CharacterDriven was founded by filmmaker, broadcaster and producer Joani Herron. Joani is a third generation filmmaker. Her grandfather was scouted to work in Hollywood in 1915 after working for British Pathé in the last 19th century and was asked to serve on the original board of the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau in 1929, later to be known as the National Film Board of Canada.
Joani produces and hosts a radio show by the same name on CHLY 101.7 fm featuring guests who are making a difference in the world. She loves the people behind the story, particularly those who have taken risks to bring the truth to light. Radio is a perfect medium for whistle-blowers and others who are trying to keep a low profile. She has also recorded and interviewed independent and renowned musicians who have dedicated their lives to the craft.
As a television producer, Joani sometimes steps in front of the camera, though she loves to work behind the scenes. This interview with luthier Steve Heizer for Shaw TV is an example of how she loves to share stories when she meets amazing people in her travels and sometimes steps out from behind the lens to highlight their talents. Check out Steve's beautiful farm, the place where he crafts amazing guitars and repairs well-loved stringed instruments.
Joani now broadcasts her terrestrial radio show and myriad other media projects from her unique 1969 Airstream which has become a mobile broadcast studio. The pioneering spirit lives on as she, like her grandfather, seeks out sounds and images wherever they can be found, broadcasting on location...wherever there are stories to be told.
CharacterDriven is a listener and viewer supported venture as the content is definitely not main stream. She has always thrived on presenting media that highlights alternative points of view and provides a platform for those who would not otherwise have a voice.
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