Who are you and what is your profession? My name is Jon Rawlinson, I'm a filmmaker.
Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing? I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada but grew up mostly in Ottawa and Vancouver.
What inspired you to be a filmmaker? My father always had cameras when we were growing up. I used to make short videos with my brother. The first ones we made were of us wakeboarding on the rideau river in Manotick, Ontario. I didn't really get filmmaking until my Mother told me about the Vancouver Film School. I took the New Media program in 1998. It was a fantastic program where we learned all aspects of digital creativity; video, web design, graphics, editing, 3d animation. The course was way ahead of its time.
Who are your heroes? Ron Fricke, David Attenborough, Alastair Fothergill, Sebastian Junger