BRENDA ROONEY: Producer, public speaker
Producer, project manager, community developer and public speaker Brenda Rooney has also been a principal with Rooney Productions since 1995. Her self-distribution of her feature documentary, The Great Granny Revolution, established her as a leader in the "outside the box" indie filmmaking movement in Canada. She toured coast to coast, screening the film in 56 communities, to pay off the production costs. It has since been seen in countries around the world, including South Africa, England, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Italy, amongst others.
In addition to her role of producer for Rooney Productions, Brenda presently is Managing Director of the Wakefield International Film Festival and a Director of Summer Film Camp. She has been a Board Member of Theatre Wakefield since 2002. She has recently produced Radio NAHO, a community radio series on First Nations health issues; Choosing Our Future, a series of short documentaries on Sustainable Cities, for the City of Ottawa; and, Don't Turn Away, a video on elder abuse, for the community of New Carlisle in the Gaspé region of Quebec. Her most recent docs are Precautionary Principle: The Nichol Bruisma Story; Voices of Advocacy and Constitute!
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Documentary Organisation of Canada (DOC)