This is the third year that I have taken the trip out east to Toronto to attend the Canadian Cinema Editor awards. In 2015 I started organizing CCE events in Edmonton, Alberta. The CCE saw my enthusiasm for editing and my desire to help grow the editing community in Alberta so they invited me out to the awards! In 2016 I was nominated for Best Editing in Documentary Short Form for my work on The Harder I fight II and this year I was nominated for Best Editing in Lifestyle/Docudrama for my work on UpRooted: The Oyster Harvest.
Attending the awards this year was extra special because I was able to meet with Jennifer Howe of Echo Bay Media and the producer of UpRooted. Getting to work on a show like UpRooted was truly a delight! In the summer of 2016 Jennifer was looking for an editor to help with one episode of UpRooted. They needed to start the edit fairly quick. She took a look at the nomination list from the 2016 CCE Awards and found my name. She looked me up and gave me a call. At that time I was taking some time off editing to take care of my daughter who was 6 months old. Once I spoke to Jennifer and took a look at the other episodes of the show, I knew I needed to take the opportunity to work on UpRooted! So I called in some family to help with my daughter and said yes to the job! It took a couple weeks of nap time edits, playtime with Aunty edits and late night edits to get it done! I am very proud of the edit and so happy I jumped at the opportunity!!