Our special guests for our winners’ workshop in May are Alex and Tyler Mifflin—the award-winning hosts and creators of the acclaimed documentary eco-adventure television series The Water Brothers. Over the past six years, Alex and Tyler have travelled around the globe from the highest peak in Africa to the world’s mightiest rivers, deserts, and to the bottom of the ocean, exploring some of the most important water stories of our time. Commissioned by TV Ontario (TVO), the series is shown in over 40 countries, including the United States where it is available in 50 million homes on Participant Media’s PIVOT TV. Additionally, they are winners of the BBC Earth Best Newcomers award at the UK’s Wildscreen festival, known as the “Green Oscars”
Alex and Tyler are huge supporters of the YRE Canada program and spoke at last year's winners workshop. This upcoming workshop, they will be hosting a special session where students can learn more about documentary filmmaking, including getting some hands-on experience. We’re excited to have them on-board!