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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.

Respair, A Return to Hope

At midnight, people in my condo cult de sac, stood on their balconies and cheered, shouted ‘Happy New Year’ and fireworks across the water went off. I cried. Such a feeling of relief, a sigh, a hope, a belief that … Continue reading

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It’s is my story and I’m sticking to it !

It’s is MY story and I’m sticking to it! Hope you listen, share, and enjoy! You find it on any podcast / music platform. Thank you to this wonderful UK based Podcaster. All comments and likes help her exposure and … Continue reading

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Creativity and Constraints

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Question Mark Clouds Fine Finds

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Oh, Canada

Beautiful!I wish I had been exposed to more of this growing up in Canada.Education via Tik TokGet it where you can ❤️

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“She’s one of the great known-unknown artists of the century.”

For a while now, museums and galleries have been assiduously scouring the past, looking to highlight artists who weren’t given their due in their lifetime, particularly women and people of color. The constant question is: What did we miss, or … Continue reading

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Making Sense

Sometimes the only thing that makes sense to me is making art.

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Resources Resources Resources

Anti-racism Resources WFTV UK has put together some links to resources and information on anti-racism, including tools for parents to use with their children. Feel free to circulate with your friends, family, and colleagues. ARTICLES TO READ:  “America’s Racial Contract … Continue reading

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Under the kitchen table

Set in New South Wales, Australia, this is a story about a young family, a jacaranda tree, a kitchen table and learning the importance of letting go… ———-Music: Hot October by Wood Spider from Free Music ArchivesCopyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States … Continue reading

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Creatives in the time of a Pandemic

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