Experimental Forest Films is an independent production company based on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory in Vancouver, B.C. As filmmakers, we are writers and photographers; lovers of celluloid, stories, and the natural world. Our work is deeply rooted and heavily inspired by place.
Experimental Forest is a namesake and a reminder.
It represents our connection to the land and a history of the place we call home.
Kathleen Hepburn is a Vancouver born writer and director who holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and a BFA in Film Production from the Universities of Guelph and Simon Fraser respectively, and is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's Writer's Lab. Her debut feature, NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL is a film that exposes the tenderness that exists within struggle, and our ineffable connection to the landscape around us. Her most recent short film of the same name was included in TIFF's Canada's Top Ten, and was awarded Leo's for Best Dramatic Short and Best Direction, and Most Promising Canadian Director at VIFF 2015.
Tyler Hagan is a Canadian-Métis filmmaker based in Vancouver, B.C. His producing credits include NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL (2017), and the shorts NO WORDS CAME DOWN (2011), JIMBO (2013), NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL (2015), all of which have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, three of which have been selected by TIFF for Canada’s Top Ten. His directorial work has shown at Berlinale and includes work with the NFB, CBC, and the Museum of Anthropology. He is currently a Master's candidate in History at the University of British Columbia and received his BFA in Film from Simon Fraser University.
distribution for Tyler's work is through Vtape
info [at] experimentalforest.ca