Pieter Romer is a proud Nisga'a member of the Wolf Clan in northern British Columbia and is from a bloodline of Dutch seafarers in northern Holland. He was raised in a commercial fishing business where his early life revolved around the salmon season, rough seas and fishing villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. In 2000 Pieter graduated from Capilano College's Motion Picture Program in North Vancouver. He was quickly hired as a fulltime Producer on the trailblazing CTV aboriginal current affairs series First Story. Over the past 11 seasons he has produced over 40 half hour episodes focusing on First Nations art, culture and politics. In 2009 he won both the National and Regional RTNDA Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Awards for his investigative story into black bear trophy hunting called Taan: Bears of Haida Gwaii. Pieter was promoted to Senior Producer position for First Story’s 12th season where his team both won the National and Regional RTNDA Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Awards for a story on First Nations resistance to the Olympics. He continued on as senior producer for First Story’s 13th season winning an RTNDA award for Grieving mother sculpture and Black Blood; where his team exposed oil spills in northern British Columbia that had not been cleaned up for 8 years. In 2008 Pieter went international, directing a documentary in Japan on the Ainu: Japans first indigenous peoples. Since 2007 he has been teaching documentary journalism at Capilano University. When he is not working for First Story he is a freelance producer for documentaries, current affair series, talk shows and corporate productions. Pieter is also a guest speaker, cameraman, photographer and musician. Pieter Romer believes in the power of "story" to change opinions, policies and lives. He continues to empower, inspire and create movements with his craft. He is a consummate professional and is dedicated to achieving excellence in all his endeavors.
2010/Senior Producer - Radio Television News Director Association Regional winner of the Trina McQueen award for Black Blood
2010/Producer - Radio Television News Director Association Regional winner of the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award for Grieving Mother Sculpture.
2009/Senior Producer - Radio Television News Director Association National & Regional winner of the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award for Olympic Resistance.
2008/Producer - Radio Television News Director Association National & Regional winner of the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award for Taan: Bears of Haida Gwaii
Cinematographer / DOP
My film credits on DOCspace.ca
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