The Self Expression Art Series at Providence Farm

We just finalized a 25-minute short documentary Self Expression Art Series at Providence Farms for the therapeutic community that provides programs for people who are encountering barriers to education and employment.

We followed this art program for one year where four local artists shared their skills with the participants. Organized by Yuko Yamamoto the participants created dolls, watercolour paintings, and animation, as well as mandalas, woodcarvings and participated in performance art.

You can see the documentary on June 15 at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council / Portal at The Cowichan Performance Art Centre. The artwork will be displayed at the Portal from June 8-21.

Celebration of Life for Eric Smith

The Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 pm in the Crooks Hall at Brentwood College, Mill Bay.

We worked with Eric for the past twelve years. He composed or rearranged the music for “Resilience” “One man’s Dream” “Seventy One Years” “Five Weeks in Nepal” and “Nepal’s Heartbeat” as well as a beautiful rearranged music score of Antonín Dvořák’s “New World’ for “A Year at Butchart Gardens”

But Eric will always be remembered for “Once upon a day – Cowichan” where he directed 38 musicians and a Choir in this memorable five minute video.

We will miss him as a very good friend and a superb creative composer.

Nick Versteeg


Geoff Arrowsmith won Best Documentary at the Young Filmmaker Festival

We are extremely pleased to announce that Geoff Arrowsmith of Cowichan Bay won the Best Documentary Award for his documentary “Just Like Them” at the Cowichan Valley Film Festival (Young Film Makers Festival) on February 24, 2018.
Geoff called me about a year ago asking if I would mentor him in his quest to become a filmmaker. Geoff, 15 years old, was part of the Young Film Makers Program where students of schools in the Cowichan Valley are asked to create a five-minute video with a topic of their choice.
After a variety of sessions on lighting, camera work, sound etc we let Geoff do his first job at Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (CTRA), the riding stables at Providence Farm . He met with the people at CTRA, created an idea and with our mentorship he created a six-minute video of a young man with cerebral palsy who started riding horses when he was 11 years old. His name is Neil Cutler now 30 years old. In this documentary “Just Like Them” Neil tells his story, which is extremely fascinating to watch. - Congratulations Geoff on a job well done!


DV Media wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition

Nick Versteeg, of DV Media has won the Best Short Documentary Award from The Best Shorts Film Competition in La Jolla, California, This award was given for the short documentary titled: “Jonas, My Story”, produced by Nick Versteeg. This is the personal story of Jonas Archer, who experimented with drugs and alcohol at the age of 14 and end up a paraplegic! . As you watch the video, place yourself or a loved one in his shoes. Imagine what life is like for Jonas now, and please, help Jonas spread his story so none of your loved ones, ever have to say “ IT HAPPENED TO ME! ”

Best Shorts entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent.  The Best Shorts Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about Best Shorts:    ----   Please see video below

At DV Media we have produced programs for A&E, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, CBC and CTV in Canada and our documentaries have been shown all over the world. Today in the new digital age we create programs for download on many topics.

DV Media also create eBooks for the Apple iTunes website. eBooks with video clips, pictures and stories.

Over the last decade, DV Cuisine has produced programs for the Food Network in the US and Canada.

DV Cuisine’s objective is to educate our viewers about growing and cooking with local and seasonal foods. We are still working with chefs from around the world to inspire and educate you on living a healthy lifestyle where food is of utmost importance.

Travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia

During our recent and adventurous travels to Vietnam and Cambodia we were fortunate to visit the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap and have a tour of the facility.  We were so impressed with the hospital that we like to share their story. 

It started with a photograph.

Renowned Japanese photographer Kenro Izu first visited Cambodia in 1993 to photograph the magnificent Angkor Temples. read more ...

“Food is Fun: Let’s Cook and Eat!!”

With Master Chef Hartmut Handke, CMC

We just delivered five volumes of our iBook series (Cookbook with biography) of Chef Hartmut Handke, CMC. We followed chef Handke when he competed for the Bocuse d’Or in France resulting in our TV production called “Chefs Dream” for the Food Network.

The iBooks have stories about his life as a chef and recipes of the dishes he created over his long career. Built in the iBooks are the videos on how to create these delicious dishes.



Five Weeks in Nepal

One Man´s Dream

Once Upon a Year …

Jonas My story

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