About Us

Our Mandate

To generate a positive economic impact by enabling the growth of the Okanagan-Similkameen-Boundary region as a film and new media centre. The Okanagan Film Commission will continue to attract and build the film industry in this region through infrastructure development, strategic partnering, marketing and promotion.

Funding for the commission is through the Regional Districts of the North OkanaganCentral OkanaganOkanagan-Similkameen and the Boundary Economic Development Committee. Additional funding is provided through the Province of British Columbia.

The Okanagan Film Commission is a full service commission offering location scouting, tech surveys and liaison and facilitating services. We also offer an extensive locations digital photo library and a crew database of experienced individuals available to work in the Okanagan.

Okanagan Location Scouting and Production Studios
Strategy

We provide strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television, animation and digital screen-based media sectors in the Similkameen & Boundary areas, as well as the South, Central and North Okanagan.

Non-Profit

We are a non-profit society established in 1990 by the Okanagan-Similkameen Community Futures Development Corporations. The commission currently has ten board of directors comprised of representatives from regional governments and members-at-large.

Operation

The commission operates out of the office of the Economic Development Commission of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan in Kelowna.

Staff and Board of Directors

With combined experience in the film and animation industries, our qualified staff and support personnel are on site ready to assist you with your next project or venture.

John Trainer Okanagan Film Commission Chair
John Trainor

Member at Large

Andrew Jakubeit Okanagan Film Commission RDOS Appointee
Andrew Jakubeit

Okanagan Film Commission RDOS Appointee

Chairman of the board

Jon Summerland Okanagan Film Commissioner
Jon Summerland

Film Commissioner

Brian Quiring Okanagan Film Commission NORD Appointee
Brian Quiring

Okanagan Film Commission Vice Chair

NORD Appointee

Paul Lagrange Okanagan Film Commission Member at Large
Paul LaGrange

Member at Large

Anne Denman Okanagan Film Commission Member at Large
Anne Denman

Okanagan Film Commission

Member at Large

Tracy Gray Okanagan Film Commission RDCO Appointee
Tracy Gray

Okanagan Film Commission Secretary

RDCO Appointee

Vicci Gee Okanagan Film Commission RDKB Appointee
Vicci Gee

Okanagan Film Commission

RDKB Appointee

Bill Baird Okanagan Film Commission RDKB Appointee
Bill Baird

Okanagan Film Commission Treasurer

Member at Large