Darren Susin is not only one of the lone permitted drone operators of the Yukon but we speculate he might be the only certified High School Home Economics Teacher in the Yukon as well. Susin is truly a unique addition to the screen-production scene in Yukon Territory, only joining the ranks a couple of years ago but still quite working actively. In 2015 Susin worked with the British Broadcasting association to make Ben Parkinson: Wilderness Warrior, a story about Britain’s most injured soldier who set out to canoe hundreds of miles down the Yukon River.
Taking films to new heights has made Susin busy outside of his full-time teaching job. Along with BBC he has also worked with Tourism Yukon, Globo Reporter (Brazil), Chinese Arts and Entertainment, fellow SPYA member Neil MacDonald, and more. We look forward to this future work in screen production.
But his work doesn't end there, Darren Susin has taken quite the interest in the Dead North film festival in Yellowknife, NWT, and has writen articles for Vice promoting its existence. He has also helped with film sibmissions to the 48 Hour Film Festival and other side projects of friends. Susin provided haunting earial shots for Brett Elliot's Cast Iron, a sumbission for the festival in 2016 as well as footage for Out of Season, a 48 hour film submission.
2017 OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES - FILMS AND SCREENPLAYS
Women In the Director's Chair Career Advancement Module St John’s International Women’s Film Festival Deadline: August 15 More Info
YFS, YFSC and SPYA have teamed up to offer the Yukon Mentorship Initiative. Providing Yukon based producers, directors and crew with the opportunity to be mentored by a filmmaker of their own choosing.
Info session will be held at the SPYA Office onTuesday, July 19th from 6:30-9:00 PM.