Where the Wind Meets the Tide

Coming to Telus Optik TV in Summer 2022.

From fishing boats to ferries, a diverse group of mariners share their tales of lives on the water off northern Vancouver Island.

Shooting in and around Campbell River, BC Spring 2022.

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Suzanne Jolly
Director & Producer

Suzanne Jolly crafts stories as a mean of exploring the world and creating connection. With a graduate degree in Education and a Bachelors in Communications, she has spent the last two decades as a professional writer, instructor, multimedia strategist, and administrator in higher education. She has a love of people and their fantastic tales, as well as dogs and their wagging tails. If you find her not chatting with someone or teaching yoga, you’ll likely not be able to find her at all: she takes off for riding and camping trips often solo on her adventure motorbike or gets off the grid paddling with her husband in their ocean kayaks. She lives in Campbell River, BC and previously ran marine safety training at North Island College, as well as she has called herself lucky to be the stepdaughter of the tugboat captain.

Jeff Baxter
Executive Producer

Jeff Baxter has a background in instructional design, injury prevention, and teaching. He has experience working in education in both Canada and Sweden. Jeff also was an ergonomist in the forestry industry, which he was delighted to discover meant that he spent some of his time clinging to boom boats and tugs around the coast. He is currently an instructional designer with the University of Victoria. Jeff enjoys various creative pursuits, including photography and writing. He finds much of his inspiration when active in the outdoors, particularly in coastal environments as an avid surfer. His connection to the ocean and his love of documentaries drew him to this project.  Jeff lives in Metchosin, BC.

Stan Novotny
Director of Photography

Stan Novotny has been an active photographer since 2003 and has current videography projects in the tourism industry. After hosting wildlife photography workshops, he found an interest in movement and began delving into videography. He found himself inspired seeing a living, moving, and breathing animal walking through the water foraging as opposed to seeing it in just a still image. Stan enjoys all aspects of photography and videography, but more recently has been inspired capturing aerial footage with the use of his drone. Stan is also a Captain and Marine Naturalist for an ecotourism company in Campbell River, BC, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Many thanks to the generosity & support of:

Filming Locations

  • Foggdukkers Coffee
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • BC Ferries (Campbell River to Quathiaski Cove)
  • King Pacific Lodge (dry dock
  • Quadra Island Harbour Authority