Director and Writer, “Cracking Cancer”
Judith is an award-winning director, writer, showrunner, and producer whose work spotlights the drama, comedy and competition of real life. Her work has aired on CBC, History Television, CTV, Bravo, TLC and has been syndicated all over the world.
Judith’s most recent documentary, Cowboy Up, airs on CBC Television in early 2016. Her documentary about British Columbia’s conjoined twins, Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body, debuted on CBC in 2014 and has since been broadcast around the world. Judith was producer, director and writer of the documentary, produced with Entertainment One Television for CBC’s Doc Zone. The program was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Screen Award, and a Realscreen Award in the Non-Fiction – Science & Technology category.
Judith has directed and produced in diverse and challenging locations including the High Arctic, Liberia, rural Kenya, and across Japan, Europe, and North America. Science and health-related stories have included xenotransplantation, anti-drug vaccines, HIV, female genital mutilation, and pollution and reproductive health. She has interviewed hundreds of people including renowned artists, top scientists, international figures and village locals. Interview subjects include Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Cecilia Bartoli, Umberto Eco and Stephen King. In 2008 she received a Kaiser Fellowship for Global Health Reporting, a competitive international journalism fellowship awarded to 13 people from around the world.
Judith holds an MA in Political Science from York University, a Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies from Concordia University and a BA in English from the University of Victoria. She has taught documentary television production at Seneca College, York University, and the Vancouver Film School. She’s been appointed the 2017 Harvey S. Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction at the University of Victoria.