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Patti (Lyons-Gooderham) Henderson is an innovative Director hosting a steady career in communications and entertainment. Patti's journey has included extensive research into her own genealogy; encouraging her curiosity and passion in finding story and motivation of character. She started in the world of journalism which took her to multiple countries in a variety of positions, eventually writing, assistant editing and field producing for MUCHMUSIC and MOVIETV. As a fiction Writer, her first feature script BENEATH THE SURFACE, won top prize from Praxis Screenwriters/I.A.T.S.E. script competition. With a thirst for learning the science of Film and TV making, she has worked for a multitude of productions in the capacity of Script Supervisor including RV, EIGHT BELOW, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, FRINGE, LOST IN SPACE, XFILES to name a few and as an Editor for shorts, TV series and Features. Her growth in the industry continues with the addition of working in VFX, on and off set. Patti has been a maverick in filmmaking. With the support of Sony Canada, National Film Board of Canada and BC Film, she spearheaded and directed UP THE WALL that was the first new technology (digital video-35mm) project to be shot in Canada in 1997, that included title on picture, VFX and finished in three formats. She has Directed and Co-Produced branding videos, sizzle reels for factual/lifestyle programs, corporates and fundraising videos, as well as 11 projects for the VFS Portfolio Shorts Program. Her work has played at national and international festivals, and aired on various North American Networks. For CBC, she Directed and Edited SALMON ENCHANTED EVENING which, after being selected from over 350 scripts, was produced and nominated for seven LEO FILM AWARDS winning best editor and best sound design. Patti is an Alumnae of WOMEN IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR (WIDC), which chooses 8 women from across Canada to participate in the program at The Banff Centre each year. Her focus has, and always will be, storytelling. Her unique upbringing, combined with years of experience in the entertainment industry has helped to shape her into a vibrant Director with the ability, through passion, knowledge and experience, to elevate a wide range of scripts. Her latest work is writing a YA Novella series, with an eye on developing it into a TV series. She lives and works in the UK and Canada.

Art of Growing Older

“The perilous time for the most highly gifted is not youth, the perilous season is middle age, when a false wisdom tempts them to doubt the divine origin of the dreams of their youth.” In old age we should wish … Continue reading

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ADHD Superpowers

The ADHD “Superpowers” Many of the deficits that characterize “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” have flip-sides that are superpowers, which, if nurtured, pruned, and practiced (like any other skill) will serve the purpose of optimizing the individual’s success in interacting with her … Continue reading

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New to Me

Who knew one would find out so much about ones’ self at my age! Hello, I am a neurodiverse (ADHD) creative who has been involved in a career in communications and entertainment since the age of five. I have only … Continue reading

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Not taking it for granted

Congratulations  to my friend and long time collaborator – Kat Thorsen (Our current collaboration Patti, Kat Looking forward to her newest Graphic Novel

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This is my kind of art class! Online Seminar THE PARADOX OF ART AND LABOUR: socio-political practices as forms of artistic expression by Adrian Melis “The Paradox of Art and Labour is a four-week course analysing art practices that engage with socio-political realities and contexts by … Continue reading

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Creator Human Journey

What I Know → Creator Human Journey Posted by creatornorthshoregirl Human Journey The central theme of my body of work concerns itself with the human journey: quest for self- realization, a place in the world and personal identity. I also have … Continue reading

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Creator Human Journey

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#2 Muses of a Young Woman – Writing in Close Ups

If there’s anything upon which literary critics and general readers can agree when it comes to Hemingway, it is this: his use of language is what endures and influences more than any other attribute of his work. The Hemingway style … Continue reading

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Creative Muses of a Young Woman

One of my Muses 1990’s: Who I aspired to be like – as an artist, as a storyteller. The dialogicity of work is multimedial. Voice, sound, image as well as devices, instruments and equipment for its production are taken as … Continue reading

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Promising Young Woman – I’m a Fan – A Fabulous Read

Emerald Fennell Explains Herself Her icy film Promising Young Woman set off a fascinating conversation about what we expect from rape-revenge stories. By Angelica Jade Bastién@angelicabastien Photo: Chris Vernon Promising Young Woman is a remarkably cold film. The story centers on Carey Mulligan’s … Continue reading

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