Melanie is a Vancouver filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced a wide variety of documentary programs for the CBC and others. Most recently, she directed and co-wrote To the Rescue and Weather Gone Wild for Dreamfilm. Other recent documentaries include Foncie’s Photos, using snapshots of one street photographer to trace a timeline through the heart of Vancouver, Liberia ’77 (Platinum and Critic’s Choice awards, Worldfest Houston) an adventure in photography, memory, and culpability in that war torn African country, and Carbon Hunters about emerging world carbon emissions markets. Her film School of Secrets, about girls who were told to keep secret their sexual relationship with their male teacher, won Best Documentary at the Gracie Allen Awards, New York, and the Remi Award for Documentary, Houston International Film Festival. Melanie has also produced and directed two documentaries on the borderlands between the internet and the human spirit: A Stranger In Our Home, about internet child sex predators and O.com, about cybersex addiction. O.com won awards at New York Festivals, Worldfest Houston and was selected for the Montreal Film Festival. Wood’s previous documentary credits include To Have and To Hold, profiling the victims of stalkers; The Sweet Assassin, which reveals the devastating effects of diabetes on First Nations; On Wings and Dreams: The Men Who Built Canada’s Airlines; and Chasing The Cure: Brett Finlay, Man Against Microbe.