FactualWEST 2017 has ended
FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television. We bring together top showrunners, broadcasters, creators and producers for a day of workshops designed to help you increase your skills, learn practical tips and get useful insights you can use move your career and your projects forward.
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Gillian Hrankowski

True Mind Creative
Producer, Writer, Director
Vancouver, BC
Gillian Hrankowski is True Mind Creative Inc. She began her career at CBC Television in BC in the 90s where as Manager in the Program Development Group, oversaw two regional documentary strands. A decade ago Gillian left the corporate life to explore the wild and wonderful world of independent production. Several award winning documentaries later with roles as writer, producer and director all culminated in the success of her internationally acclaimed doc FATHER FIGURES (Knowledge). This controversial documentary continues to be broadcast in a half dozen countries and invited to festivals world wide, including the exclusive IDFA.
When not creating her own films, Gillian happily extends her business savvy and storytelling skills to the factual and documentary series community as a producer, writer/story editor and director.
Gillian’s unwavering passion for character exploration, understanding audiences and ability to adapt quickly to changing environments is what make her projects tick. Committed to the local industry, she’s served as a volunteer mentor, film festival moderator and has run workshops for emerging filmmakers.
When not managing projects, Gillian hikes with her sister, teaches her kids cartwheels --- and enjoys watching her husband cook.