Stephanie Symns

Stephanie Symns is a Producer at Screen Siren Pictures. She recently completed Director David Vaisbord's documentary Drawing Out The Demons about the infamous painter Attila Richard Lukacs, with licenses from Bravo! and TVOntario which has its world premiere at Hot Docs on April 30th, 2004 at the Royal Cinema. She was Associate Producer of Keith Behrman's award-winning debut feature Flower & Garnet and in 2002 she also produced Unravel, a five-minute short directed by Claudia Molina with Bravo!Fact and NFB funding, which was subsequently acquired by the CBC for ZeD and screened at numerous international festivals. In 2001 she co-produced Claudia Morgado's 35mm short film Bitten. She is currently in development on a number of projects including Reservation Soldiers, a one-hour documentary taking an inside look at the boot-camp clash between native and military cultures, and has just commenced pre-production on Girl Racers, a 4 x 1 hour documentary series on North America's leading female racecar drivers for Global Television.

Following a career in corporate management within the industrial and telecommunications sectors in New Zealand, Australia and London, Stephanie immigrated to Canada and put her business experience to work on a variety of projects at Screen Siren in 2000. She became a partner in Screen Siren Pictures in 2002.

Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) at the University of Waikato, New Zealand in 1992. She is a member of Women in Film and Video Vancouver and has previously served on the Board of the BC Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC). She is also a member of the Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Co-operative and the Canadian Film and Television Producers Association.

Films by Stephanie Symns