A Bridge to Somewhere

A Bridge to somewhere

Feature Documentary | 2022

The history of the Kootenay River region can be articulated simply by following the bridges. From the bustling streets of Nelson, early Doukhobor settlements in Brilliant, to the shores of Taghum and beyond, these structures have played a key role in the development of the area – connecting people from past to present. The combination of raw, natural beauty and rich industrial history found in the region is both fascinating and aesthetically powerful. This film highlights that contrasting relationship, weaving together the unique stories of how these bridges were built, the key figures behind their construction, and the communities that they directly influenced.

Production Company: Far North Visuals

Directed by: Grady Robertson

Executive Producer: Noah Vaton, Grady Robertson

Cinematography: Grady Robertson

Featuring: Greg Nesteroff, Takaia Larsen, Ray Johnson

Edited by: Grady Robertson

Audio Post Production: Grady Robertson, Geoff Gibbs

Post-Production Assistants: Ian Boyd, Noah Vaton, Oscar Wolfgang

Archival Material: Ray Johnson’s Collection, SFU Digital Collection, Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

Special Thanks: Marian Lowe, Craig and Danielle Robertson, Bob Hall, Geoff Gibbs, Charla Beaulieu, Kerry Pagdin, Ryan Dutchak, Dianna Ducs

© Far North Visuals 2022