I’m from Vancouver, British Columbia. All four of my grandparents were born here.
I work as a freelance writer and videographer, collaborating with organizations that share my goals and values. Environmental stewardship, energy policy, media literacy and democratic renewal are my key areas of interest. As you might imagine, they overlap in all sorts of fun ways.
These days I also work with Deep Rogue Ram, a local online satire collective. Our launch video was called “Weathergirl goes rogue“. I happen to find joking about this stuff rather therapeutic. If it helps you too, by all means subscribe to our weekly updates.
Or check out Reelhouse, a new Vancouver-based video hosting service that now plays home to “Renaissance Man,” a crowd-funded, real-time webisodic documentary I made with two friends, about a blind lute player trying to set a record for motorcycle jumping. That one screened at DOXA 2012.
I pop up from time to time in classrooms and on public panels. If you’re an instructor or an event organizer and you’d like to team up, by all means drop me a line.
Prior to CTV, I worked as CBC’s videojournalist in Montreal, where I also spent time as a radio reporter.
One quick way to get in touch with me is on Twitter: @kainagata
You can also send me an email here.