Documentaries

Seeing Canada (2017) (Six-part series) (CPAC)

See all six episodes of Brandy Yanchyk’s series #SeeingCanada online here on CPAC. Click on this link to see them.

Here is a description of the series:
Brandy Yanchyk’s travel documentary, Seeing Canada, will connect viewers to the “Signature Experiences” Canada has to offer. Viewers will experience Canada’s iconic nature, thrilling adventures and unique, varied culture through Brandy’s eyes. These Signature Experiences have been fully vetted by the Canadian government’s tourism department (known as Destination Canada). These experiences are adventurous in nature, making for great television! Rather than focus on current events, Seeing Canada’s focus will be on the vibrant cities, culinary delights, world-class attractions, unique characters and natural wonders of Canada. Through Brandy’s charm, sense of humor and curiosity, the audience will have the chance to learn something new about even the most familiar of destinations. Through her bold, adventurous spirit, we will be inspired to take an adventure ourselves. Through her compassion and sensitivity, we will see all the strands that make Canada worth seeing.

Here are episode descriptions:
#1- Nimmo Bay & Manitoulin Island
Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk explores Nimmo Bay in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, followed by an authentic indigenous experience with the Great Spirit Circle Trail on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
#2 – Saskatoon & Winnipeg
Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk travels to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to learn about the local foodie scene and explore Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Next, she travels to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she visits the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and learns about the city’s secret Hermetic Code.
#3 – Lake Louise & Niagara Falls
Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk travels on horseback to the famous Plain of Six Glaciers Trail in Lake Louise. Next, she experiences Niagara Falls by helicopter and boat, followed by a trip to a local Niagara winery.
#4 – Western Newfoundland & the Northwest Territories
Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk explores Western Newfoundland’s Quirpon Lighthouse Inn, Viking history and Gros Morne National Park. Next, she learns to fish on Blachford Lake Lodge, Northwest Territories with her Dene First Nations guide.
#5 – Nunavut & Yukon
Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk travels through the Northwest Passage and explores Nunavut on Adventure Canada’s expedition cruise ship. Next, she delves into Yukon’s historic Gold Rush past.
#6 – PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Quebec
Canadian Journalist Brandy Yanchyk explores Canada’s Maritime provinces; Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, followed by a trip to Quebec City, where she participates in the annual Winter Carnival.

The Dinosaur Echo (2017) (45 min) (CBC/CBC Documentary Channel)

The Dinosaur Echo introduces us to unknown boneheads and up-and-coming palaeontologists who are leading research and advancing palaeontology in Alberta and British Columbia.

My new documentary “The Dinosaur Echo” is available on CBC here: goo.gl/sPFGyj

You can watch the promo too: https://vimeo.com/213887713

#TheDinosaurEcho introduces us to unknown boneheads and up-and-coming palaeontologists who are leading research and advancing palaeontology in Alberta and British Columbia.

Dino Trails (2017) (5 x 10 min series) (TELUS Optik Local/STORYHIVE)

See the 5 Part series online here or on TELUS Optik Local’s VOD channel.
Dino Trails reveals the latest dinosaur discoveries in Canada that are making headlines around the world and explains why these locations are famous.

Dino Trails will be available on all Air Canada’s Inflight Entertainment Systems from from April 1st – June 30 in 2018. The series will be available on all flights in Canada, in the USA and international!

The Prize of the Prize (2016) (45 Minutes) (CBC/CBC Documentary Channel)

“The Price of the Prize” is a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk about the First Nations fight to end grizzly bear trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. The film follows the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo Xai’xais and Gitga’at First Nations as they enforce their ban on trophy hunting through the presence of Coastal Guardian Watchmen. The documentary also shows how the environmental group the Raincoast Conservation Foundation is purchasing grizzly bear trophy hunting licenses in the Great Bear Rainforest to try to stop the commercial trophy hunt. “The Price of the Prize” gives the viewer unique access to Canada’s First Nations and provides the audience with a breath taking view of many majestic animals that live in the Great Bear Rainforest including grizzly and bear bears and the elusive Spirit Bear.

Canadians can watch “The Price of the Prize” for free on CBC here: http://tinyurl.com/j8fuslq

You can see the promo here: https://vimeo.com/164367589 

Ambassadors of the Sky (2016) (45 Minutes) (CBC/CBC Documentary Channel)

“Ambassadors of the Sky” is a documentary by Brandy Yanchyk about the importance of preserving the dark skies and the fight to end light pollution in Canada. It is available for Canadians for free on CBC here: https://goo.gl/71ySdS

You can see the promo here: https://vimeo.com/168534460

Star Trails (2016) (5 x 10 min series) (TELUS Optik Local/STORYHIVE)

From the Aurora Borealis to deep sky photography, see what delights astrophotographers find in the skies of Alberta and British Columbia.

“Star Trails” is a new five part documentary series by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk. It explores dark sky preserves and star parties in Alberta and British Columbia. The series follows amateur astronomers and astrophotographers who are obsessed with the night sky.

Click here to see the series: http://tinyurl.com/gos2plf

You can see the promo here: https://vimeo.com/155877170

Coastal Revival (2016) (5 x 10 mins series ) (TELUS Optik Local/STORYHIVE)

Meet the people who are using ecotourism to keep British Columbia’s coast alive.

“Coastal Revival” is a new five part documentary series by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk.
It tells the story of how the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and First Nations are using the power of ecotourism to preserve the majestic animals of British Columbia’s coast.

Click here to see the free series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuj3rWl-eKLExGJB25tqBSKfJlmnMYbOB
Click here to see the promo: https://vimeo.com/158164790

Becoming Albertan (2015) (47’30) (Rogers’ OMNI TV) (APP) (Website: BecomingAlbertan.com)

Becoming Albertan” is a travel documentary, APP, website and thirty-two three minute vignettes by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk which focus on experiences new Canadians and immigrants can have when they come to Alberta.

Click here to see the thirty-two vignettes on OMNI.

Click here to see the website: www.BecomingAlbertan.com.
Here is the APP:

Android app on Google Play

Employment Matters Too (2015) (45 minutes) (CBC / CBC Documentary Channel)

Employment Matters Too” is a documentary that discovers how large corporations benefit from hiring employees with intellectual disabilities.
View the promo here: https://vimeo.com/134334215
If you live in Canada you can watch “Employment Matters Too” online here on CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2674511491

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You can also rent the documentary Employment Matters Too here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/employmentmatterstoo

Employment Matters (2015) (45 minutes) (CBC / CBC Documentary Channel)

Employment Matters” is a documentary that explores the untapped market and huge potential of the intellectually disabled in the workplace.
View the promo here: https://vimeo.com/132354432

If you live in Canada you can watch the Employment Matters on CBC.ca here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2673415185

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You can also rent or buy “Employment Matters” here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/employmentmatters2