Carla’s Work

Carla Bridgewater has always been attracted to producing television and corporate programming of social importance. Whether the goal is to change government policy, or to simply bring awareness to a particular issue, she has approached her work with people and their stories in mind.

A production has impact when it leaves the viewer with a message. It can be subtle or overt, but message is always the key. Simple images and music can convey a lasting image just as well as on-camera interviews and voiceover narration.

Each production Carla undertakes keeps the audience in mind. If the intended viewer doesn’t understand the message, communication is lost. As Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw once said,

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place”.

Communication only takes place when someone understands you, not because you are speaking.

Audience, style, content, look and feel – all of these elements come into play to make a successful production. It’s what we pay attention to. Carla ensures that clients get what they pay for, and that the final production hits the mark with the intended audience.

We found her to be very effective in meeting the unique needs of the clients and very empathetic in her dealings with the disabled community.
Eric Rice, Unit Manager, CTV Two

Portfolio

We respect our client’s privacy. Therefore, there are a large number of projects that aren’t mentioned on this website. Many of the projects we produce are intended for internal use, and some contain sensitive material. Out of respect for our clients we have chosen not to showcase these videos. Please contact Carla and let us know about your project requirements, and we can provide additional reference material.

United’s Creative Expression

United Active Living is transforming the experience of aging, and video is the perfect vehicle to convey emotion. We* created a series of seven videos that clearly captures the positive real-life results of a new […]

Star Alliance The Business Traveller

As an alliance of close to 30 airlines worldwide, Star Alliance, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, wanted to create a video that illustrates how easy it is for the business traveller to travel around the world […]

Art Market – Lori Steel

Art Market Art and Craft Sale is an annual event that starts the Christmas shopping season in Calgary. For more than 20 years, we’ve* created an extensive series of television commercials and in recent years […]

Tough to Swallow: Meals That Sparked a Seniors Revolt

For seniors, mealtimes are considered a highlight of the day, especially when that senior is in a government-run long-term care facility. But when the food is terrible, life for seniors can become unbearable and unhealthy. […]

Cowboy Hat Sizzle Reel

To a cowboy, a cowboy hat is almost sacred. To those on the outside, the cowboy hat represents a romantic way of life. This sizzle reel promotes a documentary titled “Don’t Mess With My Hat” […]

Banff World Media Awards

For eight years I* produced and/or directed the Banff World Media Awards “The Rockies”. Over the years the concept and number of Award shows changed, from two shows to three to five Award shows.

*(contracted by […]

Senior’s Meals

For seniors, meal time is often considered a highlight of the day, especially when that person is in a government-run retirement home. But when the food is terrible, life for seniors can become unpleasant. This […]

East Meets Western

East Meets Western is a tale of two cultures seemingly worlds apart and yet with many similarities steeped in tradition, culture and ethics. I* was contracted to produce, direct and write this one-hour TV documentary […]

The Indspire Awards

The Indspire Awards is an annual event that honours and celebrates the achievements of Indigenous people from across Canada. Each year a different Canadian city hosts the this national event and the Indspire Awards are […]

Code of the West

The country lifestyle is a dream for many people, a way to get away from the daily grind of the city. The stunning vistas of Southern Alberta is the backdrop for this Web documentary we* […]

Pow Wows, Partners and the Calgary Stampede

I* was contracted to produce, direct and write this award-winning one-hour TV documentary that focuses on the 100-year relationship between the Calgary Stampede and the Indian Village. It’s a relationship that is unique. The program […]

Canadian Country Music Awards

The CCMA’s is an annual event that celebrates the Canadian Country Music Industry. Each year a different Canadian city hosts the this national event and are broadcast nationally on ATPN and Global. Recently held in […]

Calgary Art Market

Art Market Art and Craft Sale is an annual event that starts the Christmas shopping season in Calgary. For more than 20 years, we’ve* created an extensive series of television commercials and in recent years […]

United’s Activities

United Active Living is transforming the experience of aging, and video is the perfect vehicle to convey emotion. We* created a series of seven videos that clearly captures the positive real-life results of a new […]

Learning Disabilities – Hidden Gifts

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There are over 200 different learning disabilities. They come in a variety of forms, and most often, they can go undiagnosed, leaving parents and children wondering why “Johnny isn’t performing well in school”. Learning Disabilities […]

Art Market – Rose Juisich

Art Market Art and Craft Sale is an annual event that starts the Christmas shopping season in Calgary. For more than 20 years, we’ve* created an extensive series of television commercials and in recent years […]

The Manor Village

The Manor Village by Statesman Homes is a group of a welcoming seniors homes focusing on high quality of life and community. I* was contracted to write and direct this high-end promotional video. Along with […]

Art Market – Gerardo Carisolio

Art Market Art and Craft Sale is an annual event that starts the Christmas shopping season in Calgary. For more than 20 years, we’ve* created an extensive series of television commercials and in recent years […]

An Evening with Oliver Stone – Banff Centre

The Banff Centre hosted a short series of live celebrity interviews. I* was contracted to direct this interview with Academy Award winning producer/director Oliver Stone for the large screens in the theatre. After the live […]

An Evening with Mikhail Baryshnikov – Banff Centre

The Banff Centre hosted a short series of live celebrity interviews. I* was contracted to direct this interview with one of the greatest ballet dancers in history, Mikhail Baryshnikov for the large screens in the […]

CCMA Holiday Special

Taking advantage of having Canadian Country Music royalty in one place the producers created the CCMA Holiday Special. This Christmas special was preformed before a live audience and then recorded for broadcast by the CBC, […]

Ismaili Muslims and the Calgary Stampede

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Each year during the Calgary Stampede, the Ismaili Muslim community in Calgary puts together one of the most talked-about Stampede breakfasts. But that’s not all. They enter a float into the parade each year, and […]

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We make work that matters

Carla Bridgewater is dedicated to making beautiful work of social significance. She offers a variety of services, from directing and producing, to narration and live events.
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