About HSP

Filming at Blackfoot Crossing where Treaty 7 was signed

Hidden Story Productions (HSP) helps people and organizations use documentary video as a tool to educate, engage and advocate on social issues. We partner with people to conceptualize their idea, research and investigate it, produce it and distribute it all within a given budget.

What sets us apart is our understanding of the issues and how it fits into the larger context of the environment and humanity. Our aim is to cultivate the collective narrative to create a more compassionate and intelligent society.

Chris Profile at the Isle of Skye (P1040570)

About Chris Hsiung, President

Chris Hsiung is an engineer turned documentary filmmaker although he refuses to be defined by titles. Instead, he prefers to be guided by a spirit of learning about the world around him.

The break from tradition began with a fateful encounter with Romeo Dallaire and the horrors of the Rwandan genocide. It led Chris to re-think his nine-year career in telecommunications software design. Consequently, he left the industry to pursue his own consulting business and has not looked back since.

Chris Hsiung is owner of Hidden Story Productions, a company that helps people to use video as a tool to educate, engage or advocate for social issues through short documentary stories or creative projects. He sees storytelling as a way to nurture a more compassionate, just and intelligent society.

Hsiung was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence as part of the Calgary 2012 Cultural Capital selection. He produced a documentary short called The Spirit of Sport about what six different amateur athletes have learned from their sport. He also directed a participative documentary short called Flood of Change about a group of Nepalese youth who are fighting for better water and sanitation. The film was selected for the Global Justice Film Festival.

Chris has also spent time holding video workshops for youth in schools, non-profit organizations and aboriginal reserves. His time spent on reserves ultimately led him produce and direct his first feature-length documentary Elder in the Making, a film that World Premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival.

Chris is the Technical Director for REDx Talks, an indigenous platform for sharing knowledge. Chris also sits on the board of the Human Venture Leadership program, a research organization studying the successes and failure of humanity.

You can reach Chris at chris@hiddenstory.ca.


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