David Geiss

Executive Director

David grew up in the 80s and 90s on a Saskatchewan homestead in Treaty 4 territory, and now lives on Vancouver Island in Lekwungen territory. He holds a Screenwriting MFA from the University of Victoria and a Film & Video Production BFA from the University of Regina. His films and documentaries have been seen around the world. Queen City won the Best Documentary Award at the Canadian National Youth Film Festival in Ottawa, and his followup docudrama Stubblejumper appeared at several festivals including Inside Out in Toronto; both were broadcast on OutTV. He received NFB support for the short film Basin which screened at dozens of festivals including Hot Docs and WNDX. Recently he directed the Back to the Land episode of OutTV’s Leo Award nominated documentary series OutSpoken, and the canine adventure film Bark to the Land starring Data the Boston Terrier. David has taught Screenwriting at UVic, and has served as programmer/curator for Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival and the National Student Film Festival (now the Living Skies Student Film Festival). He has also worked with several non-profit organizations including Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Queer City Cinema Film & Performing Arts Festivals, U of R Pride Centre, Victoria Car Share Cooperative, and Modo Car Share Cooperative.

Daniel Carruthers

Equipment Manager

Daniel has been working in the film industry for over 15 years and has over 30 credits to his name as a Director of Photography. He shoots films that have screened internationally at festivals including TIFF and Cannes, and his most recent feature film The Devout (directed by Connor Gaston) had its international premiere at Busan International Film Festival. Dan has experience working in a variety of formats including HD, Super 16mm, and CineVic's own RED Scarlet and Gemini cinema cameras.