Meet the Team: TV Crew


Episode Director

Writer, director, and producer Dennis Allen comes from a long line of storytellers. Inupiat Eskimo on his father’s side, and Gwich’in Indian on his mother’s, their storytelling influence is the foundation of Allen’s film and television work. His films include the feature documentary CBQM: The Biggest Little Radio Station in the North”, which won the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award at the 2009 imagineNative Film Festival. He is also a popular singer-songwriter who performs regularly across the North. He lives in Whitehorse, Yukon with his wife and two children.

Jesse Bochner
Offline Editor

Jesse Bochner, an Ojibway originally from Manitoba, has been working in the television/video industry for almost twenty years. He spent ten years at the CBC in Toronto where he worked as an assistant director, and later designed news graphics for CBC Newsworld. For the past ten years he’s been in Montreal working as a documentary video editor and graphic designer.

Associate Producer

Bruno is currently associate producer of Watchers of the North and a new series in development with APTN. In his “spare time”, he is also associate programmer for les Rencontres Documentaires de Montréal, teaches cinema at Lasalle College and is a member of the editorial committee of 24 Images magazine.

Music Composer

Pierre Yves Drapeau began his career in 2001 and became a freelance composer and sound designer for the National Film Board of Canada. Although he has worked primarily in the domain of animation, he has also composed music for documentaries, features, television dramas, children's series, commercials, multi-media installations and music themes for television. He’s previously collaborated with Picture This composing music for their documentaries The Invisible Red Thread and Still Longshots and several of their short fiction films.

Series Director/ Producer/ Writer

A Montreal-based filmmaker of Cree parentage, David Finch has produced and/or directed nearly a dozen award-winning fiction films, social-issue and biographical documentaries over the past 15 years. David has garnered numerous international awards and his films have also screened at imagineNative, Native Insights, and the American Indian Film Festival. David is Senior Producer at Picture This Productions, and is also on the faculty of Creative Arts at Champlain College and is an accomplished bass and cello player.

Offline editor

James Malloch is of Mohawk descent and a band member of Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario. He’s an editor with over fifteen years of experience in documentary, comedy, feature, corporate, and music video production. Some of his series work includes Finding Our Talk, Miskkuenita, and Working It Out Together for APTN as well as series for W and Discovery Channel. He also does voice work and stage combat in his spare time.

Writer/ Producer

Montreal-based Maureen Marovitch has written, directed and/or produced over a dozen short fiction films and documentaries, including the popular feature-length personal documentary When Two Won’t Do and international adoption doc The Invisible Red Thread. Maureen has also worked as researcher, writer and director on many popular TV series including Mystery Hunters (YTV), Dogs with Jobs (Life), The Fear Fighters (Discovery HD) and My Brand New Life (YTV). She is currently developing two new series for Picture This.


Paul Rickard is an Omushkego Cree from Moose Factory in Northern Ontario. For the past dozen years, he has been working as a producer, director and cameraman in collaboration with independent production companies and organizations including Nutaaq Media Inc. Wildheart Productions, Wawatay, CBC North and the National Film Board of Canada. Paul is currently president of Mushkeg Media Inc. and has produced, written and directed an impressive number of critically acclaimed and successful programs and series for television.

Researcher/ Camera

Born in Germany, Stephanie Weimar immigrated to Canada in 2003 to study. In 2006 she moved to the Arctic and became an editor and director with the Inuvialuit Communications (ICS) in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. She was a director and editor for the documentary series Suaangan –Our Strength and Uumatimnin – From the Heart for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). Her documentary amaamak, about three Inuit teenage mothers,b was nominated for Best Documentary at the Winnipeg Aborginal Film Festival in 2010. She is currently directing the feature length documentary Final Vows.