Producer: Betsy Carson
Betsy is an award-winning producer/ EP/ director with over 25 years experience in documentary film and television. Recently released films include Occupy Love (executive producer)- director Velcrow Ripper’s film on the Occupy movement, Waking the Green Tiger (producer) – dir: Gary Marcuse- about the rise of an environmental movement in China; Surviving Progress, (exec producer) – dir: Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks- based on Ronald Wright’s book A Short History of Progress; War in the Mind – (producer) – dir: Judy Jackson- about post traumatic stress in the military and military suicide. Over the last four years she has also executive produced with Mark Achbar (The Corporation) three theatrical feature documentaries: Fierce Light (dir: Velcrow Ripper) , Pax Americana (dir: Denis Delestrac) and Waterlife (dir: Kevin McMahon) and developed six additional documentary projects.
Current projects include Faultlines, a theatrical documentary by Nettie Wild and Uninterrupted, a public art project set to launch in 2017. She has produced the feature docs of Nettie Wild (FIX: The Story of an Addicted City, A Place Called Chiapas, Blockade, Bevel Up), and has also worked with filmmakers Gary Marcuse (The Mind of a Child, Nuclear Dynamite, Arktika) and Hugh Brody (The Meaning of Life, Time Immemorial).. The films she has collaborated on have won over 40 national and international awards and honours including Genie and Gemini awards, American Film Institute, Berlin, Hot Docs, IDA, Prism, Grantham and other humanities and environmental awards.
Betsy was a Vice Chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada for six years, leaving the Board of Directors in the fall of 2010, and continues to serve on DOC advocacy committees.