About Brandy

Brandy Yanchyk

BRANDY YANCHYK is an award winning independent documentary filmmaker and journalist.
Since 2009, Brandy has made fifteen television documentaries, four web series and one APP.
Her productions cover a wide range of social and factual genres. They have aired on channels including the BBC, CBC, PBS, the CBC Documentary Channel, Rogers, CPAC, TELUS Optik, AMI, YES TV, SHAW TV and on Air Canada’s In Flight Entertainment System and at film festivals around the world.

Brandy’s newest documentary on dinosaurs called “The Dinosaur Echo” is airing on CBC’s Absolutely Canadian. It is available online to Canadians here.

The first three episodes of Brandy Yanchyk’s new six part travel documentary series #SeeingCanada are available to watch online here. The full series will air on CPAC in November 2017 and will start airing on public TV stations in the USA including PBS in January, 2018. Click here it see a promo of the series #SeeingCanada.

Brandy is also in production on a new documentary for CBC about women and science called “Ms. Scientist”.

Some of Brandy’s documentaries are available online for free by clicking here.
Other documentaries by Brandy Yanchyk are available to rent or buy by clicking here.

Ms. Yanchyk’s television documentaries include “Ms. Scientist” (2018), “Seeing Canada” (2017),”The Dinosaur Echo” (2017), “Ambassadors of the Sky” (2016), “The Price of the Prize” (2016), “Becoming Albertan” (2015), “Employment Matters” (2015), “Employment Matters Too” (2015), “Finding Edge Road” (2015), “Grey Glory” (2014), “Grey Ambition” (2014), “Oil Calling” (2013), “Nature’s Invitation” (2012), “Brooks – The City of 100 Hellos” (2011) and “Desert to Ice” (2009).

Brandy’s documentary web series include: “Dino Trails” (2017), “Coastal Revival” (2016), “Star Trails” (2016), “The Working Originals” (2015), and “Becoming Albertan” (2015).

Brandy has also been a regular reporter/producer for BBC World’s The Travel Show and has covered stories worldwide including Canada, Finland, Australia and New Zealand for a global audience of 76 million viewers since 2009.

She has also worked as a news reporter for CBC for over a decade and as a broadcast journalist at BBC World TV and the BBC World Service in London.

In 2014/2015 Ms. Yanchyk worked as a Statement Gatherer collecting the stories of residential school survivors for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Brandy’s radio documentaries have aired on CBC’s The Current, CBC’s Dispatches, Public Radio International’s The World, Deutsche Welle Radio and the BBC World Service.

Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s demo reel from the BBC’s travel show Fast Track.

Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s BBC Fast Track stories.


    Brandy Yanchyk has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Specialization in Theatre Performance from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.