YOUNG MASTERS (documentary, 43 mins., 2010) follows the intense journey of three Canadian skill champions who train and compete for the gold medal at the 40th WorldSkills Competition. WATCH THE TRAILER
In honor of Canada winning the bid to host the 2009 WorldSkills Competition in Calgary, the documentary YOUNG MASTERS was produced in partnership with Skills Canada, as a legacy item for this monumental event, the largest since the 1988 Winter Olympics.
The film has been distributed to over 500 schools throughout Alberta, and was shown at The Premier's Luncheon, Opening Ceremonies, and the WorldSkills One-Year Legacy Event in 2010.
Although destined for the podium as masters in their respective trades of autobody repair, painting, and IT, the 3 competitors in YOUNG MASTERS reveal how they are often treated like second-class citizens because of their vocation. In a society that values the head over the hands, university over college, and white collar over blue, can these young people also prove to be masters of their own futures?
Cast: Devon DeBoer, Matt Chadder, Tiffany Vandermey
Camera: Brian Batisa, Noel Begin, Lisa Fryklund, Roger Vernon, Craig Wrobleski
Editor: Brian Batista, Punam Kumar Gill
SAIT Film & Video student-interns: Clayton Budd, Karen Brothers, Krista Powell, Jaime Wensley
Music: Mike Shields
Writer, Producer, Director: Punam Kumar Gill