At Hoghead Media, we push the boundaries of creative storytelling while diving deep into Canadian History. With dedication and hard work, the team is currently producing a Documentary Feature, working title ’The Shipwrecked Hogger’. This film is set to premiere in December 2021.
A steam locomotive slid off a wooden barge in 1947 and lies hidden in one of Canada’s deepest lakes. Lost for 75 years, a team of experts now works to rediscover, extract and restore the historic train.
Hoghead media is a division of JDS Mining, in which Clint is a construction industry professional with a diverse skillset acquired on various industrial projects and an early exposure to the mining industry. Clint has superior analytical skills, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the determination required to see complex projects through to completion. Clint’s experience with project management has led to corporate management responsibilities which include overseeing the growth and performance of new additions to the JDS group’s portfolio of businesses and assets. Clint brings a unique and educational background to Hoghead Media’s team.
Filmmaker Colten Wilke’s venture into the world of entertainment began while teaching himself to write screenplays during his time off after working sixteen-hour days for Reform Energy in Northern Alberta. With money saved from the oil patch, he took the Professional Diver Training (PDT) program at the Diving Dynamics (Canadian Diving Institute). Upon graduating, he landed a one-in-a-million job in Alaska, working on board the Nautilus Swell live-aboard dive vessel. Guests from all over the world would come for ten-day trips and tour around southeastern Alaska and BC. He led excursions and dives into remote islands, where guests would adventure into uninhabited areas of the Inside Passage to see octopus, sea lions, whales and all sorts of sea life. For three years, Colten was also a halibut fisherman on board the boat Ocean Twilight, which would eventually lend its name to the production company he founded, all the while continuing to write scripts, dreaming about acting, and telling his adventure stories. To his surprise, his fisherman friends and family encouraged him in his dream to become an actor and filmmaker. In 2015, he relocated to Victoria BC, to sign up for a one-year diploma course at the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts. He fell in love immediately with acting, while also absorbing the arts and culture of the city. Colten then moved to Vancouver to pursue acting and filmmaking, and established Ocean Twilight Films, while continuing to learn all the ins and outs of making movies and documentaries. His first of several projects is the feature film Thunderbird, released in May 2021, in which he is the lead actor/producer/executive producer. His next film Airband is in pre-production, and he has three other scripts ready to go. His philosophy is to find creative people passionate about expression, and to work with them to bring compelling stories to life on the screen. He is also focused on documentaries and factual television, launching Hoghead Media, which will explore Canadian history. He recently led an expedition to find a sunken locomotive lost in Slocan Lake shortly after World War II. He filmed the underwater footage, leading the diving operation determined to find the train. This documentary is now in post-production. Colten’s talents of diving in deep waters, exploring mine shafts and his determination to write untold stories make him unique as a filmmaker and one to watch as his adventures continue.
Kaio Kathriner is a Swiss-Canadian filmmaker whose short film and documentary work has most recently received “The Flaming Faun” for Best of Switzerland – Audience Choice Award at Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival 2019. From shooting at Everest Base Camp to NHL superstar Connor McDavid, his filmmaking adventures have landed him in Nepal, Cambodia, Peru and the US, as well as shooting for CBC Arts, NBC Sports and NHL Studios. He is currently in post-production for his latest narrative short “The Day We Left”, and development of it’s subsequent feature – supported by the Harold Greenberg Fund (BellMedia/CRAVE). Through scripted dramas and documentaries alike, Kaio’s work expresses a focus on refugee stories through sport and history.
Kerrigan Cartner was raised in the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia. Her passion for film led her to a full-time move to Vancouver to obtain a degree in Motion Picture Arts, Capilano University. Kerrigan has taken an active part in the Vancouver film industry, immersing herself in the opportunities Hollywood North has to offer with an extensive background in various aspects of production. Kerrigan has worked with top commercial production companies, occupying production and talent coordinating positions. Most recently Kerrigan’s credits include Cast Liaison for Academy Award nominated cast in the much anticipated drama, ‘The Stand’ CBS All Access. Kerrigan’s versatile production background expanding across genres, has led her to move forward in an independent producing career. Recently she has also Produced photoshoot campaigns for Hudsons Bay and Lyft. Focusing on documentary storytelling is her current project with her debut of Associate Producer in the docuseries that focuses on the Canadian history of ‘The Shipwrecked Hogger’. Her widespread experience serves her well within documentary; she knows when it comes to creative work, innovation is key. Kerrigan is looking to prioritize collaborating with productions that supports the Canadian narratives and continues to build her crew who shares the same vision. Team work is a core value that she continues to bring to any project. Never without a smile, Kerrigan brings a positive energy to the set that makes any task feel possible.