The Twitch Team

Cindy Bisaillon
Chris Romeike
Tina Hahn

Tina Hahn, Producer

Tina Hahn is the founder of Symmetree Media, a unique producer of programming that incorporates nature and spirituality with a multi-cultural perspective. She has produced and edited Life’s a Twitch, a half-hour documentary celebrating difference through a profile of Duncan McKinlay in collaboration with Cindy Bisaillon who was the film’s director. Life’s a Twitch was awarded an Al Waxman Calling Card from the Ontario Media Development Corporation and TVOntario and has recently been selected to have its world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. In 2000, she produced Passionate Involvement, a one-hour documentary, in association with ASpace Gallery to document CAB2000, capturing the passion of the community arts process through a diverse range of communities and artists.

Symmetree has works in partnership with a number of organizations. The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada is so impressed by Life’s A Twitch, they have asked us to create three public service announcements for them. We are developing projects as well with the South Riverdale Community Health Centre, the Trillium Health Centre and Scadding Court Community Centre. In 2001, we supervised the post-production and video design for two videos on cervical cancer for Mandarin speaking women for Scadding Court.

In 1999, we produced Made in Canada in association with Pangaea New Media for Kodak Canada, a straight to the web video documentation of a breast-cancer fundraiser that launched Bryan Adams’ book of photographs of the same name. Tina was also commissioned to create a work for a month-long video installation at the Art Gallery of Hamilton for courage: ten years after l’école polytechnique. It’s as easy as breathing was a personal reflection on the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

Over the past few years, we have also served as the in-house editor for

Focus Productions who produces videos for the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation, Worker’s Health and Safety Centre, among others.

Occasional Outburst Video Associates who have just completed a series of bicycle safety training videos aimed at commercial vehicle drivers.

Sierra Leone Canada Watch who return to Sierra Leone every year and produce an annual video report.

Tina Hahn has worked for the National Film Board of Canada and for independent filmmakers such as Christa Singer, Judy Jackson and Geeta Sondhi. She was the Artistic Director of Wide Focus a conference organized by the Diversi Film and Video Fund. She is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Trinity Square Video. She has also worked as a software designer for Interactive Image Technologies.

Before being awarded the Al Waxman Calling Card, she was chosen for the OFDC Hot Docs Market Mentorship program in 2000. It was at this time that she met Cindy Bisaillon, and their creative partnership began. Healing at Lac Ste. Anne will be their second collaboration. Healing has been pre-licensed by Rough Cuts on CBC Newsworld, and APTN.