CREATIVE TEAM: Some of the creative folks making Campside Productions comes to life...

Cory & Janet Trépanier live in the hills of Caledon, northwest of Toronto. Their passion for the outdoors is shared with a wide audience through the filming of their adventures in the wild, creating an awareness of our diminishing environments.

Cory takes his pursuit of painting and filming wild places beyond the realm of comfort. Seeking to experience nature in its many forms, Cory pushes himself into places seldom seen or ever captured on canvas. Filming this process presents an engaging perspective for the viewer, as Cory takes them on journeys that inspire passion to explore our world.

His productions are noted for their visual beauty and compelling storytelling, connecting viewers with the world around us in a meaningful way.

Past productions include A Painter’s Odyssey, Into The Arctic: An Artist’s Journey To The North and Into The Arctic II.

Cory's fine art:
Cory's Into The Arctic Project:

MUSIC: George Cattapan

George is a Toronto based composer and producer. His music has appeared on radio television and advertising. By combining "old school" musical experience, with the latest in digital technology, George is able to produce music in a wide range of styles.

In addition to pursuing opportunities in original film and television music, George also composes songs for commericial release. For more information, and and to hear samples of his music, please visit


Max has been working in the industry for 4 years now since graduating at Canadore College in Northern Ontario with a diploma in Video and Film Production.

He has worked for a variety of different productions and networks most recently editing on Les Stroud's new series Beyond Survival for Discovery Networks. Max also teamed up with Stroud on the Survivorman series seasons 2 & 3 working in post-production as well as on location shooting second unit during production.

With his love for adventure and expedition he takes his shooting and editing style to the edge to make his works come to life. In 2009 shot for a week with Cory at Wilberforce Falls in the South Central Arctic and continues to work with him in the post production stage of his Into The Arctic project. Also is starting post-production on the adventure documentary Old Man River a 4000km expedition along the Mississippi River which he shot, and edited a trailer in December 2009 for a potential pilot series narrated and produced by Les Stroud.



Often a companion in Cory’s outdoor painting adventures, brother Carl Trépanier dedicated his talents for month during the 2009 Ellesmere Island filming trek in the Canadian High Arctic. In addition to capturing the north through videography, he also doubled as still photographer, on camera talent, gear transporter, field production and much, much more.


As a full-time freelance writer/photographer since 1988 James Smedley is responsible for more than 500 written pieces and close to 1,500 images published in Canadian and U.S. books, magazines and newspapers. With the outdoors as his main subject, Smedley is no stranger to canoes, fly rods, floatplanes, hiking boots and heavy packs. The enthusiasm he brings to his work has earned him over 40 National and International awards for writing and photography since 1996. James is Travel Editor at Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine and a regular feature writer for Thunder Bay's Chronicle Journal and Sault Ste Marie's The Sault Star. He lives in the northern Ontario town of Wawa near the coast of Lake Superior with his wife Francine and daughters Islay and Lillian.




Marten is a northern film maker, photographer and visual artist who lives with his family upstream from Whitehorse, Yukon. His work focuses on arctic and subarctic light, landscapes and life. Marten’s award winning documentaries have been shown across Canada and internationally, while his still images appear regularly in solo and group exhibits, publications and books. Marten is currently working on an art project entitled “Remote Sensibility”. Incorporating new media installations, photo montage and film, "Remote Sensibility” explores industrial global culture's immaterial relationship with wild and remote places.

Passionate about the link between art and the natural world, Marten has delighted in contributing to Cory’s “Into the Arctic” project.

More information about his films, still images and visual art can be found at

EDITOR: Kevin Smith

Kevin Lee Smith graduated from Seneca College at the top of his class with high honours in Television Production in 1996. While in school he established Bulror Productions Inc., created initially as a music publishing company. Kevin had written and produced the single “Did you Lie” which was signed to a 3-year deal at Quality Music Canada. Since then, the music has been his hobby and television production the main focus.
Having mastered such non-linear edit systems as Accom Stratasphere, Affinity, Media100, Final Cut Pro, and Avid Symphony, Kevin has cut hundreds of corporate productions, web videos, commercials, as well as a healthy dose of reality TV series' including "MTV Live" (MTV) "Picture This" (Discovery HD), "Project Mom" "Project Dad" (CMT), "Karma Trekkers" (Wealth TV), "Let's Shop" (CTV Travel) "Moneyworld" (CanWest Global), among others. 
Kevin also shoots, directs, and produces a diverse array of projects, including producing/directing "Queen For A Day - The Documentary" which tells the story behind the very first reality show to ever hit the airwaves, Queen For A Day.  The project is a feature length documentary slated for release in 2012.


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