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About creatornorthshoregirl

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.

The Forgotten Generation: Let’s Talk About Generation X

Those that overlook Gen X in favor of focusing only on the youngest generations entering the workforce will miss out on a deep and valuable source of leadership potential. Continue reading

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The Power of Introverts

A while back I came across the Ted Talk by Susan Cain called the Power of Introverts. After watching the clip, I was inspired to read Susan’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. … Continue reading

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Because I Can – My Super Powers!

For those who have asked why I have done so many jobs in Arts and Entertaiment… (Journalist, On-Air Interviewer, Researcher, Field Producer, Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Script Supervisor, VFX Coordinator, VFX Producer… ) … here is why! Article Repost: Written … Continue reading

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Director me

UK I will be a resident in the fall of 2019. Raised in Canada but born to a British Birth Mother….no wonder I feel so at home in the UK. Th internal need to be creative and collaborate with others … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow!

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What an INFJ Needs to Be Happy

1. A sense of purpose INFJs will not be content living a shallow life. Simply working to pay their bills will leave them feeling empty and restless. Sure, they can do routine tasks, but they must see how they fit … Continue reading

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K2a – Happy Mother’s Day

I am K2a maternal haplogroup – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Origin Haplogroup K has an estimated age of about 12,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of the K haplogroup Katrine. Distribution Haplogroup K … Continue reading

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