A traumatic work injury would stop most of us, but that’s what it took to steer Chris Vautour from her beloved 25-year career as a location scout and manager towards her original goal of becoming a filmmaker. With refreshing candor, the self-proclaimed “gatherer of certificates” describes how she got her start in film, why the PA role is so important, her “Year of Trying Things,” and how she shifted creative focus to start afresh as a producer.
Chris is a Directors’ Guild of Canada location scout and manager with an impressive 41 IMDb credits. She produced the CBC short documentary The Pilgrimage about a 2 day, women-only, “mindful” motorcycle quest and just recently received Canada Council funding to research a new documentary on The Robin’s Nest a beloved Cambridge, Ontario, lesbian bar that flourished for over 30 years.
Referred to in this episode:
The Robin’s Nest Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/379902460099955
Watch The Pilgrimage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmcjXEqybqg
Telus Storyhive: https://www.storyhive.com/creators/81041
Contact Chris: https://www.dgc.ca/en/british-columbia/memberView?m=11294
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Podcast Production Team:
· Technical Director: Paul Ruta
· Sound Editor: Michael Korican
· Host, Researcher & Copywriter: Joyce Kline
· Co-Producers: Joyce Kline, Michael Korican, Paul Ruta