President, Producer & Director
Trish Dolman founded Screen Siren Pictures in 1997 and is a leading Western Canadian feature film, documentary, television, digital producer and director. With more than 30 documentary and feature film credits over her twenty-eight-year career, her projects have won acclaim, awards and have screened at various marquee international festivals.
Trish’s credits in 2020 include French Exit, a feature film adaptation of Patrick DeWitt’s award-winning novel starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges for Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Worldwide that closed the New York Film Festival last fall and earned Pfeiffer a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in 2021; The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel which premiered at TIFF and made the qualifying list for Best Documentary Feature for this year’s Academy Awards; Citizen Bio, a feature-length documentary she directed about the subculture of biohacking which premiered on Showtime and Crave last fall. Other recent credits include Indian Horse, an adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, which was the most successful English-Canadian film of 2018; and Canada In A Day, for which Trish won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Director, Documentary, and was executive produced by Ridley Scott and inspired by Kevin Macdonald’s Life in a Day. She is currently producing British Columbia – A History, a landmark four-part historical documentary series for Knowledge Network, set to premiere in 2021; and executive producing Bones of Crows, a dramatic miniseries for the CBC, produced, written, and directed by award-winning filmmaker and playwright Marie Clements.
In 2003, Trish was the youngest recipient of Women in Film & Video Vancouver’s Woman of the Year Award and received Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin’s La Grande Dame Woman of Distinction. In 2010 she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in British Columbia by the Vancouver Sun. In 2020, she received the Douglas Dale Industry Builder Award from Sim Video and is nominated for the 2021 Indiescreen CMPA Established Producer Award with her producing partner Christine Haebler.
Trish regularly mentors emerging filmmakers and producers through Women in the Director’s Chair, the CMPA and Alberta Producer Accelerator. She is committed to elevating female and BIPOC producers, writers, and directors.