Port Alberni was once a booming mill town that was among the wealthiest in Canada. This new film project with Telus Optik Local captures the compelling stories of locals as they reflect on the past and reimagine their future. 


Thanks to our mentor Ben West for making this happen for Port Alberni, to filmmaker Thomas Buchan, Assistant Aaron Colyn, and to Telus Optik Local for supporting this project!  TELUS Optik Local supports compelling, original stories told by filmmakers from BC and Alberta by providing production funding, training and exposure to new audiences.