Eva Wunderman spent 8 years writing and producing programs for radio before starting her career in the film industry. In 1994, she completed Directing for Film at the Vancouver Film School. Subsequently, she co-produced and directed Healing Hands for the Knowledge Network. Later that year, she co-produced and was the director/writer on a production that was the first to document one of the most important archaeological discoveries of a Maya excavation site at Joya de Ceren in El Salvador. The Maya Pompeii was produced for The Learning Channel.
In 1996, Eva won the Canadian Leo award as best director for the documentary The Legacy of Truk Lagoon, produced for A&E’s History Channel and broadcast by NHK in Japan. The film was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award. In 1997, she was executive producer and co-director on a project about the Fa’afafine culture in Western Samoa. This one-hour documentary entitled Paradise Bent was funded by Channel 4, SBS and The Australian Film Finance Corporation, and produced by Re Angle Pictures. Later that year, she was commissioned by The National Film Board to research,
write and direct The Fraser River War.
In 1999, Eva was a co-producer and director of The Wrath of the Dragon, a short film about heroin addiction. The film won best documentary and the people’s choice award at the Squamish Film Festival, the curators First Choice at the Chicago Film Festival, A one-hour version of this production—Where Angels Weep, won a Golden Shief Award in 2000.
In 1997, Eva collaborated as an associate producer and writer/director with producer Mike Collier of Yaletown Entertainment, to develop the award-winning series Weird Homes, which was awarded the 1999 Gemini for Best Lifestyle Program. Eva continued to direct the show for its five consecutive seasons, as well as Weird Wheels and Weird Weddings.
In 2004, Eva produced and directed the documentary Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear for CBC’s The Passionate Eye, In 2006/2007, Eva directed two productions about the dangers of crystal meth – Not a Game aimed at the elementary school level, and Scathed for high schools. Both are currently part of
the drug education curriculum in B.C. schools.