Creative Team Bios

BRANDY YANCHYK —
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER

Brandy Yanchyk is an award winning independent documentary filmmaker based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her productions cover a wide range of social and factual genres and they have aired on channels including BBC World TV, CBC, CBC’s Documentary Channel, Rogers/OMNI TV, PBS and film festivals around the world.
Ms. Yanchyk is also 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.
Brandy Yanchyk’s documentaries include Becoming Albertan (2015) (Rogers/OMNI TV), Employment Matters (CBC and CBC’s Documentary Channel) (2015), Employment Matters Too (2015)  (CBC and CBC’s Documentary Channel), The Working Originals (2015) (TELUS Optik Local), Finding Edge Road (2015) (CBC’s Documentary Channel), Grey Glory (2014) (CBC’s Documentary Channel, Rogers/OMNI TV), Grey Ambition (2014) (CBC’s Documentary Channel, Rogers/OMNI TV), Oil Calling (2013) (CBC’s Documentary Channel), Nature’s Invitation (2012) (CBC’s Documentary Channel, Rogers/OMNI TV), Brooks – The City of 100 Hellos (2011) (CBC’s Documentary Channel, Rogers/OMNI TV) and Desert to Ice (2009) (BBC World TV).


Sarah Taylor — Editor

Sarah Taylor is a multi-award winning editor who has been editing for over thirteen years. She has a wealth of broadcast and non-broadcast experience that includes network television series, documentaries, magazine shows, and countless corporate and government video productions. In 2011, Sarah edited the documentary Brooks – The City of 100 Hellos which aired on OMNI TV, CBC’s Documentary Channel and PBS. In 2012, she edited the documentary Nature’s Invitation which has also aired on OMNI TV, CBC’s Documentary Channel and PBS and the feature film Truckstop Bloodsuckers. In 2013 Sarah edited Oil Calling which has aired on CBC’s Documentary Channel. Sarah is the lead editor of the sketch comedy series Caution: May Contain Nuts and Delmar and Marta airing on APTN, the UK based web series Raptured and is the CSA award nominated series Tiny Plastic Men. She is also a member of the DGC.  In 2014, Sarah edited Brandy Y Productions’ Finding Edge Road, Grey Glory and Grey Ambition documentaries.

In 2015 she edited Brandy Y Productions’ Employment Matters, Employment Matters Too and Becoming Albertan


SERGIO OLIVARES — DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Sergio Olivares has worked as a cinematographer for over twenty-five years. He brings social justice awareness to all the projects that he records. Sergio’s work has been shown on multiple networks including the CBC, TSN and the National Film Board of Canada,.
Sergio filmed the NFB films Broke, Anti-Social Limited and Who Cares.


RORY LEE — ART DIRECTOR

Rory Lee is an Art Director and Graphic Designer based in Edmonton, Alberta. Rory has worked on multiple motion graphic and video design projects creating title sequences for Brandy Y Productions’ documentaries Becoming Albertan, Employment Matters Too, Employment Matters, Finding Edge Road, Grey Glory, Grey Ambition, Oil Calling, Brooks – The City of 100 Hellos and Nature’s Invitation. He has expertise in typographic design, design for video production, animation and motion graphics and has worked for a number of corporate clients.