EVA WUNDERMAN | Producer, Director, Writer
Photo credit: Koichi Saito

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Eva lived in Australia and England before immigrating to Canada in 1981. She worked in Radio for several years before getting into the film industry in the early 1990’s.

For over twenty years, she has been producing and directing highly innovative, award-winning documentaries and her films have been broadcast around the world. Her documentaries have taken her to remote locations around the world and have been shown throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

Eva has become known for her intimate style and fearless ability to get the footage needed and to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. 

Eva has won numerous awards including a Leo Award for best director, a Gemini for the television series "Weird Homes" and a Gracie Allen Individual Achievement Award. For more, visit the Awards page.


Bio & Notable Achievements

2013 Eva produced and directed ONCE WERE ENEMIES – a WWII documentary that earned her a Golden Sheaf Award for best historical documentary. It has aired on SVT, SBS, NHK, KCTS9, and Discovery Asia

2011 – 2012  Her documentary AFTERMETH was produced, written and directed for Knowledge Network – a film where she re-visited an addict's family several years after she featured them in Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear. 2014 she made a Swedish version for TV4 Fakta.

2012 Eva directed GENDER BLENDER while mentoring high school students as they explored the LGBTQ issues at their school.

2009 she produced and directed CANYON WAR, the telling of an untold story in Canadian History. It won her several awards, amongst them a New York International Film Festival award for Best Director. It has aired on Knowledge, APTN and KCTS9

2008 Eva directed three episodes of LAST TEN POUNDS BOOTCAMP, a reality series produced by The Eyes for Slice Network.

2008 Eva directed a half-hour episode for the series REMEDY ME! Produced by Creative Atlantic Productions for W-Network.

2007 Eva directed three episodes of BULDGING BRIDES, a reality series produced by The Eyes for Slice Network.

2006 NOT A GAME Eva wrote, produced and directed a production about the dangers of crystal meth aimed at the elementary school level and is currently part of the drug education curriculum in B.C. schools.

2004 – 2005 Eva wrote and directed CRYSTAL FEAR, CRYSTAL CLEAR, a highly intimate view of kids involved with crystal meth. It was produced for CBC’s The Passionate Eye and earned her a Gracie Allen Individual Achievement Award in New York.  

1998 - 2002 Eva collaborated as producer with Mike Collier of Yaletown Entertainment to develop the Gemini Award winning series WEIRD HOMES. She directed the show that became the top rated Canadian program on the Life Network.

2000 – 2003 she also directed the series WEIRD WHEELS and WEIRD WEDDINGS that was developed based on its success.

1999 Eva was co-producer and director of THE WRATH OF THE DRAGON -a short film about heroin addiction. The film won best documentary and the people’s choice award at the Squamish film festival, the curators First Choice at the Chicago Film Festival, and was also featured at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival. A one-hour version of this production--WHERE ANGELS WEEP, won a Golden Sheaf Award in 2000.

1997 Eva went to Western Samoa to executive produce and co-direct PARADISE BENT, an award winning one-hour documentary about the Fa’afafine culture.

1996 Eva co-produced and was the director/writer on a production that was the first to document one of the most important archaeological discoveries of a Maya excavation site at Joya de Ceren in El Salvador. The film entitled THE MAYA POMPEII was produced for The Learning Channel and later broadcast by Discovery International and SBS in Australia.

1995 Eva’s first documentary for television THE LEGACY OF TRUK LAGOON won her a Leo Award for best director--a film shot on location in the South Pacific featuring the American carrier-based attack in 1944 on the island of Truk , known as Japan’s Gibraltar of the Pacific.

1994 Eva completed Directing for Film at the Vancouver Film School. Subsequently, she co-produced and directed HEALING HANDS - a half-hour show about massage therapy for the Knowledge Network.

1993, she received an I.T.V.A. Emerald City Gold Award - for the corporate production MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION.

1986 – 1993 Eva spent 8 years writing and producing programs for radio before starting her career in the film industry. She wrote, directed and produced more than 150 corporate and educational production