OUR TEAM

ANDREW WILLIAMSON

Producer

HENRIK
MEYER

Producer

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ELOANE VENKATAPEN

Producers' Assistant

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LAURA
WHEELER

Business Affairs

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GURBIR
GREWAL

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 is  celebrating the 30th year of his producing career, which he jump-started with one of the most successful comedies at the German box-office in the 1990s, Talk of the Town. His last film in Germany before immigrating to Canada in 2004 was Margarethe von Trotta’s award-winning Venice-contender Rosenstrasse and his first film in Canada was Everything’s Gone Green, based on a script by Douglas Coupland. 

 

He’s co-president of Cedar Island Films together with Andrew Williamson,  developing and producing scripted series, feature films and documentaries with a strong focus on international co-productions. Recent credits include award-winning feature documentaries The Whale and the Raven by Mirjam Leuze and The Magnitude of All Things by Jennifer Abbott. 

 

With his wealth of experience, Henrik is now focused on building on his work with filmmakers who may not have the same access to funding and audiences. His company is in development on a diverse slate of projects from exciting new voices about critical and timely subjects like the environment, decolonization, LGBTQ2+, equality and inclusivity.   

 

Henrik is a Mitra with the Triratna Buddhist Community and lives with his husband in Vancouver’s West End. 

 

ELOANE VENKATAPEN

Producers' Assistant

Eloane joined Cedar Island Films in 2021 after graduating from the Film Production Program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 

 

Originally from France and with ties to Spain and Germany, Eloane is versed in 4 languages and loves to connect with people around the world. She has experience in various roles in the industry and can combine her tangible on set-experience with producing. 

 

She independently produces, writes and directs short films with a strong interest in socio-economic and ecological issues.

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Sarah Tichenor

Accountant

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Notio Media

Lisa Purdy

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Cedar Island Films Inc. is dedicated to providing an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote equality, inclusion and diversity. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of our employees and external candidates. By valuing a diverse workforce, Cedar Island Films Inc. enforces hiring practices that are fair and equitable.