Music producer sets sights on video with fundraising campaign

Vancouver musician/producer Reid Hendry is in the midst of a campaign to raise fund for a music video. Photo courtesy Reid Hendry.

Vancouver musician/producer Reid Hendry is in the midst of a campaign to raise fund for a music video. Photo courtesy Reid Hendry.

Reid Hendry is a musician and producer working on launching his career in Vancouver. Originally from Acton, Ontario, Hendry plays in a duo called Watasun and has accompanied artists such as Vancouver singer/songwriter Wanting. Recently, he completed a 10-song album of upbeat instrumental world music. To bring more attention to the release, which he’s recorded under the name re-ID, Hendry has launched a fundraising campaign to make a video for the album’s first single, Clockwork. We talked to the young artist about his career, his new music project and the fundraising campaign, which ends Jan. 26.

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Music producer sets sights on video with fundraising campaign

Featured Vancouverites: Don Williams and Tak Yukawa

Don Williams and Tak Yukawa

Hometown:
Don Williams: The small town of Quesnel, British Columbia
Tak Yukawa: Richmond, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite? 
DW: 15 years
TY: I’ve been a Vancouverite for 15 years as well.

Occupation:
DW: As a co-founder of Free Agency Creative, I have been working in the creative field for almost 20 years. My desire at Free Agency is to bridge the gap between business objectives and creative strategy through the effective writing of brand messaging platforms. I am also responsible for business development, in a diverse range of industry verticals that include technology, outerwear, event marketing and real estate. As a company, our ability to engage our clients in a collaborative process and bring strategic thinking to progressive design has been essential to Free Agency’s success.

Additionally, I am a sessional faculty member at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the design degree program. Emily Carr has worked with both Tak and I to create a co-teaching environment that allows students to develop their senior thesis projects under both our direction. Recently, the university has asked Tak and I to bring our creative business philosophy to the Professional Practice Management class. Our relationship with the University has been an important part of our development. It has given us an opportunity to nurture young Vancouver talent and we’ve been able to bring the best of this talent to Free Agency to continue their growth as designers. Free Agency has also engaged in partnership with Emily Carr that allows students to apply their research findings to real world projects.

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Featured Vancouverites: Don Williams and Tak Yukawa

Featured Vancouverite: Clayton Pettifer

Clayton Pettifer

Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite? Born and Raised (35 Years)

Occupation:
I am the Senior Chef for the Cactus Restaurant Group, currently overseeing our newest and largest location at the Jack Poole Plaza in Coal Harbour.

Best place to shop for foodie related items in Vancouver:
We’re really luck in Vancouver to have a dynamic food scene with great vendors. Some of my favourites include Granville Island for fresh vegetables and fruit, seafood and bread; Save on Meats for steaks, ribs and in-house-made sausages; and Bosa Foods for any cheese, pasta and unique Italian ingredients.

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Featured Vancouverite: Clayton Pettifer

Featured Vancouverite: Robert Lynds

Robert Lynds, Photography by Andrew Csinger

Hometown:  St. Catharine’s, Ontario

How long have you been a Vancouverite? Since 1989, so 24 years total.

Occupation:
I am a Renaissance  man, a Founder of Dojang Martial Arts Clubs, Director of Leo Koo Gallery, Creator of the Think Certus program and visual artist.

Best way to break into the local creative scene:
I attend art openings in the city — we have a lot of talented individuals both locally and nationally, as well as internationally. Every month, the Leo Koo Gallery also has art openings with either a solo exhibition or a group exhibition.

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Featured Vancouverite: Robert Lynds

My Vancouver – Then & Now: TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN

Photo:  Terry David Mulligan

Terry David Mulligan, veteran radio and TV broadcaster, actor and wine connoisseur.
Photo: Terry David Mulligan

My Vancouver – Then & Now Series

As one of the most desirable cities in the world in which to live, Vancouver has played a pivotal role in the destinies of many athletes, performers and creative minds. Whether as a stepping stone at the beginning of their long careers (Academy Award –winner Jim Erickson); a safe harbour for immigrants to start again (Prima Ballerina, Chan Hon Goh ) or reaching the pinnacle of their life’s work here ( NHL’s ‘Captain Canuck’, Trevor Linden, ) the celebrated personalities of this new Inside Vancouver Series by Laura Goldstein, all have one thing in common: MY VANCOUVER THEN & NOW is immeasurably in their hearts.


It seems Vancouver’s Terry David Mulligan has lived multiple lifetimes with hundreds of yarns to prove it. From Royal Canadian Mountie to eclectic radio host; film and television actor; 14-year Western correspondent and VJ for Citytv’s MuchMusic then host of MuchWest; author and wine connoisseur.

“I’ve interviewed almost everyone,” quips Mulligan matter-of-factly and immediately jumps into a barrage of great anecdotes and juicy trivia. “I had a great working relationship with Janis Joplin. She’d break out the bourbon in a taped interview – drink me under the table- but I’d get so drunk I could only use the first half of the interview!” he admits.

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My Vancouver – Then & Now: TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN