Dianne Ouellette is an Independent Métis film/video-maker who holds both a BFA in Film and Video and a BA in Theatre from the University of Regina. Dianne is presently pursuing her MFA in Media Production while working full time at the University of Regina. Dianne has completed a diversity of film and video projects over many years. She has worked in a variety of positions in the film industry as a producer, writer, director, cinematographer, videographer, photographer, narrator and editor.
Dianne has been making films and videos for over 20 years. She has completed many short experimental, dramatic, and documentary films. Dianne's work encompasses different genres as she explores her own identity and existence through moving images. She incorporates super 8 into her work whenever possible. Dianne’s films have been screened internationally in such places as Paris, Croatia, India, Italy, Australia, San Francisco, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Telluride, Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto. She has won numerous awards for her work, such as a Golden Sheaf Award for Best of Saskatchewan at the Yorkton International Short Film Festival 2000 for her short 35mm film Daisy, and Best Experimental Film in 2006 for her short 16mm film Ashes. In 2008 the 13 part documentary series that she Produced and Directed with Framed Films Inc. was awarded a Golden Remi Award for Best Ethnic / Cultural Film and Video Production at WorldFest Houston Film Festival and was also a Winner of a Creative Excellence Saskatchewan Tourism Award. In January 2015 Dianne was extremely proud and excited to screen a short super 8 film, Red is Dead, at the Slamdance Film Festival. She was awarded the 3rd place prize in the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge through The Audience Awards.
Dianne is a Storyteller and loves to share stories with others through film and video. Each one of her films ties into another revealing more as life unfolds. She loves the idea of documenting moments lived.
Rigger is Dianne's first feature-length documentary.
Jason Britski is an independent filmmaker who resides in Regina, SK, Canada. His films and videos have been screened around the world in such cities as Moscow, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Brisbane, Rotterdam, Dresden, and Toronto (screened at approximately 170 venues in 22 countries). In the past 20 years he has made twenty experimental films, produced and directed two documentary TV series, and the feature length documentary Voice from the Wilderness.
Jason has worked in a variety of positions in the film industry as a producer, director, cinematographer, videographer, sound recordist, and as a picture and sound editor. Jason is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Blackchair Distribution, and the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre.
Jason is working as the editor of Rigger and is bringing his years of filmmaking experience to the documentary. Jason and Dianne have known each for over 20 years and have worked on many projects togther.