Doc Films

Since the inception of The Wandering Island in 2017, Calgary/Montreal-based documentary filmmaker Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi has followed the project unfolding on Elbow Island Park, building an archive across time to supplement the purposefully slow experience of art unfolding on Elbow Island Park. His films capture intimate, practical, process-oriented accounts of artists discussing the concepts and designs behind their work.

Below is a repository of Ramin’s short documentaries to date, with more to be released over the coming months. Stay tuned!

An introduction to The Wandering Island through Guiding Artists Caitlind r.c. Brown, Wayne Garrett, and Lane Shordee
An account of artworks integrated into the rock ford, by artists Lane Shordee and Kablusiak
More about the stairs on The Wandering Island, designed by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
The making of Bridging Whirlds, a bench by Laura & Michael Hosalu
The making of Late Lunch by Jeremy Pavka & Sean Procyk
The making of the Sun Chairs by Susan Clarahan & Joel Staples

Wandering Island Documentary Filmmaker

Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi is a Calgary/Montreal based Filmmaker. He has directed and produced over 400 projects as the creative director of Nur Films, including everything from experimental art installations and documentary work, to broadcast commercial and music videos, as well as a slew of short films. Inspired by all that is visually stunning and stories not often told, Ramin’s interests vary but his mindset is always tainted with an indie sensibility that favours storytelling.

Assistant Shooter

Kara Artym is a cinematographer and filmmaker from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Film and Video program with Honours in 2010, and has been working in the local film and video industry ever since. Her career started in the local corporate and commercial sector, and has since evolved to include work on short films, web series, music videos, documentaries and feature films. She is passionate about working on content that can invoke social change and to question the status quo. Her work with non-profit organisations have taken her across the world, and is a core component of her work in Calgary. Capturing the world through the lens of a camera has always been her preferred method of storytelling, and her adventurous spirit is a complementary trait for her creative exploits.