Director and Workshop Leader
Through EastVan Digital Stories, Lorna works with community-facing groups, from credit unions to non-profits to membership-driven associations – to co-create short digital stories that demonstrate how these groups serve their members, clients, and donors. Lorna is usually the first point of contact for all contract work, and leads our team of collaborators.
From 2012-16, Lorna Boschman worked closely with Dr. Mary Bryson on Cancer’s Margins, an arts- and community-based research study. The national research team looked at how LBGT2Q people who have been diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancer have accessed care, are supported while in treatment, and communicated health knowledge.
In October 2016, Lorna Boschman was chosen by a jury of her peers as the Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Awards 2016 honouree in Film & New Media.
Cinematographer and Workshop Mentor
Photographer and Cinematographer
Since 2009, Leanne has been on an epic road trip, documenting and photographing; living, learning and volunteering in 20 countries, eating strange food and meeting interesting people. Read more about Leanne’s travels:
Leanne’s Great Big Adventure 2009-10
Leanne’s African Adventure 2012
Leanne is a professional photographer and will be co-cinematographer for Finding Ray Johnson, a story about meeting her new cousin through genetic testing. The feature length documentary will be co-directed by Lorna Boschman, her sister, and our new cousin, Australian writer/musician April Smallwood.
lm Board, independent and television docs. Her work in film, video and new media is informed by a belief that film can be a powerful impetus for social justice. Simpson is drawn to projects featuring women who are change-makers. She has taught filmmaking at Emily Carr, SFU and UBC and has given filmmaking and digital storytelling workshops across Canada and the Arctic, as well as in Nairobi, Kenya. For 5 years Moira (Mo), along with Catrina Longmuir, gave week long digital storytelling workshops each spring to youth in the Kootenays.