Animiki See Digital Production produces original and captivating content that reflects Indigenous Peoples in Canada, including interactive and alternative multiplatform content. We create content through domestic and international co-production treaties and partnerships. Animiki See is a leading provider of Indigenous content for television, the internet and other alternative content delivery network services.

Vanessa Loewen

Co-General Manager

A proud Manitoba Metis with matrilineal roots in the Hallett and Pruden families of the Red River settlements, Vanessa has produced and directed over 100 hours of original and captivating programming that reflects Indigenous Peoples.

With over 15 years at Animiki See Digital Production she has directed and produced dramatic, documentary and music programs. Annual production highlights include; Indigenous Day Live, a live national concert event featuring stages across the country and Remembering The Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation live broadcast from Ottawa for multiple Canadian broadcasters including the CBC, CTV and APTN. Other programs of note are the Canadian Screen Award-nominated series First Contact and 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas based on the New York Times bestselling book by Charles Mann.

Prior to her position at Animiki See, Vanessa worked in training and capacity building in the Indigenous production sector. Starting out as a trainee herself and moving into program development with the National Screen Institute, she developed and oversaw the New Voices Program for Indigenous creators, from curriculum through to job placement. Her dedication to capacity building has remained at the forefront of her career she is committed to meaningful training opportunities and ensures every production accounts for inclusion on both a community and professional level for Indigenous people, as well as ensuring the principals narrative sovereignty and traditional protocols are honoured.

Beyond working in Canadian television, Vanessa has also been actively involved in several World Indigenous Television Broadcast Network (WITBN) initiatives that have included partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous broadcasters from Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. In addition, in March of 2024 she was invited to travel to Aotearoa (New Zealand) as one of ten Indigenous producers to attend an International Co-Production summit where she met with several Maori producers to discuss opportunities for future collaboration.

Desiree Single

Co-General Manager

Desiree joined Animiki See Digital Production in October 2010. She has produced several live music specials, events and series, including: Indigenous Day Live and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation; numerous documentaries and factual series, including the CSA-nominated First Contact1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus, based on the New York Times best-selling book by Charles C. Mann and three seasons of APTN’s latest paranormal series: Ghost Hunters of the Grand River. Desiree has also produced four seasons of the French-language magazine series: Sans Réserve, for APTN. Prior to working at Animiki See, she was the Manager of Programming, Central Region, developing and commissioning original programming for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

Desiree has held several development and production positions in the Winnipeg media community since 2002.

Sharol Stewart

Production Coordinator

Sharol joined Animiki See Digital Production in October 2017 as the Production Coordinator. She has worked as the production manager for several live broadcast events, including Indigenous Day Live, Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree, the first-ever national broadcast of an official NHL game in Plains Cree; and Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Prior to working at Animiki, Sharol worked as a freelance assistant editor on several documentaries and factual series such as APTN’s The Medicine Line and CityTv Saskatchewan’s The Prairie Diner. This experience came in handy when Animiki produced the CSA-nominated First Contact and she worked as the assistant editor.

Since 2008, Sharol has held several different production positions within the Winnipeg media community.

Elisa Kasmik

Manager of Finance

Elisa is thrilled to bring her extensive accounting expertise to a dynamic and knowledgeable team. Since relocating to Canada in 2005, Elisa has amassed a wealth of experience across diverse sectors. She began her career as a bookkeeper in the organic retail food industry for six years. She then enhanced her skills in a senior accountant role at a non-profit organization dedicated to Indigenous communities, a position she held for a decade. Most recently, Elisa excelled as a controller in the insurance industry for three years.

Elisa holds an undergraduate diploma in Accounting and Business and is committed to leveraging her background to contribute effectively to the company's success. Her broad experience and solid educational foundation make her a valuable addition to the team.

Chantelle Ducharme

Production Coordinator

Chantelle Ducharme is a production coordinator at Animiki See Digital Production who joined the team in July of 2022. Prior to this, Chantelle worked for several years in freelance Winnipeg media production on various projects as a production assistant, coordinator, and manager, field producer, online host, digital media manager, and teleprompter operator.

She is Métis from St. Ambroise, Manitoba, a small village on the south shore of Lake Manitoba. Here she discovered her passion for music, winter sports, and the great outdoors, which has carried over throughout her career after graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College in 2010.

Chantelle has contributed with her diverse skill set on Animiki See productions such as Indigenous Day Live, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Hockey Night in Canada in Cree and is passionate about her work as she firmly believes storytelling is the core of our human experience.