Cedar Island is a recent joint venture between seasoned producers Henrik Meyer and Andrew Williamson to produce meaningful documentaries, digital media projects and feature dramas with a focus on international co-productions.
Bringing together their decades of domestic and international experience, Andrew and Henrik develop, finance and create captivating content for broadcasters, distributors and audiences in Canada and around the world.
Cedar Island is in production on the German/Canadian documentary feature The Whale and the Raven with the National Film Board of Canada and the CBC Doc Channel feature The Search. They are in pre-production on The Magnitude of All Things, the new film from award-winning director Jennifer Abbott.
Andrew Williamson is a seasoned producer and director who started OFF ISLAND in 1999 to create content with purpose. He executive produced the critically acclaimed doc-series Emergency Room: Life & Death at VGH for The Knowledge Network/Discovery and High Moon, a co-venture with Universal Cable Productions and Executive Producer Bryan Fuller. He also produced Gastown Gamble for the OWN Network.
Andrew is producing The Whale and the Raven, a Canadian / German feature documentary with the National Film Board of Canada/ARTE and Spiral, a scripted webseries, for TELUS. Andrew was recently VP Production & Digital for Lark Productions where he produced for television series including Motive (CTV), Emergency Room, Gastown Gamble, The Real Housewives of Vancouver (Shaw) and Mom's A Medium (Corus).
Andrew is the founder of Crazy8s and previously Director of Industrial Relations at the CMPA. He volunteers with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project to help educate people about climate change.
Henrik Meyer has produced film and television for over 25 years. His last film as a German producer was Margarethe von Trotta’s Venice-contender ROSENSTRASSE, and his first production in Canada after immigrating in 2004 was Douglas Coupland’s EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN, which won Best Picture and Best Screenplay in British Columbia in 2006. Since then, Henrik has produced over 1500 minutes of German television in Canada and co-produced 2013 Berlinale-contender GOLD and multi-award winning, Indigenous youth drama SHANA – THE WOLF’S MUSIC, which will be aired at Canada’s APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) in 2018.
Before moving to Canada and becoming a dual German-Canadian citizen, Henrik was the inaugural head of Letterbox Filmproduktion at Studio Hamburg and produced for all leading German broadcasters as well as Warner Bros. and the Tele Munich Group. His company RED CEDAR FILMS is named after the ‘tree of life’ in local Indigenous culture, and most recently, he joined forces with Andrew Williamson on the international feature doc co-pro THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN.