Kelly Saxberg


Kelly Saxberg is a film producer, director, editor and cinematographer who has worked on over 100 films. She works in English, French, Spanish and Finnish. Most recently she completed Long Walk Home: The Incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford, a 37minute documentary she produced, edited, filmed and co-directed. Kelly has mentored dozens of emerging filmmakers in Thunder Bay through Flash Frame workshops and collaborative film projects since 2001. She organized 4 Docs North Doc Nord, 5 day intensive filmmaking workshops aimed at filmmakers from remote northern communities across the far north of Ontario. In 2016 she gained expertise in 360 VR video and projection mapping. She has now been a mentor for seven 360 workshops and collaborative productions. She is a collaborator on the SSHRC funded new media project In 2005, Kelly and Ron Harpelle founded The Bay Street Film Festival with a mandate to celebrate and promote regional film. She is a past chair of the Board. She was elected Treasurer of the board of the Finlandia Association of Thunder Bay in 2014-2015. She is also a contract lecturer in the History Department at Lakehead University teaching History in Frame. Her project “One Woman’s North: The incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford” received a Northern Arts Grant and an NOHFC grant and is nearing completion.


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