BCPVA Meeting May 28, 2019 – MasterMind Studios & Making “Whippersnapper” A Personal Journey

Hello BCPVA members and guests,

For the second month we’re here at our new meeting venue with some great news about opportunities for film production in Kamloops, and a member’s story and advice about how he produced his feature film. See you all there Tuesday, May 28th, 2019!

NEW MEETING VENUE? Yes, say hello to our beautiful new venue with ample & free parking at, the Justice Institute of British Columbia at 715 McBride Boulevard in New Westminster – classroom NWCL230.

Mastermind Studios
Interior Centre for Film & Digital Media

Peter Cameron-Inglis CEO

Peter has almost 30 years of experience in the tech and digital media sectors. Having successfully sold his last company to Quebecor/Sun Media in 2008 he launched both the Kamloops Innovation Centre (KIC) which is a technology incubation and acceleration centre in Kamloops and the Mastermind Studios Interior Centre for Film & Digital Media which is an incubation centre for the film industry that (also in Kamloops.) As the Executive Producer & President of Mastermind Studios Peter is focused on making the motion picture industry one of the main economic drivers within the Interior region of BC. Seeing the need for facilities Peter has invested heavily through Mastermind Studios into facility expansions. Peter is also currently expanding programming with courses & workshops in partnership with VFS & others to help stimulate a sense of community and collaboration with local cast, crew, videographers and filmmakers.

For our presentation Peter will detail the expanded features and capabilities Mastermind Studios and the Interior Centre for Film & Digital Media which is a 20,000 square foot facility complete with a 3000 square foot sound stage, a 3000 square foot equipment rental warehouse, post-production editing department, rental offices, hair & make-up department, a casting & audition stage, green room, classrooms, a 45 seat screening theatre, on site pyrotechnics department, on site licensed talent agency and an on-site tech incubation centre. The tech office specifically creates technology for film and video production featuring a new mobile application called Maxogram for playing interactive embedded video on printed material.

Making “Whippersnapper” – A Personal Journey

with Jonathan Barth

Jonathan Barth began working as a child actor in Vancouver during the 80’s. After high school Jonathan worked as a production assistant for shows such as Smallville and Baby Genius’s and spent his spare time honing his skills as a screen writer carefully studying the texts screenwriting legends like Robert McKee and Michael Haugh.

Now very close to the completion of his feature “Whippersnapper” Jonathan will be generously sharing his hard won wisdom on this production, covering:  finishing a 3 act screenplay, casting locals, securing locations, filming with impossible time limits, to working with a composer on the score. “I really want to share my experience up to now to anyone who has similar ambitions, as it’s medium anyone can learn if they are determined and passionate about telling their story.”

Meeting will end with a 15 minute open discussion.

Meeting information:

What:  BCPVA Monthly Meeting
When:  6:30 pm for Networking; 7:00 pm Meeting on Tuesday May 28th, 2019
  The Justice Institute of British Columbia 715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster – Classroom NWCL230

FREE coffee and doughnuts

Map of New Meeting Venue

Parking at the Justice Institute of BC is free and normally ample in the evenings. The campus can be accessed from E 8th Ave or McBride Boulevard. If needed the reception desk in the main foyer can direct you to the scheduled BCPVA meeting room.

RSVP and keep in touch online at the BCPVA Facebook Page.

Please note, first time guests can attend a BCPVA meeting for free!  All others, including previous guests and former members, are welcome to join or re-join the BCPVA by taking out an associate membership – just $25 for 3 months! – and by filling out the RSVP form.

See you all on May 28th!


BCPVA Exec Committee