TRISH DOLMAN – President / Producer
Producer Trish Dolman founded Screen Siren Pictures in 1997 and has been writing, directing, and producing Canadian film and television for eighteen years. With close to twenty productions to her credit, Trish has produced feature films, TV movies, TV series and documentaries. Her productions have received Gemini, Genie, Banff Rockie and Leo awards and nominations, garnering acclaim at leading festivals around the world.
In 2014, Trish is one of three producers behind the feature film, Hector and the Search for Happiness, a $15.4 M co-production with Egoli Tossell Germany, directed by Peter Chelsom (Shall We Dance, Funny Bones) starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgaard, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. She is also producing Some Kind of Love, a new feature documentary by Oscar shortlisted director Thomas Burstyn that won the best pitch prize at the 2013 Hot Docs Forum.
Trish has successfully produced five other award-winning features films: Max McGuire’s Foreverland (2011), TIFF Canada First! openers Daydream Nation (2010) by Michael Goldbach and Year of the Carnivore (2009) by writer/director Sook-Yin Lee, The Score (2005) by director Kim Collier and Keith Behrman’s multi-award winning Flower & Garnet (2001/2002). She also produced Luna: Spirit of the Whale, a TV movie for CTV starring Jason Priestley, Graham Greene and Erin Karpluk.
Trish has also produced more than ten award-winning documentaries and series: David Vaisbord’s Britannia Beach, Michael Mason’s The Friendship Village (Executive Producer), the Gemini- nominated Drawing Out the Demons: A Film About the Artist Attila Richard Lukacs, the four-part Gemini nominated documentary series Girl Racers, Genie and Leo nominated Breaking Ranks and Lisa Jackson’s Reservation Soldiers.
Trish also wrote, produced and directed the feature documentary Eco-Pirate the Story of Paul Watson which premiered at Hot Docs 2011 where it was voted a Top Ten Audience Favourite. Eco-Pirate also won Best Documentary at the Projecting Change Film Festival and received a Special Jury Mention at Reykjavik International Film Festival. She further completed several documentary international treaty co-productions including Ice Girls, which she wrote, produced and directed and which went on to win three Leo Awards in the Sports Program Category and to be nominated for a Banff Rockie Award. In 2009 she co-produced Mark Cousins’ The First Movie, a UK/Canada co-production which was nominated for a 2010 Banff Rockie and won the prestigious Prix Italia.
Trish is a past board member of Women in Film Vancouver, DOC, the CMPA BC Branch, and the CMPA national board and currently sits on the advisory committee for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. In 2003, Trish was the youngest recipient of the Woman of the Year award from Women in Film and Video Vancouver. She was honored as Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame 2003 Woman of Distinction, and in 2010 was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in British Columbia by the Vancouver Sun.