Tanya Maryniak - Director / Editor
Tanya is intrigued by projects that show the power of the human spirit, and creates films that inspire change, fill you with emotion or enlighten you on a topic. She is known for her ability to craft compelling stories, and inject creative touches that add intrigue to a topic.
Her wide range of credits include feature documentaries, doc series, television, music videos and corporate videos. Her work has aired on CBC, Bravo! Television, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Knowledge Network, W Network, Animal Planet, Muchmusic, Outdoor Life Network and Global Television and screened at a variety of festivals worldwide including Toronto International Film Festival. She was nominated for a Leo for her work on Academy award winner John Zaritsky's Wild Horse Redemption.
Tanya graduated from Ryerson with a degree in new media and then continued on to produce, direct and edit music videos, corporate videos and dance films. She then migrated to the documentary world seeking stories that needed a voice. Her own films have taken her to The Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Mexico, Cambodia and Haiti and have helped raise over $3 million for development work worldwide. She credits her travels for creating a diverse perspective which enables her to deliver honest, compelling stories.