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Burning Water

A film by Cameron Esler and Tadzio Richards

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Creative Team Bios

Cameron Esler


Writer / Director - D.O.P

Cameron Esler co-wrote and co-directed with Tadzio Richards the documentary film BURNING WATER. He directed The Bather (Bravo) which has won awards and been screened at festivals around the world. He edited the Gemini Award winning Live at the Rehearsal Hall. He shot and edited episodes of the Literature Alive documentary series (Bravo and Omni). Cameron shot and edited Between Midnight and the Rooster’s Crow (R.D.I/C.B.C Country Canada). It won Best Canadian mid-length Documentary at Hot Docs and the Audience Award at the RIDM. Recently, Cameron edited the feature length documentary Super Amigos (Documentary Channel), he was co-D.O.P on City Idol (documentary channel), and has just finished editing Tally Abecassis’s documentary Think Big.

Tadzio Richards


Writer / Director

Tadzio Richards is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in Calgary, Tadzio’s feature article, Burning Water, (Maisonneuve magazine) is a key inspiration for the documentary film BURNING WATER, , which he co-wrote and directed with Cameron Esler. His article “Burning Water” won the 2008 National Magazine Gold Award for best Investigative Journalism and Silver for best Science and Technology article. For several years he’s worked as a field producer, writer, story editor, and researcher with Canadian Geographic Presents, (Discovery). Tadzio has worked on docs in Alaska, Siberia, the Arctic, and all across North America. Tadzio worked as field producer on ZDF’s Search for the Coast Wolf, (best German production 2007 NaturVision).