In The Works
Currently writing and directing a feature feature with Knowledge Network. Slated for broadcast on Knowledge Network in spring of 2023.
DIRECTED BY / FILMOGRAPHY
Written & Directedby Trish Neufeld
Save Space Nugget (now on YouTube), a story of one small town’s population in British Columbia whom worked to preserve the environmental integrity and sustainability of surrounding old growth forests amongst a prevalent logging industry on Vancouver Island. Produced in partnership with Telus STORYHIVE.
Shot in May 2021
Director / Producer / Writer
Since 2014, she has been active with her production company Story Box Movies. Dancing with Mom is her first feature-length documentary, which won a Leo Award for Best Screening Writing in 2022, it was produced in partnership with Knowledge Network. This first-person account of her mother’s descent into dementia is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious. She is currently in post-production on a premium feature documentary about the lululemon empire and its controversial founder Chip Wilson.
During her three-decade career as a writer, producer, and director, Trish has worked on a broad range of projects, from feature animations, to TV docu-series and comedy specials. Her credits include story producer on The Age of AI with Robert Downey Jr. and Beauty with Tyra Banks; director on season 1, 3 and 3 of The New Wave of Standup, a live comedy festival with CBC, and Just for Laughs; producer on the feature-length animated film Max Steel for Mainframe Entertainment and the award-winning short film Porcelain Pussy. In addition, she directed a short documentary Save Space Nugget, and the three-time award winning short documentary Mi Pasiòn in 1995.
Trish has a Masters degree in Communications from Royal Roads University in Victoria and a Diploma of Media from Capilano University, she also attended the Producer’s Lab in 2003 at the Canadian Film Center in Toronto. She sits on the board of FactualWEST, an annual Vancouver conference for factual television and documentary filmmakers. She is also on the board of BCIT Broadcast Media Program Advisory Committee.
Clipping from 1990
Why Trish Founded
Story Box Movies
In 2008 when Trish’s mom was diagnosed with Dementia she knew their time together would be cut short. She knew she needed to do something to honor her mother and her memory that was quickly deteriorating. So she did a few things: she took time off from her career in the film & television industry, took her mom on a series of bucket list adventures, and she captured a legacy interview with her mother. Trish’s mom passed away in the fall of 2013, and this video is now her treasure. That journey led her to found STORYBOX ensuring she would be there for other families who want to capture their loved ones. STORYBOX is now a full-service boutique video production company specializing in purpose-driven corporate & family storytelling and Trish loves every minute of it.
I have added Trish to this email. Not one to toot her own horn so I will toot for her. When I met her (thanks CHull) I just knew this was someone who in our brand trajectory was not only going to execute a video for us but share a vision for how we can bring our products to life (tech, value prop, overall dang cool) through video. Trish, you are helping create our brand and we are so grateful for this. I am also grateful to call you a friend 😉
I want to express my appreciation to you. So glad that Mel brought you in our fold. It has been such a pleasure working with you and your team. You are so supportive, easy and thoughtful to work with. And, it was always evident how much you really cared about the content. That made a big difference not only to me but also to the experts being filmed. The best part of the videos was working with you. Truly. Thank you so much.
I would like to thank you VERY MUCH for your part in the award I received from Lindt for the BC/YK Athlete Trust. You did a wonderful job making me relax, (as much as was possible) on camera when you were doing the video at 8 skating rinks.
Thanks very much, if there is ever anything I can do to help you, please let me know!