OUR TEAM

ANDREW WILLIAMSON

Producer

HENRIK MEYER

Producer

JOANNA RYBUS

Production
and Business Affairs

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FERGUS ALLEN

Development

ANDREA LO

Development

ANDREW WILLIAMSON

Producer


Andrew co-founded Cedar Island Films together with Henrik Meyer in 2018. They’ve produced THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS (NFB, Telus & Telefilm) by Jennifer Abbott (The Corporation) which won Best Canadian Feature Award at Planet in Focus in 2020 and the DocLands Audience Choice Award in California in 2021, also screening at RIDM (Montreal), IDFA 2020 (Amsterdam), Ulju (Soutch Korea) and Cinequest (USA). Other projects include THE SEARCH - MANUFACTURING BELIEF, a feature documentary for the CBC with Shaman Films and the Canadian/German feature doc co-production THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN (ZDF/ARTE/NFB) which won the WIFTV Artistic Merit Award at VIFF 2019 and is available on Amazon Prime Video. 
 
THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS, their most recent production, is described as "perhaps the most visceral, reasoned call to action for humanity since “An Inconvenient Truth”.
 
Previously, Andrew executive produced the award-winning doc series EMERGENCY ROOM: LIFE & DEATH AT VGH for The Knowledge Network/Discovery and HIGH MOON, a pilot co-venture with Universal Cable Productions and GASTOWN GAMBLE for the OWN Network. He produced SK8 LIFE which premiered at the Sundance International Film Festival. 
 
Andrew is on the Branch Council of the CMPA - BC Producers Branch, Co-chair of the CMPA IR Committee and on the Film Advisory Board for Langara College. He's the founder of Crazy8s and volunteers with Al Gore's Climate Reality Project to help educate people about climate change.
 


HENRIK MEYER

Producer

Henrik jump-started his producing career with the most successful German theatrical release in 1995, Rainer Kaufmann's hit comedy TALK OF THE TOWN and ran Studio Hamburg’s feature film arm for the following decade. His last production there was Margarethe von Trotta’s award-winning Venice-contender ROSENSTRASSE, which became one of the most successful foreign-language films at the US box-office in 2004. 

 

His films in Canada include Paul Fox’s EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN based on Douglas Coupland’s script, winning Leo Awards for Best Picture and Best Screenplay as well as Best Canadian Film at VIFF, GOLD in Berlinale Competition in 2013 and SHANA–THE WOLF’S MUSIC., winning 25 awards at 70 festivals worldwide. 

 

Henrik co-founded Cedar Island Films with Andrew Williamson in 2018, jointly producing the feature-length documentaries THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN, THE SEARCH - MANUFACTURING BELIEF and THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS (according to Doc Weekly “one of the Top 10 docs coming out in 2021”.


He increasingly focusses on LGBTQ2S+ content in his professional life and on Buddhist practice and studies in his personal life.

 

 

JOANNA RYBUS

Production and Business Affairs


Joanna joined Cedar Island Films in 2019 as Business Affairs and Service Producer after relocating to Vancouver.

 

Her extensive experience includes various roles on over 40 film and TV projects across Europe, among them several short films she produced that went on to win awards at international festivals and got broadcast on television. She also managed the production of some 30 commercials.


Alongside her work at Cedar Island Films, Joanna is developing her skills as an Impact Producer through Story Money Impact, Vancouver based charity that creates positive change at a time where the world seeks more clarity, purpose and good.

Joanna is a vegan, a motorcyclist, a mother of two cats, a community organizer of the Polish Women Club in Vancouver. She is also ongoingly educating herself in the Indigenous history of Canada.

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Sarach Tichenor

accountant

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Notio Media

Lisa Purdy

Real Green

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