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Bonnie Thompson is a veteran Canadian media producer and owner of Dreaming Bird Productions in Edmonton. She worked with the National Film Board of Canada for many years in marketing and with training programs, followed by 17 years as a producer on over 80 productions with Alberta and Canadian filmmakers and producers, on a slate of documentary, interactive, and animation projects.

Bonnie’s productions have been broadcast on national television (including CBC, History, Doc Channel, SuperChannel, Discovery, and APTN) as well as international television (including NHK, PBS, CCT). Her productions have also screened on the web (including Netfilx,, and iTunes) and at festivals in Canada and around the world, garnering many prestigious awards including AMPIA, Webby, Gemini, Genie, and Canadian Screen Academy nominations and awards, as well as a nomination for an Academy Award.

A recent highlight is the feature documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Tasha Hubbard, director) which was selected as the opening film at Hot Docs 2019. It won the Best Canadian feature documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2020 among many festival screenings and awards. It has been versioned for television for CBC and APTN.