KEN TSUI


a multidisciplinary producer bringing stories to life and people together





 





TELUS originals


Production Executive 
2021 - Ongoing 

As a Production Executive at TELUS Originals, I support a slate of compelling, locally reflective, social purpose documentary shorts, mid-length, features and docuseries that connect established filmmakers in B.C. and Alberta to viewers from diverse identities and communities. Through this Western Canadian documentary fund, the TELUS originals team prioritizes representation in front of and behind the camera.



The Vancouver
International Film Festival


Programmer, VIFF LIVE & Labs
2018 - Ongoing

Director, Industry & Live Events
2018 - 2021

As the director of creative engagement, I provide strategic leadership on initiatives that cultivate and empower the creator and the cinephile at all levels. By developing a dynamic portfolio of conferences, talks, masterclasses, exhibitions, performances and marketplaces for film, television, virtual reality, live performance and film music, Creative Engagement extends the boundaries of our collective understanding of screen-based storytelling. 


As the programmer of VIFF LIVE, I curate major events that diversify the dimensionality of the festival experience. With a focus on live performances, I have worked with talent including RZA (Wu Tang Clan), Kid Koala, Goblin, Song Exploder, Chuck D (Public Enemy), Beverly Glenn-Copeland and On Cinema at the Cinema with Tim Heidecker & Gregg Turkington.

Here There Studio


Co-Founder & Lead Producer
2014 - 2019

Here There crafts experiences and story that activates brands, ideas and spaces in pursuit of the unexpected.

In leading an award-winning, experiential marketing studio, I oversee brand creative with end-to-end project development and management in events, installations, video content and print. I collaborate with clients and artists to design an inspired vision while leading production, art direction and the development of brand story in a boutique studio environment.

Notable clients include lululemon, Samsung, Telus, Quality Green, Constellation Brand, The Vancouver Art Gallery and The Vancouver Aquarium.

Record Club Podcast


Co-Creator & Co-Producer
2020
Record Club is a live storytelling podcast that celebrates seminal albums and explores how these albums affect our lives. Produced by Kelly&Kelly and hosted by musician Louise Burns, each episode features storytellers telling a true, personal story about how a particular record shaped them. This is not a show about dissecting the musicality of an iconic album, but a show that focuses on the relationship people have with music. By the end of it’s initial run, Record Club charted on Apple Podcasts’ top 20 in the music commentary category and was featured on IndieWire’s Best Podcasts of 2020.