Press

"Should be a fascinating look at our wacky hamlet."

- Lucas Myers - Comedian/Actor

"Holy shit this looks terrific!"

- Tyler Harper - Nelson Star Reporter

"Super stoked to see this."

- Sydney Black, Executive Director - Nelson and District Arts Council

CBC Radio Interview

Listen to Amy on Daybreak South on October 4th.

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Articulate: Stranger than fiction?

Love it or not, Nelson is one of those communities that seem to
attract quirkiness. I’ve heard that the city is at the centre of some
kind of cosmic confluence that attracts people who are into that sort
of thing. Then there’s the art school, the hipster music venues, the
umpteen restaurants and all of Nature’s wonders that inspire folks to
propel themselves up and down mountains and across bodies of water.

Nelson’s municipal politicians have a bit of a hard go keeping
everyone happy in a town that thrives on small business and
tourism but is also a haven for the arty, the sporty and the deeply
odd. Progressive councillors are seen as soft on business; the more
conservative ones as catering to the moneyed few at the expense of the
not so moneyed. I’m thinking that no one really wants a homogenized
Nelson, so how to find the best way forward? Can the city chart a
course that acknowledges and supports what makes it unique while
still plumping for a healthy bottom line?

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Knowledge Network Brings World Premiere of Only in Nelson to Hometown

Burnaby, B.C. (September 18, 2019): British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is hosting the world premiere of local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s documentary Only in Nelson on Wednesday October 2nd and Thursday October 3rd at the Civic Theatre.

“We are delighted to again be partnering with Amy, this time on her first feature-length documentary with Knolwedge Network. She is not only talented, hard-working and resourceful but a sincere pleasure to work with as well,” said Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “Amy’s first film with Knowledge was Dreamers and Dissidents, a lovely collection of short stories about the people and history of the Kootenays. It was the winner of our province-wide workshop/competition that we had organized in Nelson a few years earlier. And now we look forward to the local community’s reaction when we return for the world premiere of Amy’s new documentary, Only in Nelson.”

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Nelson Star: Knowledge Network brings world premiere of Only in Nelson to hometown

Local filmmaker Amy Bohigian frames the story of Nelson around the 2018 civic election

The Knowledge Network is hosting the world premiere of local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s documentary Only in Nelson on Wednesday, Oct. 2, Thursday, Oct. 3, and Oct. 30 at the Civic Theatre.

“We are delighted to again be partnering with Amy, this time on her first feature-length documentary with Knowledge Network,” said Rudy Buttignol, president and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “She is not only talented, hard-working and resourceful but a sincere pleasure to work with as well.

“Amy’s first film with Knowledge was Dreamers and Dissidents, a lovely collection of short stories about the people and history of the Kootenays. It was the winner of our province-wide workshop/competition that we organized in Nelson a few years earlier. And now we look forward to the local community’s reaction when we return for the world premiere of Amy’s new documentary, Only in Nelson.”

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Kootenay Coop Radio Interview

Listen to Stephanie Myers interviewing Amy for Kootenay Morning. The interview starts at 31:52.

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My Nelson Now: Documentary on Nelson investigates social issues and image of the city

Local filmmaker Amy Bohigian says her documentary “Only in Nelson” was intended to be a piece exploring the “quirky and funny” side of the city – but that the work quickly took her in a different direction.

“Being a social documentarian it didn’t take long before i got into some of the more serious issues this town faces”, she told MyNelsonNow.com.
During the filming process, those issues reached a grim peak as a man was killed in a street brawl over a panhandling spot on Baker Street in downtown Nelson – a central event in the story.
“With the municipal election going on, it was a perfect opportunity to draw out the issues that were really top of mind for everybody”, Bohigian said.

The documentary also follows John Dooley, Deb Kozak – and Bubbles the Clown as the last, and perhaps most colourful of the three mayoral candidates during the race for the title.

“It captured some of the more spirited situations that arose around particular issues in town”, said the filmmaker.

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Press Kit

PDF with Only in Nelson synopsis, filmmaker info, etc.

Press Kit available soon

Press Folder with Images

Dropbox folder with high-resolution images, press kit posters, trailer file, director photo etc.

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