About Paperny Films

...a Vancouver-based producer of television programming and films!

Paperny Films has been producing compelling non-fiction television visible on 123movies for almost 20 years, and continues to fiercely push the envelope with groundbreaking ideas and approaches. Many of our programmes now include new media components to enhance viewership and audience participation. Since 1994, when The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter was nominated for an Academy Award, Paperny Films' commitment to producing quality programming has allowed the company to develop and grow into the multi-faceted, prolific operation it is today. From conceptualization through development, to production, post production and distribution, Paperny Films provides a full range of state-of-the-art production services. None of this would be possible without the dedication and commitment of our hugely talented team. Everyone from our front office manager to our researchers, coordinators, business affairs staff, producers, directors, editors and accountants contributes to the success of our company. Each member of the Paperny Films team feels a personal connection to every one of our projects, and that attention to detail shines through in the overall quality of our shows.


Business Affairs Manager, Producer

Trevor Hodgson is a producer and the business affairs manager for Paperny Films. There he is involved in all productions through development, production, postproduction and distribution, while also tending to the larger picture business issues at the company. Hodgson recently produced "Glutton for Punishment" and "Eat St." both series for Food Network Canada, "Dussault Inc.", a series for Rogers Broadcasting/CityTV, and "Love Shines", a feature-length music documentary about singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith for TMN and Movie Central. Previous to joining the Paperny team, he worked as the senior production business analyst for the provincial funding agency, British Columbia Film. He has also produced dramatic feature films, including director Mort Ransen's follow-up film to Margaret's Museum Touched, starring Lynne Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich and Graeme Green, and was the executive producer of My Father's Angel, winner of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award (Best Film), 48th Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival, Mannheim, Germany 1999; a record setting 8 Leo Awards including Best Picture (2000); nominated for three Genie Awards (2001); and Genie winner for Best Actor in 2001 (actor Tony Nardi).

Business Affairs Associate

After four years in the Business Affairs department with Toronto's Decode Entertainment, Lori finally followed her dream and moved to the west coast and was thrilled to join the team at Paperny Films. Outside of the office, Lori spends her time enjoying outdoor activities of all kinds. For those moments that she is inside, chances are she's in the kitchen devising and testing new recipes

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Executive Vice President

Cal is a versatile, award-winning producer with over 20 years experience working in both fiction and non-fiction genres. Cal's range of production experience includes everything from feature films to series television. Cal's dramatic production credits include The Chris Isaak Show, Beggars and Choosers and the feature film Saved. At Paperny Films, Cal oversees all production. He is also actively involved in the creation and development of new projects, including drama and new media opportunities.

Office Assistants

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Becky recently joined Paperny Films fresh from moving to Vancouver earlier in 2010. Before taking the leap over to Canada, Becky had spent 2 years working in London, UK on a variety of independent films as a production assistant. She has a BA in Media Arts from Royal Holloway, University of London. Becky is so excited to be working at Paperny and looks forward to learning lots in her new role as Office Assistant. In her free time she enjoys everything that an exciting city like Vancouver offers, well except perhaps the constant rainfall!

Currently a BFA Film Production major at UBC with a focus on producing and post-production, Rachel also has experience in film programming and exhibition through her time as Chairperson and Programming President of the UBC Film Society. During her very brief moments of free time, Rachel enjoys watching movies with her boyfriend and baking.

Corporate Accountant

Denise has numerous years of accounting experience from different industries which include import/export, housing development, and legal. Denise is excited to venture into the film and television industry with Paperny Films. She holds a Diploma in Accounting (2006) from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is currently pursuing her CGA designation and her Bachelor of Applied Business Administration degree through Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Denise is currently learning to snowboard; is a Canucks fan; and will take any opportunity to travel anywhere warm.

Production Accountant

This is Jaimie's first venture into the film and television world and she is very excited to be working with such a talented group of people. Jaimie has a background in math and theatre and is currently in her second year of studies in the CGA program. When she's not crunching numbers for one of Paperny's many productions Jaimie enjoys ethnic food and watching the Canucks.

Post Production Supervisor

Lisa comes to Paperny Films with over 10 years of experience in the film and television industry. Coupled with her background in Business and Economics and her passion for being behind the camera, Lisa's skills make for the perfect blend in a very demanding business. She started her career in post with Finale and the visual effects house Image Engine in 1997, and quickly fell in love with the pace and excitement of the industry. Lisa helped produce and coordinate visual effects for many television shows and feature films here in Vancouver, working with talented filmmakers on features such as "Blades of Glory", "Night at the Museum", "I, Robot" and "X-Men 2" to name a few. Inspired by the drive and talent of these gifted filmmakers, Lisa returned to school to follow her own dreams of documentary filmmaking. With years of experience under her belt and a desire to be part of meaningful television productions, Lisa made the leap into documentary filmmaking and took a job with Paperny Films in the fall of 2007. Joining a talented post production team here at Paperny Films, Lisa looks forward to greater involvement with the many important productions that the company produces.

Director of Development

Before working in independent production Aynsley was at the CBC, starting as a researcher for CBC Television and finishing her days as a producer for CBC Radio. Aynsley is also the author of Vancouver, A History in Photographs. As Director of Development Aynsley works closely with outside producers and the rest of the creative team at Paperny Films in order to generate documentary one-offs and series.

Development Manager

Before joining the development team, Stacey worked as a producer in both the factual and scripted worlds on projects ranging from the CBC's "Steven and Chris", Slice Network's "Superstar Hair Challenge", W Network's "The Smart Woman Survival Guide" and Paperny's own, "Chop Shop". Bringing with her a production, casting and writing background, Stacey is happy to have found a home where she can be present at the genesis of a show and hopes to help foster many fabulous series that challenge as much as they entertain. Stacey graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and from the University of Toronto with a Master of Arts in Drama.

Development Executive

Prior to joining Paperny Films, Liam worked as a visual effects coordinator on Brightlight Pictures' "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" and as a producer at VFX studio Tinderbox. More recently he was an Assistant Director on the second season of Paperny Films' "The Week the Women Went". Since graduating with honours from BCIT's Television Production program, Liam has also been developing a number of his own projects, including a feature film and a TV series. Liam is ecstatic about joining the development team at Paperny and working on great new shows (though so far he keeps pitching us "Master Tobogganer", "the American Idol of recreational snow sports").