Services backed by over 35 years experience.

Dry Cold Media is your best contact for media production in Canada’s north. We offer excellence in planning, writing, producing and completing segments, stories and programs. And if we don’t do it ourselves, we have professional partners who can. Our more than 35 years of experience in the north offers cross-cultural experience and an unbeatable network of contacts in all three Canadian territories, Nunavik (northern Quebec), and well as in Alaska and Greenland.

Northern experience

  • attended and graduated high school in Frobisher Bay – now Nunavut’s capital city
  • began working for CBC North Radio at age 14
  • five years as first studio manager at the fledgling Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, including operation of network master control functions, directing studio programs, and mentor/training of producer and technical trainees
  • moved CBC North’s Tarqravut from a studio-based to a field-produced program
  • founding producer of the first television program in the Dene languages of the Northwest Territories
  • numerous bilingual documentaries aired in both English and aboriginal languages.
  • field production experience across Canada’s north, and in Alaska and Greenland
  • long-term resident of Canada’s north; raised my family in the NWT

Professional expertise

  • in-depth research, finding the compelling “people” story
  • story planning and focus, mind-mapping and visual thinking
  • planning, budgeting and logistics, with extensive experience in northern travel and conditions
  • efficient managing and scheduling of crews in the field
  • directing the field shoot
  • script-writing and story structure
  • post-production and completion, with non-linear experience including AVID Media Composer and Final Cut Studio on a Mac-based platform
  • experienced at live television, daily or one-offs, competent and calm with hard deadlines
  • excellent interpersonal skills, good at getting the best performance from colleagues

"Iceberg Alley" near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut

On the sea ice outside Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut.