Lt to Rt: Susan Feddema-leonard; Jerry Woosley;
Dave Martineau reviewing postproduction sound on
Long Road Home. Photo by Dawn Woosley.
People & Peaks Productions features documentaries made by an independent film production crew. Most of our team have deep roots from the Canadian Rockies. The production is a blend of talent that live and work on the eastern slopes, and knows the area and community in an intimate way.
Susan is a talented cinematographer. She is a graduate of the Serac Adventure Film School and the Banff Adventure Filmmakers Seminar. She proudly studied under two world-renowned film producers: Michael Brown and Keith Partridge. Susan has produced movies for community and corporate use since 2007. Her footage has appeared on APTN’s “Road Scholar” and “The Link”. Her films have been featured at various film festivals in northern Alberta including the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival and the People & Peaks Film Fest. Her natural ability as a storyteller is demonstrated by the outstanding sales of the three book she authored about the people and peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
Susan has Directed and Produced the documentaries, "Long Road Home," "Wildie" and "Women of Willmore Wilderness." "Long Road Home" was premiered at the Dreamspeaker's International Film Festival in 2011. The 2013 Alberta Film and Television Awards (AMPIA) Finalists included “Wildie.” Laura Vinson and Dave Martineau were nominated for the People & Peaks Productions documentary for best original musical score (non-fiction over 30 minutes). These documentaries are a part of the Canadian Rockies Series.
Susan has also worked as part of a filmmaking team that created, “Wild Alberta: The Willmore Legacy,” produced by Andrew Manske. The film was nominated for 5 AMPIA awards in 2012.
Laura Vinson & Free Spirit
Laura Vinson has been nominated many times for the National Juno and Canadian country Music Awards. She and her band Free Spirit have many ARIA Awards for best Band, Vocalist, Album, Single and Song.
Returning to her Roots and her aboriginal heritage, a performance by Canadian Artist Laura Vinson has all the ingredients. Authentic traditional sound, songs and stories about the eastern slopes are woven into the productions. Laura Vinson was born and raised in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains near Jasper National Park. Her Métis heritage is Cherokee, Cree, English and French. In all her songs you feel the roots of her Aboriginal background, which go back to Tête Jaune (aka Yellowhead).
Dave, a resident of Brule is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His musical proficiency has resulted in two nominations for Pedal Steel Player of the Year in the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. A native Albertan and well-known session player/performer, he has provided instrumental as well as vocal tracks on numerous recordings across western Canada. Dave has performed over the years with people such as Tommy Banks, The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Ian Tyson, Crystal Gayle, kd lang, Laura Vinson, Tommy Hunter, Ronnie Prophet, Dick Damron and Wilf Carter.
Jerry Woolsey has over 35 years experience as a performing musician, engineer, producer and technician. As well as being the best of team players, he makes sure that all things technical are running perfectly to ensure that every project is done to the highest quality and on time. With Jerry at the console or keyboard, clients can rest assured they have a seasoned professional whether the job is CD production, sound cutting, broadcast advertising or a film mix.
Jerry has worked in film post-production sound for years with clients including National Film Board of Canada, Karvonen Films, Alliance Entertainment, LucasArts Entertainment, Northstar Entertainment, Frame 30, Great North, Kicking Horse, and many other production companies.
Film and Video shows have included Bye Bye Blues, Due South, The Diviners, The X Files, Jake and the Kid, Kung Fu - The Legend Continues, Lonesome Dove, Medicine River, Moccasin Flats, North of 60, Ordeal in the Arctic, The Outer Limits, Pigeons and Doves and more.
He has two Junos under his belt for work with Long John Baldry and The McDades and has recorded albums with over 120 clients including Cindy Church, Laura Vinson, Billy Joe Green, Marshall Tully, Maria Dunn, Steve Pineo, Doug Cox, Stewart MacDougall, Valdi and Gary Fjellgaard, Vernon Thomson and Suzi Ragsdale, Stony Plain Records and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Arthur Veitch came to Grande Cache in June of 1984 after gaining a Journalism diploma at Canadore College in Northbay, Ontario. He worked at the Grande Cache Mountaineer, first as a reporter/photographer then as an editor. He has won numerous provincial and national photojournalism and newspaper awards. Arthur is an accomplished wildlife photographer, with his images of wild cougars, lynx, bears and wolves published in magazines like National Wildlife and Canadian Geographic. Arthur is contracted as a wildlife cinematographer for People & Peaks Productions. He has filmed wild cougars, marten and much more. Arthur and his family are happy to continue calling Grande Cache home. Arthur still pursues his passion for wildlife photography and cinematography.