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Use the Alphabet bellow to locate your VRSC Researcher by their Last Name. Or you can also use the Filter Search below to find a VRSC Researcher by Project Type, Research Type, Subject Area and Language.


  
127 Visual Researchers
Melissa James
City Vancouver

Project Type Documentary, Feature Films, Dramatic Television, Factual Series, Advertising, Web Content
Research Type All Types
Subject Areas Politics Current Affairs, Food, Biography, Human Rights, Science Environment, Popular Culture, Arts Culture, Nature, Crime, Music, Sports
Languages English, French

About My Work I bring over 10 years experience in archive producing, visual research, editorial research and music licensing for film and TV. Most recently I was the archive producer on SATAN WANTS YOU (CBC) which premiered at SXSW, as well as I'M JUST HERE FOR THE RIOT (ESPN 30 for 30) which premiered at Hot Docs. Other projects include the 2021 Hot Docs audience award winner Someone Like Me (NFB), the 2019 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Feature Documentary LETTER FROM MASANJIA (2018), the true crime series THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (OWN/ID 2008-2011). I have extensive experience tracking down and clearing archival materials from across North America and the UK including from law enforcement, public archives, libraries and news media. I am also passionate about visual and music research and offer creative consulting services.
Pierre-Alexis Jasmin
City Montreal

Project Type Documentary, Museum Exhibitions, Web Content
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Licensing, Editorial Research
Subject Areas History Canadian, History American, Biography, Popular Culture, Arts And Culture, Music, Social Studies, Health And Medicine, Sports, Agriculture
Languages English, French, Spanish

Sookie Jespersen
City Vancouver
Project Type Documentary
Research Type Licensing
Subject Areas Food
About My Work I began doing visual research in 2006 working on docu-dramas about historical events and true crime. Since then I have worked on visual research for the displays at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights as well several documentaries about NASA, science, the environment, natural disasters and rescue missions. My work has led me to international archives and to unearth 'never before seen footage' of well-known historical events. My most recent project, After The Storm, on Crave, focused on the BC floods of 2021 and featured a wide-range of new and compelling amateur and professional footage.
Sookie Jespersen
City Vancouver
Project Type Documentary, Feature Films, Dramatic Television, Factual Series, Advertising, Museum Exhibitions, Web Content
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Music Clearances, Talent Clearances, Trademark Clearances, Licensing, Project Management, Editorial Research
Subject Areas History World, Politics Current Affairs, Biography, Geography, Human Rights, Science Environment, Popular Culture, Arts Culture, Nature, Crime, Music, Architecture, Health Medicine, Business Law, First Nations Issues, Agriculture
Languages English, French, Other
About My Work Sookie has worked on a variety of shows as Producer, Writer, Visual Researcher and Casting Director. Recently, a limited series she developed, After The Storm, had her digging deep to find footage and stories of those affected by the BC floods. It was broadcast on Discovery and Crave in 2022.