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Alumni Events 2020

Sep 27
The Making of Wild Archaeology: Screening and Discussion

Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location Trafalgar - 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Room: SCAET Lecture Hall - S235, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 1M8

Wild Archaeology

The Alumni Office invites you to join us for a screening and discussion of The Making Of Wild Archaeology, a 13-part documentary series broadcasting this fall on APTN.

Guided by Indigenous archaeologist, Dr. Rudy Reimer (Squamish), and adventure loving co-hosts Jenifer Brousseau (Ojibway/French) and Jacob Pratt (Dakota/ Saulteaux), we are taken on a Vision Quest through the mountains, waterways, plains, and Arctic landscapes of Canada’s ancient archaeological record to discover first-hand the untold story of the original peoples of North America. It is based on seven years of extensive research in consultation with Aboriginal Communities, Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal Archaeologists, and took two years to film in remote and hard to reach locations. 

Sheridan alumni played an important part in the show’s creation. Almost every member of the documentary’s crew are Sheridan alumni, including lead producer, director and writer, Tracy German (Media Arts, 1995), picture editor Mike Patterson (Media Arts, 2004), production manager Kyle Parry (Media Arts, 2011), cinematographer Chris De Rosa (Media Arts, 2011), sound recordist James MacDonald, (Media Arts, 2011), assistant editor Ian Daly (Media Arts, 2011), animation/visual FX and web designers Spencer Idenouye (AFTV, 2009), Jason Hunter (AFTV, 2009) and Owen Deveney (AFTV, 2009), Dakota audio engineer Patton Rodriguez (Media Arts, 2012) , post sound mixer Stephen Barden (Media Arts, 1995) and post online services Marc Bachli (Media Arts, 1998) at Pixel Underground.

Lead producer, director, writer, Tracy German is an Aboriginal filmmaker of the Mohawk Nation and is the lead creative force behind the series. She has spent the last eight years researching and building trust and relationships with various communities across Canada to create the first television series in the world that tells the deep history of North America from an Indigenous perspective.

Karen Hanson is producer and writer of the series and has worked as a script analyst for The Harold Greenberg Fund, Telefilm Canada and The Canadian Film Centre.

Ian Thompson is full time faculty in the BFTV program and is a producer/director on the series.

Join us at the screening to celebrate the making of this must-see documentary and participate in a Q&A with Tracy German, Karen Hanson, Ian Thompson, and other members of the
Wild Archaeology crew.

Contact the Sheridan Alumni Office at or 905 815 4078