Steve Sxwithul’txw’s most recent television work is host and producer of the Leo Award winning APTN series Warrior Games. Steve is from the Penelakut Tribe located on Vancouver Island BC. He is owner of his own production company Kwassen Productions. Steve has held a number of professional roles including a former police officer, liquor inspector and news journalist.
Currently, Steve works for Island Health as the Coordinator of the Aboriginal Employment Program enhancing opportunities for Indigenous peoples to work in health careers.
With over 30 years of television experience, Patti brings to independent producers/directors and broadcasters the security of complete financing and management for their projects. Second Son Productions Inc., Patti’s company, oversees development and production through to post and delivery of the final project.
Patti’s role focuses on the creative financial supervision of production for the participating broadcaster and stakeholders as well as the critical selection and management of crew. Her most recent work includes acting as executive producer for the APTN youth show Warrior Games starring Steve Sxwithul’txw. A graduate of Capilano College’s rigorous Media Program, she has worked her way through the ranks in production coordination, management and all forms of producer titles. Stints in daytime television have provided Patti with strong connections to countless resources.In addition to this, she is proudly a part of the veteran production team that produces Variety – The Children’s Charity annual telethon “the Show of Hearts” for Shaw Media and assists in raising many millions of dollars for children with life limiting illnesses in British Columbia. Patti is the president of Second Son Productions Inc. and under this banner she devotes her expertise to collaboratively developing and creatively managing and financing television productions.
Patti’s favourite place to visit is any brew pub anywhere. And the greatest lesson elders have taught her is “never assume anything.”
Mary M. Frymire is Executive Director and Development Director at La Sirena Pictures Inc. With over 30 years experience in diverse genres, she has developed, directed and produced around 400 hours of production projects in over 75 countries, working in 4 different languages with fluency in Spanish.
Specializing in character-driven, documentary-based subjects, she draws on her cross-cultural experience when developing and directing engaging, visually evocative projects that tell compelling stories. Mary is a Film and Television graduate of Capilano University, and furthered
her craft at Simon Fraser University, The Banff Centre for the Arts, the London Film and Television School, UK. Currently Mary is pursuing her MA in Film with Raindance and Staffordhire University. Mary honed her filmmaking skills studying and working for several years in Europe, Latin America and Africa on both documentary and dramatic projects. Her work has been distributed by Lifetime TV, Travel and Escape, CBC,, Can West Global, Hallmark Channel USA, Life Discovery Canada, Discovery USA, Discovery, BBC and many other broadcasters.
Trina Sxwithul’txw is the production manager of Tribal Police Files and is a resident of Chemainus, BC. Trina has experience from behind and in front of the camera and brings with her over twenty years experience in First Nations communities.
As an actor, she has appeared in in a feature film called “Unnatural & Accidental” and secured a recurring role in “Da Vinci’s Inquest” before working behind the scenes with Kwassen Productions. Trina played an integral and successful role in docu-series Warrior Games. Trina is a professional in project management, governance, communication, human resources, planning, facilitation, research, negotiations, financial management, proposal writing and reporting. She has worked in education, governance, tribal councils, and treaty sectors. Trina has gained her experience through her work as an Administrator, Executive Director and Contractor in previous positions with the Naut’sa Mawt Tribal Council, Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, and numerous other first nations. Trina is a proud member of the Penelakut Tribe and is the mother of two wonderful children.
Jean Paetkau is the screenwriter and a key creative for Tribal Police Files. Her TV credits include a Leo Award for APTN’s Warrior Games. She has been writing for the stage and radio for many years. + MORE An associate producer with CBC radio in Victoria, she has also worked as a reporter. She contributed to The Main Ingredient, an award winning national radio program. Her writing credits include the Globe and Mail and Raven’s Eye, she and is currently working on her first novel. The greatest joy of her life is raising her two children. She would love to visit Denmark one day.
David Malysheff has over 25 years of extensive television production experience in film and broadcast video formats. David’s skill, energy, professional attitude and sense of humor are his mainstays. + MORE He has shot for hundreds of commercial, corporate and television program producers whose clients include: Starbucks, Nortel, Canadian Tire, and the BCMinistry of Tourism. David began his career at CHEK Television as a cinematographer for the commercial production department. In 1986, he co-founded PanVideo Productions where he produced, shot, and edited numerous television programs before launching Gamut Productions in 1992. His broadcast projects include Director of Photography on the travel series, “Best Places to Kiss”, which airs on the Travel Channel and WTN; Vision Television’s “Virtues, A Family Affair”, and the CTV documentary “Cake Night.” He is often found working as a camera operator for CBC National, CBC NewsWorld and Global.
Sandra Wong has a 17 year career background in design, marketing and development of new media. She is a social media strategist and has been an integral part of many award-winning TV and film productions including The New BeachCombers, CTV’s The Great Race and Spy Academy on YTV. Sandra was also a nomination finalist for Leader of the Year by Woman of Worth Awards in 2013.
Sandra is also co-founder of Lucky Lady Games, a game studio specializing in app development, game design and consulting. She is a certified Social Media Director and has launched apps that debuted at number one in its category and in the top 100 in appStore. Sandra has worked on over 100 digital media projects for a range of formats including documentaries, drama series and games with some enjoying traffic numbers in the millions.
Lynne Bennett is the Digital Media Content Producer for Tribal Police Files. With over 15 years of editing and digital content creation, Lynne has specialized in the casino and gaming industry before diving into television media. + MORE Previously online Canadian editor for PokerPro media group, content manager for Lucky Lady Games, writer and social media manager are just a few of her most recent projects and credits. Lynne has also created numerous social media campaigns for small and large companies, keeping up with new and trending strategies. Passionate about creating online communities to engage and assist people with online, while recently visiting Lillooet, Lynne describes the area as “The most beautiful scenic view in all of Canada!”
Pieter Romer is Nisga’a & Frisian who comes from a family of seafarers. He is an award-winning documentary Producer, Director and Writer with 15 years in television and corporate productions.
He is the former Senior Producer of the highly acclaimed aboriginal current affair series, CTV First Story and the former Executive Producer for APTN’s News & Current Affairs in Western Canada. He is also the co-owner of First Story Media. His awards include awards include several RTDNA’s. Pieter’s first job was as a fisherman, and his favourite place to visit is Rome, Italy. His spirit animal is a wolf, and the greatest lesson his elders taught his is to never give up.