About Us

At Living Legacy Project, we believe that knowing where you came from makes you stronger. We transform the stories and memories of unique lives into quality documentary films, creating a personal legacy for generations to come.

We live in a time where Facebook postings have replaced photo albums…where family members are scattered to the four corners of the globe…and where, in this increasingly crowded, and hectic world,  finding and protecting our own stories is more important than ever.


At the Living Legacy Project we work closely with families, individuals, and organizations to create beautiful, broadcast-quality, video films. Our documentaries are produced with the same editorial depth, visual appeal and production values that our team has brought to countless television documentaries, feature films, and international news stories.

In the tradition of fine documentaries, we bring your stories and personality to life, through techniques that take the viewer back to the times and the places where the stories unfolded. Our films capture and illuminate your story with a deeper understanding of who you are, and the times and events that guided your journey.







Patricia Chew – Founder and Principal

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Patricia is an international broadcast journalist, who has produced features and documentaries for CBC, CNN International, Discovery Channel, Star TV and others. She worked as a reporter and correspondent for a dozen years at the CBC, including Correspondent for The National’s Investigative Documentary Unit. Later, she relocated to Hong Kong for CNN International where she  produced specials and hosted its first news programming out of Asia. broadcast nightly to 120 countries worldwide. She then set up her own documentary production company in Hong Kong, where she produced films and features in ten countries on three continents for the Western television market.



John Dowell – Camera

John Dowell HeadshotJohn Dowell has worked as a Director of Photography, and Lighting Cameraman, in broadcast television for over 25 years. During this time he has gained valuable experience working with diverse production environments, and people. International documentaries and Olympic sports coverage, broadcast Canadian and American television specials and series, major motion picture release electronic press kits, and behind the scenes of movie production, as well as news gathering and corporate video.




Rob Neilson – Post-production

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Since his introduction to the industry in 1993, Rob has continually expanded his knowledge, moving from props, to post-production, to directing and producing. His credits are diverse, ranging from micro-budget promos, to commercials, to multi-million dollar theatrical feature films.

With his attention to detail and competitive rates for services including color correction, compositing and dvd duplication, Rob has built his post-production company, Etch Media, into a known entity in the Vancouver independent market. His production company, Iron Horse Motion Picture Studios, currently has several feature films and television series in development, in addition to a number of service productions.