Site Media is a creative presence in Canada's documentary and short film community with a passion for making high quality films on art, culture and biography. Founded by Katherine Knight and David Craig in 2006, Site Media Inc. made an immediate impact with its first film Annie Pootoogook commissioned by Bravo Canada and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. This was followed by a one-hour documentary, Pretend Not To See Me: The Art of Colette Urban (2009) funded by the Canada Council. In 2010 it completed Kinngait: Riding Light Into the World, for Bravo, Knowledge, TVOntario and APTN. KOOP about Winnipeg based artist Wanda Koop was the opening gala film of the 2011 Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto. In 2013 Spring & Arnaud about artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs premiered at Hot Docs 2013 where it was a Top Ten Audience Favorite. Site Media's most recent film, Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island premiered at Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art in 2015 where it won the award for Best Canadian Film and went on to be an award winning film at the Atlantic Film Festival in Nova Scotia the same year. It has since gone on to have multiple festival screenings around the world and has been broadcast on TVO, Knowledge, AVROTROS (Netherlands), SVT (Sweden) and CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.
Katherine Knight is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at York University in Toronto and an award-winning photographer known for evocative landscape based photographic works with a strong narrative atmosphere. Prior to co-founding Site Media, David W. Craig’s career in creative arts management and media production included positions as head of the media arts at the Ontario Arts Council and as a business analyst at Telefilm Canada.
Site Media's films are distributed by McNabb & Connolly (Canada), VTape, First Run Features and Kanopy.
Katherine Knight established Site Media Inc. with partner David Craig in 2006 with the goal of creating documentaries on Canadian art and artists. Site Media has produced six films including “Annie Pootoogook” directed by Marcia Connolly and “Kinngait: Riding Light into the World”, directed by Annette Mangaard. In 2009 Knight directed, “Pretend Not To See Me,” which received Special Mention at the Ecofilm Festival, 2010 in Rhodos, Greece. Knight’s film, KOOP, about Winnipeg Artist Wanda Koop, was the gala night selection for Reel Artist Film Festival, Toronto, February 2011. With Marcia Connolly, Knight has directed the feature documentary, Spring & Arnaud, 2013 and Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, 2015.
Katherine Knight is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Art at York University where she teaches photography. Katherine received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1980 and her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 1984. In 2000 she received the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in recognition of excellence in photography. From 1996-2000 Katherine was the Dean of Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, 2015, Director with Marcia Connolly, Producer
Spring & Arnaud, 2013, 62 mins.Director with Marcia Connolly, Producer
KOOP, 2011, 48 minutes, Director & Producer
Pretend Not To See Me, 2010, 45 minutes, Director & Producer
Marcia Connolly is an award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer and video journalist. In response to Connolly’s documentary on artist Annie Pootoogook, Atom Egoyan stated, “Her camera has found a beautiful way of implicating itself into Pootoogook’s community in Cape Dorset, creating an intimacy and sense of spiritual kinship which is profoundly touching and rare.”
Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, 2015, 52 mins., Director with Katherine Knight, Cinematographer
Spring & Arnaud, 2013, 70 mins., Director with K. Knight, Cinematographer, Producer
Ghost Noise, 2010, 23 minutes, Director & Producer
Landscape – People: An Exquisite Corpse, 2008, 3 minutes, 16mm
Annie Pootoogook, 2006, 24 mins. Director, Produced by Site Media Inc.
Helen’s Inheritance, 1997, 12 minutes, 16mm, Director & Producer
The Skating Party, 1996, 16 minutes, 16mm, Director
Connolly’s independent films have shown internationally and nationally including at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Toronto International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Smithsonian Institute and at the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. Ghost Noise received the 2010 Lodestar Award for Best Canadian or International film at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival and Jury’s Choice First Prize at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival.
Winner: Best Atlantic Cinematography, Atlantic Film Festival 2015
David Craig is co-founder of Site Media Inc. and a producer on all its films. Prior to Site Media, he worked at Telefilm Canada where was the lead analyst for many projects by Canada’s top producers including Epitome Pictures’ Degrassi: The Next Generation and projects undertaken by Igloolik Isuma including The Journals of Knud Rassmussen and Before Tomorrow.
In 2005 while at Telefilm he was awarded the Ajjiit Nunavut Media Association Industry Recognition Award for his work with producers from Nunavut.
He entered the film and television industry working on the feature film Life Classes, produced and directed by William D. MacGillivray. He continued working with MacGillivray’s company Picture Plant Ltd. as researcher and coordinator for the feature documentary I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art. In 1988 Craig was appointed Film, Photography and Video Officer for the Ontario Arts Council
Annie Pootoogook, 2006, Producer
Pretend Not To See Me, 2010, Producer
Kinngait: Riding Light Into the World, 2010, Producer
KOOP, 2011, Producer
Spring & Arnaud, 2013, Producer
Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island 2014, Producer, Story Editor