1. Meet Katie Stockford, the fierce and fun-loving owner/mechanic of East Vancouver's Neighbourhood Auto Shop. In a man's world, Katie defies norms daily with nothing but some good old-fashioned elbow grease, and a little help from her partner Brad and boss dog Chevy.

    Part of an ongoing portrait series - #PeopleMakeVancouver
    People Make Vancouver

    Directed & Edited by Amar Chebib
    Produced by Amar Chebib & Mohammad Gorjestani
    Cinematography by Eric Sanderson
    Sound Design & Mixing by Jeremy Therrien
    Music by Laura Veirs (Courtesy of Marmoset)
    Colourist - Ayumi Ashley
    Production Coordinator - Lindsey Ridgway

    # vimeo.com/151352109 Uploaded 2,933 Plays 2 Comments
  2. Meet Michael Leland, a local binner (aka “waste picker”) in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. He shares his past, how he became a binner, and the challenges he must face on a daily basis. Eventually we discover his involvement in the Binners’ Project, a group of waste-pickers dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors. binnersproject.org/

    Part of an ongoing portrait series - #PeopleMakeVancouver
    People Make Vancouver

    Directed & Edited by Amar Chebib
    Produced by Lindsey Ridgway & Amar Chebib
    Cinematography & Colour by Eric Sanderson
    Sound Design & Mixing by Jeremy Therrien
    Music by Hog Bucket & El Mondo

    # vimeo.com/138780103 Uploaded 3,147 Plays 1 Comment
  3. Meet Nima Khalkhali, an avid Iranian-Canadian cyclist, who bikes his regular route from his apartment in downtown Vancouver all the way up to Cypress Mountain. For him, cycling is more than just about pushing yourself physically. It's a way of clearing mental noise and fully entering this moment.

    Another version as a :30 spec commercial: vimeo.com/146518624

    Part of an ongoing portrait series - #PeopleMakeVancouver
    People Make Vancouver

    Directed & Produced by Amar Chebib
    Cinematography, Editing, & Colour Grading by Eric Sanderson
    Sound Design & Mixing by Jeremy Therrien
    Production Coordinator - Lindsey Ridgway
    Talent - Nima Khalkhali
    Voice Over - Camyar Chaichen

    # vimeo.com/146517679 Uploaded 534 Plays 1 Comment

People Make Vancouver

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When people think of Vancouver, they think of the scenery: mountains, ocean, and trees. No doubt, it's beautiful. But what about the people? We are doing a series of video portraits highlighting some of the unique and wonderful humans that inhabit this city.

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