Chelsea Turner - Producer
Chelsea is a documentary film producer and director based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has worked with River Road Films since 2011, and is the daughter of company co-founders Jeff and Sue Turner.
Chelsea is currently producing a one-hour documentary film for the CBC’s miniseries “Wild Canadian Weather”. This five-episode series, slated for release in 2020, explores how Canada’s landscapes, wildlife and people have been shaped by four key weather elements: Wind, Rain, Sun and Cold.
From 2016 to 2019 Chelsea worked as the assistant producer on the IMAX film “Great Bear Rainforest”, which received a worldwide theatrical release. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds and featuring a score by Hans Zimmer, this critically acclaimed film won Best Youth Film at Jackson Wild 2019 and Best Cinematography at the Giant Screen Cinema Association Awards 2019.
From 2015 to 2017, Chelsea worked as an assistant producer for the CBC Television series "The Wild Canadian Year", a five-part legacy series that explores Canada's extraordinary wildlife through the lens of its four distinct seasons. She also co-wrote and co-produced the "Summer" episode of "The Wild Canadian Year", and helped create much of the digital content for the interactive website that accompanies the series. “The Wild Canadian Year” was honoured with winning Best Science / Nature Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2017.
In 2015, she co-produced a one-hour documentary, "Spirit Bear Family", for the CBC and BBC. This film follows the fabled animal known as the Spirit Bear, a rare white-furred black bear, through a year in its life in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia.
From 2011 to 2014, she worked as a researcher and director for a major documentary television series for the CBC, Eden Channel and Terra Mater called "Wild Canada", which blended wildlife stories with dramatic re-enactments from Canadian history. She also contributed to the "Wild Canada" App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, a visually stunning and interactive digital book.