Producer Panel Series Panelist Biographies



Tara Hungerford

Creator, Producer and Director Tara Hungerford is known for Scout & The Gumboot Kids (CBC), A Window Looking In (Knowledge) and the Space Suite Series (Knowledge).

Over the past 18 years, Tara has built an award winning filmmaking portfolio with over 250 credits in documentary, television series, music videos, short films and music videos. With her husband Eric Hogan, they are Creators, Showrunners and lead Imagine Create Media Inc. They live in Vancouver, BC with their two children.

She is a sought after Producer and Director known for her creative leadership in aesthetics and storytelling. Her work has earned 6 Leo Awards (directing, writing, program, production design), multiple Golden Sheaf Awards (best program) the Kodak Spotlight Directing Award (female director) and multiple Canadian Screen Award Nominations (best program, best production design).

With her partner, Eric Hogan, they created the hit series, Scout & The Gumboot Kids, for CBC Kids (currently in production on season 3). They are also in production on three new series', "Daisy & The Gumboot Kids", "Jessie & The Gumboot Kids" and the TVO Kids & Knowledge series "I Love".


Jayme Pfahl



Jayme Pfahl has been involved in the film industry for almost 25 years. With a background in theatre marketing and publicity, he is a versatile and skillful manager of both people and money, as well as having a keen creative eye. Jayme has extensive Producer credits ranging from comedy to drama and from feature films to documentary and reality-based television.

As Executive Producer, Jayme helmed Fancy a ½ hour comedy Pilot for CBC, a black comedy Pilot Pure Evil for Showcase and Happyland a comedy special for CBC. Additionally, Jayme Executive Produced The Cult, a one hour pilot also for CBC and ITV / Granada, the documentary features K-9 Corrections and MockStars, the feature Moving Malcolm written and directed Benjamin Ratner and starring Elizabeth Berkley and John Neville, and the 10 part miniseries Terminal City (CHUM/The Movie Network/Movie Central/Channel 4 International).

He produced the highly successful reality television series No Boundaries (Global Television/The WB Network). And as Associate Producer on the television movies Other Women's Children (ABC Productions), and Frostfire (CBC/Alliance). He has also acted as Co-Producer on three television movies for ABC/Lifetime, and Produced the television movie Beauty’s Revenge (NBC). He was Executive Producer on the feature film Naked Frailties, Co-Producer on Marine Life, a feature staring Cybil Sheppard and was the Supervising Producer on the Discovery Channel’s 13 hour documentary series Storm Warning as well as on several other series and six one-hour specials for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel.

He produced the Merging Media Conference which explored the disruption of the traditional distribution models and having a focus on online content. Previous to that, Jayme was the COO for Rachis Wine Assessment developing a multi-device application, which replicates the wine tasting experience and creates a recommendation engine for the taster.

Currently, Jayme has taken on a teaching position at Vancouver Film School (VFS) and is Senior Instructor for the Film Production curriculum.


Erica Landrock




Erica Landrock produced and co-directed the documentary Rise of the eSports Hero, that premiered nationally on Global Television and Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia, a three-part documentary series that she produced and co-wrote that premiered on Knowledge Network. Both projects have received multiple awards including best documentary & documentary series.

On the narrative side, Erica produced the short film Sad Bear (2010), which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. She associate produced the mockumentary feature film Sunflower Hour (2010) which premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, winning the Forum of Independents, Independent Camera Award. Erica produced Intemperance (2014), a short film directed by Lisa Jackson which premiered at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival and Lucy Dies (2017) a short film written by Andrea Bang.

Erica is currently the Supervising Producer at Knowledge Network, overseeing the production of a historical documentary mini-series and 150 short films for British Columbia’s sesquicentennial in 2021.

Erica is an alumni of the Bell Media Executive Producer Accelerator Lab, the National Screen Institute Totally TV program, CTV National fellowship program and is a recipient of the Shaw Media Hot Docs Rendezvous Pitch Prize. Erica received her undergraduate degree from Ryerson University’s Radio & Television Arts program and a certificate in Entertainment Administration from the University of British Columbia.


Amanda Verhagen




Amanda Verhagen is an ambitious independent film producer with a BFA from The University of Victoria in Theatre Production Management. She produced the 7-time Leo Award winning Telefilm feature THE DEVOUT, among a multitude of well-received short films. THE DEVOUT recently won the Grand Jury Prize at the Dieppe Canadian Film Festival and was selected for the Perspective Canada screening at the Marche Du Film during the Cannes Film Festival, where her short ATALANTA, also screened in the Telefilm Not Short on Talent Program. Amanda is also active in the production department of the Vancouver production service industry for TV series and features. Her credits include Warner Brother Television's THE FLASH, MGM Studio's EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, and most recently Point Grey Pictures/Netflix's GAME OVER, MAN staring Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson of Workaholics. In the commercial sector, Amanda is known for producing impactful spots for local companies as well as working in production for wider brands. She has multiple feature films in development and was recently selected as one of six producers to attend the Whistler Film Festival's Project Lab for development of the female ensemble comedy PARTY FAVOUR.



Patti Poskitt

Patti Poskitt 

With over 30 years of production experience, Patti brings to independent producers/directors and broadcasters the security of complete financing and management for their projects. Her company, Second Son Productions Inc., oversees all aspects of development, production, post and delivery of the final project.

Patti focuses on the financial supervision of production as well as the selection and management of crew. Patti manages production scheduling, business affairs and bank financing. Other services include budget management, production cost reporting, and film tax credit and funding applications and production audit preparation.

See for resumes on Patti and her team as well as the company profile.

Patti Poskitt has extensive experience in all aspects of production. A graduate of Capilano College's rigorous Media Program, she has worked her way through the ranks in production coordination, management and all forms of producer titles. Stints in daytime television have provided Patti with strong connections to countless resources. She has numerous credits in all genres of programming but prefers to focus on award-winning one-off documentaries doc series and music specials and now, independent feature films.

For over 18 years, she has been a part of the veteran production team that produces Variety – The Children’s Charity annual televised “the Show of Hearts” assisting in raising many millions of dollars for children with life-limiting illnesses in British Columbia. Patti is also on the faculty at the Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts as a part-time instructor for independent line and production management.