OSIF is governed by an artist-run board of directors. We use the management board model for governing and directing the activities of the organization. The board meets monthly and is actively involved with the society's membership and programming. The Board's duties are to uphold the society's constitution and bylaws, and support the mandate of the organization.
Chelsea Jade McEvoy is an award winning film director and producer, residing in the Okanagan Valley. Graduating Confederation College’s Film Program in 2011, Chelsea got her start in the industry as a Training Assistant Director on big budget features. Focusing on community engagement and stories that matter, Chelsea has directed several documentaries and short films that focus on the human condition. When she’s not in the director’s chair you can find her behind the lens, an editing station or a pen. Her films will make you laugh, cry and more importantly think. What’s next for Chelsea? She plans to stay focused on her directing career, easing into narrative features and documentary work. “I hope to entertain while changing people’s perspectives and ideas”
Erin is an active member of the Independent Film Community as a screenwriter and producer. Most recently, a film she co-wrote and was an associate Producer for (The Sinners) received 5 Leo nominations, and currently appears on all platforms. She currently has several films is pre-production and won dozens of awards as a screenwriter or filmmaker.
Secretary / Treasurer
Kelly is an award winning filmmaker & cinematographer; and a long time supporter of OSIF and the local independent film community.
When he’s not winning awards, and saving dying puppies, Kelly enjoys creating films with his friends, blowing his money on camera gear, & jamming on the guitar. Originally from the Kootenays, Kelly moved to Kelowna in 2003 and has been an active member of the local film community ever since. Always a familiar face on set, Kelly has directed and produced several of his own short films and web series, and has worked on hundreds of video and film projects, in both the creative and commercial industry over the years.
Director at Large
Ryan Tebbutt is a filmmaker & owner of Edge Digital Media Inc. based out of Kelowna, British Columbia. He has been in the industry for 15 years has worked in a variety of mediums including; feature films, feature documentaries, television and commercials. Formerly working with Pyramid Productions out of Calgary, AB and now working with his production company Ryan has produced and directed multiple award-winning films and is dedicated to telling stories that matter.
A long time supporter of the local film scene, Ryan is also a past OSIF president (2014) and two time Horrorfest Winner. You can find Ryan grinding away most days on his edit suite or filming for clients around the Okanagan.
Director at Large
Originally from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Tyler Messervey is a writer and filmmaker who is focused on mixing genres and exploring developing technologies. By using the resources and environments around him, Tyler aims to create natural, engaging films that offer a look inside his endlessly spinning mind. He is excited to be working with OSIF and helping build a strong, supportive film community.
Director at Large
Matt was born and raised down in the Fraser Valley until he made his move to the Okanagan in 2002. Since living in the Okanagan, Matt has run several acting programs teaching over a 1,000 students. On top of teaching, Matt works as an actor and director.
Matt started acting on stage at a young age and kept with it. He has studied under the tutelage of Bev Holmes, Scott Swan, Cheryl Matheson, Allan Lysell and Matthew Harrison. Matt also studied for his BFA at UBC-O majoring in Film, Sculpture and Creative Writing.
His credits range from different theatre companies to various independent/professional film roles to music videos (both directed and acted). Brown has appeared on stage in over 50 live productions and has been in over 30 amateur/indie/professional films.