The documentary "Nepal's Heartbeat"receives rave reviews

The picture of Chris Considine, Bishnu Pandey, Nick and Nick's wife Elly
Chris Considine, Bishnu Pandey, Nick and Nick's wife Elly

On Tuesday evening, September 19, "Nepal's Heartbeat" was shown at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan. This documentary, produced and directed by Nick Versteeg, is a sequel to the previous documentary "Five Weeks In Nepal".  Nepal's Heartbeat is an informative film on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015. The evening was also a fundraiser for the local Rotary Clubs that sponsor many worthwhile causes in the world.
Guest speakers were Chris Considine, the Honourable Consul General of Nepal, Bishnu Pandey, who was born in Nepal, but is now a BCIT professor in Vancouver and a world expert on seismic upgrades in rebuilding countries affected by earthquakes. Another speaker, Rob Tournour whose organization  "Another Brick in Nepal" 
 explained to the audience how his team has been helping Nepal with the reconstruction of collapsed schools after the earthquake in 2015.

We are very grateful that so many people attended the evening and judging by the excellent comments we received, we know that there is an enormous interest in how to deal with the aftermath of earthquakes. We are all aware that we could be faced with similar conditions in the future! 
A heartfelt thanks to all who made our evening a tremendous success.


September 19 Premiѐre of
“Nepal's Heartbeat”
lives within the infinite resilience of its people
will be shown at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

In the sequel of “Five weeks in Nepal” producer Nick Versteeg, takes us back to Nepal to show what happened with the donations that were made two years ago after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8000 people.

We travel with Nick and his guide Bibi to the Khumbu Valley and see the rebuilding process first hand. In the chaotic city of Kathmandu they are rebuilding the three hundred year old temples that came down in Bhaktapur.

Nick also teamed up with Rob Tournour’s organization “Another Brick in Nepal” to show the work his organization is doing to rebuild schools.
We travel with world-renowned earthquake expert Dr. Bishnu Pandey who is teaching the Nepalese people how to build better homes. The villagers are not and cannot be dependent on a chaotic government for reconstruction even though such has been promised.

It is with financial and technical help from outsiders all over the world that they rebuild their houses, schools and medical centres.
These villagers are the beating heart of Nepal. It is their infinite and inexhaustible resilience, which inspires the rest of the world.

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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: www.bestshorts.net    ----   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.



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One Man´s Dream

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Jonas My story