmaker and communications strategist living on Canada’s west coast. With fifteen years of experience as a digital media producer and filmmaker, Andy is passionate about communicating important social issues and stories, while exploring new tools of communication. His goal is to create impact and awareness through story in an evolving medium: a film, virtual reality 360 video, or a comprehensive transmedia campaign. Andy produces issue-based documentary films and multimedia communication materials. His most recent project is a one-hour documentary for CBC called Reaching Blue.
Director at Large (Programming)
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.
Director at Large (Gaming)