Female filmmakers bring a new lens to Alberta’s film industry
14 Oct 2020
Growing up, Gillian McKercher was fascinated with film. Every week as a kid, she’d track down the latest review by Roger Ebert. Later, she’d pour over editions of US Weekly and Empire.
It was a film camp run by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) that helped transform McKercher’s love of movies into a desire to create them. But filmmaking never seemed like a realistic career option.
Still, she never quite let go of the camera and continued to be involved with the film community.