The Vancouver Post Alliance Mentorship Program

Mission Statement

The Vancouver Post Alliance Mentorship Program nurtures emerging talent in the post production entertainment industry by connecting accepted Mentees with established professionals who can offer advice and guidance. Mentees get the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the post production industry’s business practices and culture, focus their efforts, and hone their skills. Mentors and Mentees are expected to maintain mutual respect, honesty and confidentiality at all times.

We feel strongly that mentoring is a crucial part of our mission and that it is incumbent upon us to ensure that new generations in the film, television, and new media business are able to take advantage of the experiences of those who have gone before them.

The VPA Mentorship Program

2019-2020 Mentors

Craig Berkey

Sound Design/Mix/Edit

Lisa Binkley


Patrick Carroll



Kelly Cole

Sound Mix/Edit

Daria Ellerman


David Green

Sound Designer


Gary Lam

Assistant Editor

Justin Li

Picture Editor

Andy Levine

Post Supervisor/Producer


Lara Mazur


Kye Meechan

Picture Editor

Nicole Ratcliffe



Brody Ratsoy


Jo Rossi

Sound Mix/Edit

Richard Schwadel



Paul Shatto

Music Editor/Composer

Rich Walters


Keith White


The VPA Mentorship Program
Important Dates & Events

June 12, 2019

July 2019 - July 2020

Minute Mentoring Event

1st Annual VPA Mentorship Program

Events for 2019/2020 VPA Mentorship Program's Accepted Participants

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

Summer 2020, TBA

Mentee Meetup 1/4

Mentee Meetup 2/4

Halfway Meetup - Mentors & Mentees

Mentee Meetup 3/4

Wrap Party - Mentors & Mentees

Mentee Meetup 4/4

Summer 2020 - Summer 2021

2nd Annual VPA Mentorship Program

Details coming Spring 2020

The VPA Mentorship Program
Applications, Guidelines & Expectations

Official application submissions for the 2019/2020 VPA Mentorship Program cycle have now closed.  The 2019/2020 program has begun and runs from July 2019-July 2020.

The 2020/2021 program details will be released in the Spring of 2020.

While submissions are currently closed you may click on either the Mentor or Mentee Applications below to review the terms of the program, eligibility guidelines, application expectations and more.


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